Open contest launched for new Yorkshire pavilion
The demountable Renaissance Pavilion will be expected to tour the Yorkshire and Humber region showcasing the organisation’s ongoing regeneration programme, hosting various events, and housing a seated audience of up to 200.
Contest organisers RIBA Yorkshire and the RIBA Competitions Office hope the ‘open’ national contest will attract ‘inspiring, deliverable’ designs for a ‘flexible and unique event space’.
The winning scheme must be able to fit in a 40ft shipping container and be put up in less than five days.
A spokesman for Yorkshire Forward said: ‘The arrival of the pavilion [in an area] will be an event in itself.
‘It is intended to promote the best in contemporary architecture and innovation, and be stimulating and thought-provoking. By providing a distinct new-built presence, it will change a locality on an immediate basis and provide a sign towards future possibilities and positive change.’
The deadline for design submissions is 16 October 2008.
The full brief can be downloaded at: www.architecture.com/Files/RIBAProfessionalServices/CompetitionsOffice/LiveCompetitions/RenaissancePavilion/Brief.pdf