Faculty of Arts building for the University of Warwick

This University wishes to appoint an innovative and insightful team with exceptional creative skills to design the Faculty of Arts Development.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project/EOI/PQQ, Architect, Three-Stage, Onymous
Genre School
Country UK
RegDeadline 27 October 2016 GoogleCal iCal
27 October 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Registered architects

The University of Warwick is seeking expressions of interest from Architect-led multidisciplinary design teams for the design of a new building to host the Faculty of Arts. Known as the 'Faculty of Arts Development', it will be home to a globally leading centre for research and teaching in arts and humanities subjects. To achieve the University's high aspirations for the development, we are calling for partners from the very best that the design community has to offer and as such have asked RIBA Competitions to assist in this process.
The University of Warwick's main campus is located on the south-west fringe of Coventry on the border with Warwickshire, just 30 minutes by train to Birmingham and one hour to London. The site for the Faculty of Arts Development lies at the heart of this vibrant campus in a prominent, strategically important location. It is close to key buildings including the Library, the Students' Union, the Social Sciences Building, Warwick Arts Centre and the recently completed Teaching & Learning Building.
The Faculty of Arts at Warwick is one of the World's top 50 Arts and Humanities faculties. It is made up of eight departments currently housed in the existing Humanities Building and spilling into another academic building: Milburn House. The new building will reunite these departments, fulfilling one of the Faculty's primary objectives. With this, it will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the Central Campus, provide an architecturally outstanding environment which demonstrates the Faculty of Art's ambitions and become a destination for our global community of students, academics and visitors.

The Evaluation Panel will include:
- members of the University’s Senior Leadership Team
- Senior Departmental Academics
- RIBA Advisor, Cindy Walters

Designe Commission
An equal honorarium of GBP £7,500(+VAT) will be paid to each of the shortlisted teams.

Entry Fee

Shortlist notified & Notification to unsuccessful applicants: 24 November 2016
Submission of tenders (design concepts): 18 January 2017
Final interviews/presentations & preferred team selected: 30 January 2017
Public announcement of result: 1 February 2017

The University of Warwick, RIBA

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