Renaissance Pavilion, Yorkshire

This competition has been launched to find outstandingly talented designers for the design of 'The Renaissance Pavilion', a mobile, demountable structure designed to host a range of events throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Pavilion
Country Yorkshire, UK
RegDeadline 16 October 2008 GoogleCal iCal
16 October 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

The Renaissance Pavilion is a demountable building for Yorkshire Forward to promote, showcase and host events to celebrate the continuing Renaissance of Yorkshire’s great places and to demonstrate the Renaissance Commitment to Great Places. The Renaissance programme has invested considerable sums in delivering high quality public realm and new public spaces across the region, and the Pavilion is conceived as a viable approach to encourage local authority ownership and programming of these new places for events throughout the year. This is a competition to find a design team for this pavilion.
Yorkshire Forward invites participants to suggest inspiring, deliverable ideas for this new demountable building which will provide a unique event space. The Renaissance Pavilion will open at a yet-to-be-confirmed location in Yorkshire, as part of the Renaissance Festival. Once open, it will travel throughout the region. The Pavilion must also be capable of creating its own sustainable lifetime beyond this Festival.
The budget for the fabrication of the building is £650,000.

Trustee (Chairman / Equiv. Yorkshire Forward)
Elizabeth Motley (Head of Renaissance Towns and Cities Team, Yorkshire Forward)
Simon Harrison (Architect Urbanist, Yorkshire Forward)
Graham Halliday (Project Manager, Yorkshire Forward)
Richard Motley (Integreat Yorkshire)
Emma England (Regional Director, RIBA Yorkshire)
Geoff Shearcroft (Design advisor and Director, AOC)

3 shortlisted teams will be invited to attend an interview with the jury panel and will each receive an equal honorarium of £3,000 + VAT to cover associated expenditure with attending the interview and making a presentation to the judges included in this.

Entry Fee

minimum 4 A3 boards and an accompanying report (not more than 2 A4 sheets) and a CD with digital datas

Submission Address
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS

Shortlist (3 teams) announced: 21 October 2008
Shortlist interviews: 31 October 2008
Winning design team announced: 4 November 2008

Yorkshire Forward, RIBA

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