Rob Loader Architects wins York Guildhall competition
RIBA competition attracted 36 entries
Rob Loader Architects has a RIBA competition to re-imagine York’s Guildhall complex.
The practice fought off firms including Architecture & Urbanism Studio, Jak Studio, Nicholas Mills Architect and a joint venture between Sack and Reicher, ESC-Studio and Collingridge and Smith Architects.
Keith Williams, jury panel chair, said the jury was unanimous in its decision to award first prize to Rob Loader and his project team James Decent and Joseph Little.
“The winner addresses most clearly of all those shortlisted the aspirations of the city of York – in offering scope for the creation of jobs and the growth of the local economy; in promising an attractive public space providing a new connection between river and city; in its sustainability; finally, in its marriage of new and old, combining new design with respect for the historic context,” he added.
In the new year work will start on developing options for the use of the Guildhall.
- 1st Place and £5,000: Robert Loader Architects, London
- Joint 2nd Place and £2,500: Jak Studio, London; Nicholas Mills Architect, Edinburgh
- Runners up and £1,000: SEC JV Architects, Cumbria; Architecture & Urbanism Studio, London
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