Monday28 July 2014

RIBA launches international design competition for York's Guildhall

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First prize winner will receive £5,000

The RIBA and City of York Council have launched a design competition to explore future uses for York’s Guildhall and riverside quarter.

Architects are invited to develop ideas for the Guildhall, associated office accommodation, river frontage and boat yard.

A £5,000 prize will be awarded to the winner with second and third placed teams receiving £3,000 and £2,000 respectively. Fourth and fifth placed teams will receive £1,000 each.

The judging panel includes RIBA advisor Keith Williams and David Warburton, head of design conservation and sustainable sevelopment at City of York Council.

Keith Williams, said: “This is an ideas competition.  Nevertheless, it represents an intriguing and testing challenge to architects to balance successfully the sensitive nature of York’s historic riverside with inspirational proposals that will show how this extraordinarily rich complex of buildings and spaces may be transformed.”

The competition submission deadline is Tuesday, November 6 and the results will be announced early December.

For more information see www.ribacompetitions.com.


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  • As far as I can understand this competition is a clever way for York council to get tens, if not hundreds of Architects, to carry out RIBA stages A and B for the small chance of winning a few thousand pounds - barely enough to cover the costs incurred for the practice lucky enough to 'win'.

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