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Londoners win Cumbrian cricket pavilion victory

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Emerging London outfit Ullmayer Sylvester Architects has won the competition to design a new £100,000 pavilion for Coniston Cricket Club

The victorious scheme, which features a wrap-around cricket bat-clad façade (see attached pdfs), was chosen ahead of concepts by Stanton Williams’ architect Larissa Johnston with structural engineer Rodrigues Associates, and artist/architect collective The Schtip.

The building in the Cumbrian town will replace ‘a series of sheds containing multitudinous lawnmowers’.

A ‘very pleased’ practice co-founder Allan Sylvester said: ‘We were up against good schemes particularly the shortlisted designs. And although on the surface the requirements looked fairly straight forward, it turned out to be a very challenging brief.

‘As far as what we are hoping to achieve, I can only think of the line in the Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams about baseball…….”Build it and they will come”’.

Launched in March this year, the contest attracted 83 entries from around the world, including submissions from Malaysia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and the UAE. 

The community-led, self-build project is being backed by the Coniston Institute and Cumbrian collective Grizedale Arts.

WINNER: Ullmayersylvester Architects' entry into the Coniston Cricket Club pavilion contest. Axonometric

WINNER: Ullmayersylvester Architects’ entry into the Coniston Cricket Club pavilion contest. Axonometric

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The AJ can reveal the schemes by the three practices shortlisted in the competition to design a new pavilion for Coniston Cricket Club

The concepts for the £100,000 building, which will replace ‘a series of sheds containing multitudinous lawnmowers’, have been drawn up by finalists Ullmayer Sylvester Architects, Stanton Williams’ architect Larissa Johnston with structural engineer Rodrigues Associates, and artist/architect collective The Schtip.

Launched in March this year, the contest attracted 83 entries from around the world, including submissions from Malaysia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and the UAE. 

The community-led, self-build project is being backed by the Coniston Institute and Cumbrian collective Grizedale Arts.

The teams have until the end of October to submit their final designs.

Read more about the contest here

 

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