RIBA APPROVED Details are available from the RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS, tel 0113 234 1335, fax 0113 246 0744, email riba. competitions@mail. riba. org
VISUAL ARTS BUILDING, COLCHESTER Expressions of interest are invited from multi-disciplinary design teams interested in taking part in a competition for the design of an innovative new multimillion-pound visual arts centre in Colchester, Essex. The deadline for receipt of practice profiles is 28 August. Further details are available from the RIBA Competitions Office.
LOWTHER CASTLE AND GARDENS, PENRITH, CUMBRIA Expressions of interest are invited from architectural practices to join a team of professional consultants in carrying forward the conclusions of a conservation plan for Lowther Castle and Gardens in Cumbria to enable these features to be open to the public and function as a high-profile visitor attraction. Deadline for receipt of practice profiles is 8 July.
TWO DESIGN COMPETITIONS: PLAISTOW, EAST LONDON Design submissions are invited for the refurbishment of low-rise housing on the Brooks Estates in Plaistow, east London, as well as the refurbishment of two highrise housing tower blocks on the estate. The deadline for design submissions for both competitions is 19 August.
Details on how to register for the brief are available at www. ribacompetitions. com
STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION wood. for good invites submissions for an open ideas competition, based on an imaginary inner-city site. The competition is open to students of architecture and those in relevant associated disciplines (engineering, interior design, product design, etc). The submission deadline has been extended to September 2003.