AA Hooke Park Architecture Competition

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AA Hooke Park Architecture Competition

Wakeford Hall Architectural Contest, England, UK – new central academic facility

9 Dec 2015

AA Hooke Park Design Competition

AA Architecture Competition
Design Competition for the new central academic facility at Hooke Park. Open to AA Community.

11 Dec 2015 Registration deadline

An Ideas Competition

The AA community is invited to take part in an ideas competition for the new central academic facility at Hooke Park. A design and learning strategy is sought that will inform the design development and construction of Wakeford Hall. The competition is open this autumn, with entries due by January 8, 2016. The competition winner(s) will be invited to collaborate with AA Design & Make students during the development of the project, expected to be fully designed and built during two academic years, beginning in early 2016.

AA Architecture Competition

Wakeford Hall will be a new, centrepiece building designed and built by AA students and staff. It will be located in Hooke Park, Dorset, and is named in recognition of the Horace and Ellen Hannah Wakeford Bequest, given to the AA for the purposes of supporting teaching and learning at Hooke Park. This new central academic facility will house teaching, office and library spaces, including a new lecture, presentation and public hall.

Hooke Park Since 2011 AA students and staff have designed and realised seven new buildings, all located in the centre of Hooke Park’s working woodland. Wakeford Hall is planned as a new teaching, learning and public room at the heart of the woodland, academic and public activities in Hooke Park. Recently-completed buildings include student lodges; an alternative energy system, the ‘big shed’ workshop; a timber-drying shelter; and caretaker’s house. Other buildings include the refectory and main workshop designed by Frei Otto and Richard Burton.

A Call for Entries The ideas competition is open to all Subscribing Members of the Architectural Association, including students, tutors, graduates and other members of the AA. Competition requirements focus on the delivery of innovative timber and other woodland technologies, related to innovative teaching and learning ideas. The competition opens 12 October 2015 and final submissions are due by 5pm 8 January, 2016. All participants are invited to tour Hooke Park and visit the site at an open day, on 31 October 2015.

Website: AA Hooke Park Architecture Competition

Hooke Park is a 142 hectare woodland in Dorset, South West England located near the town of Beaminster and within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Address: Hooke, Beaminster DT8 3PH
Phone: 01308 863588


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