Competition Finalist in Yorkshire

One of five finalists out of 87 entries.

Various Architects’ project “Yorkshire Diamond” was chosen as one of five finalists in the RIBA competition for a new Mobile Pavilion for Yorkshire Forward.

From the RIBA Press Release

“Yorkshire Forward and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire are delighted to announce the five short listed schemes for the Renaissance Pavilion competition.

The judging panel reviewed 87 entries, including submissions from across Europe, Japan, India, USA and New Zealand and short-listed the following schemes;

Arbour –  Andrew Lock & Jonathan Rennie, London UK

Foundry – 67 Design, Bristol UK

Mollusc – ShedKM Architects, Liverpool UK

Yorkshire Diamond – Various Architect, Oslo Norway

Yorkshire Rise – What Architecture, London UK

Competitors were invited to develop an inspirational and demountable structure, providing flexible spaces to host community, cultural and civic events, which will enable greater community engagement, continue to promote the role of design quality within economic development in the region, and promote ownership and pride in our public places.

The Renaissance Pavilion is envisaged as an exciting opportunity to maintain the momentum and demonstrate the principles of Yorkshire Forward’s successful renaissance programme. It will build on the approach to quality and place demonstrating the achievements of recent renaissance projects such as the Castleford Bridge (Benedetti + McDowell Architects), Barnsley Digital Media Centre (Bauman Lyons Architects) and Scarborough Promenade (LDA).

Panellist Geoff Shearcroft of AOC Architects commented; “I was delighted with the diversity of the entries and feel that we have five high quality schemes short-listed. Demountable structures require a particular blend of design aspiration and operational practicality, and we feel every one of our short listed schemes can achieve this”

The short-listed teams will be interviewed by the judging panel in November to determine a winner and will be working to a tight schedule in order to ensure the winning scheme can be completed within 12 months.”


Project images will be released once the winner has been announced.

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