|Type||International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||7 November 2016 GoogleCal iCal|
|7 November 2016 (via Online)|
|Eligibility||Architects, engineers, artists, sculptors, technologists and other related design professionals|
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the launch of an international open design competition for ‘The Wall’ -a structure made of a million bricks to represent answered prayer. The competition is being managed on behalf of the charity Network, The Evangelical Council for the Manchester Area Trust.
‘The Wall’ competition is a unique opportunity for talented designers to unleash their creativity to design a new dramatic and inspirational UK landmark, a significant commission of public art. The idea of a former Leicester City FC Chaplain, Richard Gamble, this structure will consist of a million bricks each representing an individual answered prayer. Potentially the size of 62 houses, it is intended to be built by the side of a motorway. In April 2016 over £47,000 was raised through crowdfunding with people from across the world getting involved in this innovative project.
Renato Benedetti, Benedetti Architects, RIBA Adviser
Anna Pepperall, Public Art Curator (Angel of North)
Jes Fernie, independent curator and writer
Stephen Timms MP
Baroness Sal Brinton
Pam Rhodes, Broadcaster, Writer and BBC Presenter Songs of Praise
Victoria Lawrence, Founder ‘Abigail Ministries’
Richard Gamble, CEO ‘The Wall of Answered Prayer’
Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 + VAT.
Royal Institute of British Architects