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Refurbishment of Roof Terraces at the RIBA Headquarters Building, Portland Place, London

Designers are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for the redesign of three roof terraces at the RIBA Headquarters building at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.

Expressions of Interest are welcome from architects, interior/exterior designers, landscape architects and/or combinations thereof.

The RIBA has three publicly accessible outdoor terraces situated on the first, fourth and sixth floors. These are used for a variety of events and functions including alfresco summer dining, conference spill-out space, canapé receptions, banquets, weddings and parties. The objective is to design and create simple sustainable architectural garden terraces that will compliment and enhance 66 Portland Place. The aspiration is to commission a work of quality and originality that will create a signature project in the context of the fine Grade II* listed 1930’s building, designed by George Grey Wornum. This project offers a unique and prestigious opportunity to make a significant and lasting contribution to a high profile, historic, precious, listed building at the very heart of current British Design.

Up to four designers will be short-listed and invited to attend an interview to outline their thinking and how they might approach the commission. A Preliminary Briefing Paper giving further background about the project and selection process is available to download from . Alternatively, please contact the RIBA Competitions Office on +44 (0)113 234 1335. The deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest (RIBA, London) is 5.00pm on Thursday 4 December 2008.

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