RIBA launches £20m King's College quad contest
[Deadline for expressions of interest 1 June] The RIBA has launched a competition to redesign King’s College London’s main campus
Architects are invited to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire for the project which focuses on the university’s Strand Quadrangle and associated buildings (pictured).
Up to five practices are expected to be shortlisted for the £20 million scheme to create 3,700m² extra teaching space and student facilities.
Shortlisted teams will receive a £5,000 (+VAT) honorarium to develop their proposals. The jury panel will include Niall McLaughlin acting as RIBA Architect Advisor.
King’s College will chose a winner on their ‘ability to bring innovative thinking to a significant historical site’ and ‘revitalise a learning community’ – according to a statement.
Located partly inside the east wing of William Chamber’s Somerset House, the university campus includes an 1831 building by Robert Smirke and a George Gilbert Scott-designed Byzantine Gothic chapel.
King’s College hopes to accommodate 2,600 students more students on the site which currently hosts around 9,200 students and 1,500 staff.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 2pm on 1 June.
Visit the competition website for more information