The Florey Design Competition, Florey Building, Oxford

We are seeking a long term solution to conserve and upgrade the building, now Grade II listed, combined with exemplary energy design and sustainability.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Eol, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Renovation, Sustainability
Country UK
Registration Deadline 9 October 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 9 October 2013 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Multi-disciplinary teams, which should include, but are not limited to, an architect (who will act as the lead consultant), structural engineer, services engineer (M&E), and a cost consultant

Description
The Fellows of Queen’s College are seeking a long term solution to conserve and upgrade the Grade II listed fabric, combined with exemplary sustainable design.
The project needs to balance a respect for Stirling’s original vision with a high-quality upgrade of fabric and services.
It must also address the wider site area for the inclusion of new accommodation, social and modern facilities, as well as improving and refreshing the overall setting.
Ideally, the site will operate as a stand-alone facility out of term time (for special events and conference, for instance) and during term accommodate an entire undergraduate year of 100. This will necessitate the design and construction of an annexe on adjacent land and is not expected to involve an extension of the Florey building.
The project’s key themes encompass:
- A skilful balance of the heritage of the College with the provision of modern facilities
- Exemplary, original and sustainable design, which relates to the high-quality, historic setting
- The needs of the College community and visitors

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
The project budget is yet to be determined and will be dependent upon the final briefing and concepts proposed by the teams. However, it is not expected that the project will exceed £19 million.
An honorarium of £5,000 will be offered to each shortlisted practice on completion of the second stage of the competition. The winning team will deduct this amount from their first invoice.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Please follow entry instructions on the competition website:
http://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/florey/index.html

Submission Address
Malcolm Reading Consultants
Fourth Floor
10 Ely Place
London EC1N 6RY

Timetable
Winner announced: Early February 2014

Organizer
Malcolm Reading Consultants

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