Architects with outstanding design skills are being sought to take part in a competition to design a new College Chapel in Oxfordshire
Ripon College, Cuddesdon intends to commission the new building as part of a major programme of expansion and consolidation of its buildings in order to meet the needs of ministerial formation and Christian education in the 21st century.
The overall objective for the chapel is that it will be a place in which people will want to pray and feel attracted to do so. The new building should be welcoming, flexible and functional and of the highest architectural quality. The proposed budget will be some £1.2 million, excluding furnishing and fees.
Selection will take the form of a two stage process, which at stage one seeks expressions of interest. A shortlist of up to five practices will be chosen and invited to produce concept designs.
Anyone interested in being considered should contact the RIBA Competitions Office for a preliminary briefing paper. This can be downloaded from www.architecture.com/competitions.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Thursday 11 June 2009