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Competitions: Editor's Pick, 13.12.13

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RIBA ideas contest for rail structures, Scottish National Gallery contract and the regeneration of a fort in Devon. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The RIBA has launched an ideas contest for new ‘aesthetically pleasing’ gantry and cantilever structures for the future electrification of UK railways. Open to architects, engineers and designers; the contest focuses on conservation and residential areas impacted by HS2. Ten shortlisted teams will receive £15,000 to develop schemes. [Stage one submissions must be made electronically by 29 January]

National Galleries of Scotland is seeking an architect-led design team to overhaul the Scottish National Gallery (pictured) and its Mound site. Set to complete in 2018, the £9 million project is expected to double display areas, improve visitor facilities and reduce the gallery’s carbon footprint. [PQQs must be completed by 9 January 2014]

An architect is needed to regenerate Devon’s derelict Fort Bovisand, creating a visitor attraction which will ‘help bring the fort’s history to life’ inside the iconic coastal Tudor fort. Private residences are also considered for part of the site [Expressions of interest due 3 January 2014]

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