Renaissance Pavilion Competition, Great Places, Yorkshire Forward Architecture, Building Info

Renaissance Pavilion Design Competition Yorkshire

RIBA Architecture Contest Shortlist, northern England, UK: Shortlisted Architects

20 Feb 2009

Renaissance Pavilion Shortlist

Yorkshire Forward Competition – Great Places

Arbour – Andrew Lock & Jonathan Rennie, London UK
Arbour - Renaissance Pavilion Competition

Foundry – 67 Design, Bristol UK
Foundry - Renaissance Pavilion Design Competition Yorkshire

Yorkshire Diamond – Various Architect, Oslo Norway
Yorkshire Diamond- Renaissance Pavilion Competition

23 Oct 2008

Five schemes short listed for Renaissance Pavilion competition

Yorkshire Forward and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire are delighted to announce the five short listed schemes for the Renaissance Pavilion competition. The judging panel reviewed 87 entries, including submissions from across Europe, Japan, India, USA and New Zealand.

The other two schemes previously selected:

Mollusc – ShedKM Architects, Liverpool UK

Yorkshire Rise – What Architecture, London UK
Yorkshire Rise

Competitors were invited to develop an inspirational and demountable structure, providing flexible spaces to host community, cultural and civic events, which will enable greater community engagement, continue to promote the role of design quality within economic development in the region, and promote ownership and pride in our public places.

The Renaissance Pavilion is envisaged as an exciting opportunity to maintain the momentum and demonstrate the principles of Yorkshire Forward’s successful renaissance programme. It will build on the approach to quality and place demonstrating the achievements of recent renaissance projects such as the Castleford Bridge (Benedetti + McDowell Architects), Barnsley Digital Media Centre (Bauman Lyons Architects) and Scarborough Promenade (LDA).

Panellist Geoff Shearcroft of AOC Architects commented; “I was delighted with the diversity of the entries and feel that we have five high quality schemes short-listed. Demountable structures require a particular blend of design aspiration and operational practicality, and we feel every one of our short listed schemes can achieve this”

The short-listed teams will be interviewed by the judging panel in November to determine a winner and will be working to a tight schedule in order to ensure the winning scheme can be completed within 12 months.

Yorkshire Forward Competition Images from RIBA 2008

Previously: Competition Launch

16 Sep 2008

Renaissance Pavilion Design Competition

New Design Competition to create The Renaissance Pavilion for Yorkshire

A new national open design competition has been launched to find outstandingly talented designers for the design of ‘The Renaissance Pavilion’, a mobile, demountable structure designed to host a range of events throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region. This competition is being run as a partnership between Yorkshire Forward, RIBA Yorkshire and the RIBA Competitions Office.

The Renaissance Pavilion will showcase and host events to celebrate the ongoing investment by Yorkshire Forward’s Renaissance Programme in the region’s cities, towns and rural communities and demonstrates the continuing commitment to achieve Great Places. Great Places aims to create high quality communities where people want to live, work and invest and it is at the heart of the Yorkshire regional economic strategy.

The promoters will be looking for inspiring, deliverable designs capable of providing a flexible and unique event space – allowing communities to explore futures for their area, in their area.

The competition is open and the deadline for submission of designs is Thursday 16th October 2008. The brief can be downloaded from

Renaissance Programme
Yorkshire Forward’s Renaissance programme is working across 20 towns and cities within the region to create ‘Great Places’. The programme methodology centres on combining community engagement with the resourcing and prioritising of design expertise, and quality to deliver these Great Places and act as a catalyst for economic development in the region.

Yorkshire Forward
Yorkshire Forward is the Regional Development Agency behind the economic regeneration of Yorkshire and Humber. It aims to make a positive difference by creating Great Places through our towns and cities, investing in jobs, and in supporting businesses throughout the region.

Over the past year, Yorkshire Forward has created and safeguarded more than 25,456 jobs, assisted 35,165 people in skills, created 1,231 businesses and attracted over £1 billion in investment.

Yorkshire Forward’s investment across the region is maximised by attracting European Regional Development Funding from the Objectives One and Two programmes and the 2007-2013 Regional Competitiveness and Employment Programmes.

RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds T : ++44 (0) 113 2341335

The RIBA Competitions Office organises bespoke architectural competitions that encourage excellence in design, offer value for money, and are run smoothly from inception through to the appointment of a winning design or architect/team.

Great Places represents a new approach to regeneration developed by Yorkshire Forward based on ‘quality of place’ and an understanding that the content and process involved in the design and delivery of a high quality built environment will raise aspirations, create and sustain great places and contribute to higher levels of economic wellbeing.

Location: York, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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