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Architects blast council over tender’s 70:30 weighting of cost over experience


This is a problem which is only getting worse. Architecture competitions need an overhaul - too many people are doing too much work for free, which is then judged on questionable criteria, and often not by architects. The Acle Bridge competition, recently published here, had, according to the competition brief, no architect on the judging panel, and the shortlisted practices get £1k each to develop their schemes, and have to submit a full 3d CAD model as a part of their proposal... So Stage 3+ for £1k... shocking! Looking to the RIBA for ethical direction is probably wishful thinking as one could argue that they started this ball rolling?

Posted date

5 July, 2018

Posted time

5:12 pm