Local practice named as tentative winner of RIBA Ullswater contest
A design by Carlisle-based Architects Plus (UK) has been chosen as the ‘preferred scheme’ in the RIBA contest to design a new clubhouse building for a yacht club on Lake Ullswater in Cumbria
The proposal for the Ullswater Yacht Club was chosen from more than 180 entries, and was described by the judges as ‘an iconic response that satisfied the club’s functional requirements, as well as flood, size and cost criteria’.
The club’s management committee have already endorsed the ‘preferred scheme’ and over the Easter weekend the design will be shown to the members. Once this process is complete Architects Plus is expected to be confirmed as winners.
The competition was launched in December last year, setting architects the challenge of designing a new Clubhouse capable of withstanding flooding, and providing increased and improved accommodation. Ullswater Yacht Club is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, and is unrivalled in its facilities both on and off the water. Their Clubhouse suffered extensive damage in the floods of November 2009 and although structural repairs have enabled the club to continue to function they decided to proceed with Conceptual and Feasibility studies for a new building.
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RIBA launches Ullswater yacht clubhouse competition
The RIBA has launched a competition to design a new clubhouse building for a yacht club on Lake Ullswater in Cumbria
The competition brief is for a 500m² building with defences to withstand future floods. The original clubhouse suffered extensive flood damage in November 2009.
As part of plans to increase membership at the club, designers are asked to propose a ‘functional, welcoming, practical and flexible’ facility.
The Lake District tourist destination currently provides holidaymakers and locals access to dinghies, keelboats, and a sailing area.
The deadline for entries is 15 February 2011.
For more information visit the RIBA Competitions website