OpenHouse Limerick

A Pavillion for Limerick




Open House Limerick is commissioning a new pavillion for the people of Limerick through an open call process seeking expressions of interest from architects on the island of Ireland. The selected pavilion will be installed in the Ted Russell Park, Limerick throughout Summer 2022. This is to be a pavilion for the people of Limerick, a truly public space.


Stage one – Expressions of Interest. (August 10th - September 13th 2021)
Stage two – Submission by chosen six architects/practices. (October 29th 2021)


Stage three - Announcement of chosen pavilion from one successful architect/ practice. (November 10th 2021)


Stage four - Detailing, tendering and construction of chosen pavilion. (November 2021 – May 2022)


Selection for the chosen pavilion will be done through our judging panel, which will be taking into account public feedback gained through having a pop-up exhibition (October 29th - November 9th) and through social media.


Let us know your thoughts by tagging us on social media or emailing


Judging Panel:  

Maria Donoghue. OHL Committee 2016-Present (Architect, James Corbett Architects) . Previously an Ar- chitect with Limerick Council & Lecturer at SAUL-much experience of researching and presenting architecture to a broader audience. Many years of experience organising cultural events.
Sarah Newell. OHL Committee 2018- Present (Planner, LCCC). Advocate for Limerick’s built heritage. In- volved in commissioning, in 2016, Sharon Slater’s book on Tait as part of the Percent for Art scheme. Coordi- nated OHL’s tour of Tait Clothing Factory in 2017.
Shane Joyce. OHL Committee 2021 (Project Engineer, Dennany Reidy Associates). Has recently graduated from National University Galway in Civil Engineering. Is now undertaking a Master’s degree at Heriot-Watt Uni- versity, has many contacts within the profession and student body.

Ciara McInerney. OHL Committee 2021, (Architect, Stonetown Architects, Director). Excellent communica- tions end project management skills. Extensive knowledge of the Limerick architectural network. Member of the RIAI and the Architects Registration Board in the UK.


Download the PDF for details of the brief and an outline of the stages of the competition.

Six successful submissions for Pavilion project:

Submission #1 | A2 Architects.

Submission #1 | Carson and Crushell.

Submission #3 | Déanta Collective.

Submission #4 | Groarke Architects.

Submission #5 | Hannigan Cooke Architects and NOJI Architects.

Submission #6 | nineteeneighty.


This project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland's Engaging with Architecture Scheme.

Open House Limerick 2021 is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Heritage Council and Limerick City and County Culture and Arts Office.

Open House LImerick is sponsored by Roadstone and RIAI and supported by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Open House Worldwide and