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RIBA opens BBC Radio 4 recording booth contest

[Registration to be completed by 18 April] RIBA Competitions has opened a contest to design a £40,000 mobile recording pod for BBC Radio 4

Open to architects and designers, the international contest seeks proposals for a waterproof ‘pod’ capable of repeated indoor and outdoor assembly over its two year lifespan.

As part of the BBC’s UK-wide touring Listening Project the public will be invited inside the ‘warm and welcoming’ structure to record group conversations.

The design must be large enough to house up to three participants and a sound producer. When dismantled the structural elements must also be small enough to be transported inside a typical office building.

The contest’s registration fee is between £35 and £50.

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