Docomomo Ireland
Special Award for Dissertation 2015
DATE: 30/6/2015
This prize is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students registered on the island of Ireland in the field of architecture, art history and design and aims to encourage research into the legacy of the Modern Movement in Ireland.The award is for the essay or dissertation completed during the academic year 2013-2015 that offers the best documentation of modernist architectural or urban thinking in Ireland or which proposes a better way to protect or conserve this heritage. The call for submissions is deliberately broad in its scope and can include research about buildings, designers, monuments, public space or structures.

The winning essay will demonstrate excellence in all or any one of the following: 

1. A critical analysis of some aspect of the Modern Movement in Ireland.
- The essay should be an in-depth examination of a topic while also expanding on the contribution to a broader cultural context.

2. The essay should have a clear narrative and be engaging to the reader.
- Clarity of writing will be a priority.

3 . Demonstrate insights into the broader cultural context of modernism.
- Reference to international practice is encouraged.

4. Originality of research
- The method of research and sources should be credited.

5. Demonstrate an innovation in building techniques or technology of conservation.
- Technical examinations of Conservation techniques are welcomed.


The winning entry will receive €300, there will be two runner-up prizes of €100 and it is intended to publish winning entries. All short-listed entries will be submitted to the Irish Architectural Archive. The winners and short-list will be announced at a DoCoMoMo event during Autumn 2015.

Miriam Fitzpatrick, Gul Kacmaz Erk and Shane O’Toole.

Essays to be presented in  digital format and submitted on the website in PDF format.
Abstract of 250 words to be included inside cover sheet.
Word-count limit 8,000 (excluding footnotes).
Cover sheet to include student’s name, contact details, academic institution, title, and word-count.
All sources must be documented.
Table of Contents and a Bibliography to be included.
The Assessor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

More details: website.