Almost 150 international entries.
Ian Simpson Architects with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers and Hoare Lea Engineers has been announced as winners of the competition to design a new innovative, architecturally striking educational, conference and seed production complex at the National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley, part of the Liverpool City Region which is intended to be one of the first buildings in the country to be rated BREEAM “Outstanding”.
|Category||Project Competition / Competition Result|
|Type||International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|Genre||Architecture, Landscape, Public|
|RegDeadline||22 December 2008 GoogleCal iCal|
|7 January 2009 GoogleCal|
|Eligibility||Registered architect and architect-led teams|
The National Wildflower Centre is located within the walled garden of Court Hey Park, an attractive Victorian park of 14 hectares, landscaped with wildflowers. The proposed new complex will complement the 150 metre long Civic Trust and RIBA Award winning building developed as part of the Millennium project that established the National Wildflower Centre in 2000. The National Wildflower Centre currently draws around 30,000 visitors to the park on average with 9,000 school children participating in educational activity. The Centre want to improve the overall quality of the visitor experience, meet the latent demand for additional visitors and conference delegates and facilitate a wider range of events and activities in the future.
Tony Jones, National Wildflower Centre
Lucinda Antal, National Wildflower Centre
Grant Luscombe, Landlife
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council - TBC
Rod Holmes, Grosvenor - TBC
Gerald Scarfe, Patron of the National Wildflower Centre – TBC
Richard Tracey, North West Regional Development Agency
Sue Carmichael, RIBA Adviser
An honoraria of £6,000 +VAT will be awarded to each of the shortlisted competitors.
1 A1 panel accompanied by a short report on a single A4 sheet.
Shortlist announced: 16 January 2009
Deadline for stage 2 submissions: 13 February 2009
Stage 2 interviews: 4 March 2009
Winner announced w/c 9 March 2009
National Wildflower Centre