Sessay Hub Community Hall and Sports Pavilion

Community hall and sports pavilion competition for the small rural community

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Community, Public
Country UK
RegDeadline 28 October 2014 GoogleCal iCal
28 October 2014 (via Online)
Eligibility registered architects and architect-led teams worldwide

Sessay is a small rural community on the North East edge of the Vale of York approximately 20 miles North of York. The client is seeking a talented multi-disciplinary design team to achieve their vision of an exemplary, bold, distinctive and elegant new community hub of lasting quality consisting of a community hall and sports pavilion set in a well designed landscape including playing fields. The existing community hall and pavilion located in the centre of the village is poorly designed, thermally inefficient and coming to the end of its useful life, parking, servicing, landscaping and infrastructure around the current building is generally dysfunctional and unattractive. New facilities are required to meet the future demands of the community and to cater for increasing numbers of visitors as evidenced by recent public consultations (see Sessay & Hutton Sessay Community Plan 2014). The village has a history of commissioning buildings of quality such as the church, school and housing by William Butterfield in the 19th Century and wishes to continue this tradition.

Robin Snell, Robin Snell and Partners, RIBA Adviser
Wayne Hemingway MBE, Designer and Writer
Don Keskeys, Design Manager North East, Homes & Communities Agency
Councillor Mark Robson, Hambleton District Council Leader
John MacPherson, Chair Sessay Parish Council
Guy Musgrave, Sessay Cricket Club/Sessay VHPFA Chair
David Bee, Chair Sessay Bowls Club
David Watson, CEO North Yorkshire Sport Ltd

The four shortlisted teams will each receive honoraria of £3,000 + VAT. The winner’s honorarium represents an advance on their professional fee post-competition.

Entry Fee

Announcement of Result: 9 January 2015

Sessay Village Hall, Playing Fields Association and RIBA

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