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RIBA Design Competition for a Vision of Future Living, Cheshire
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10 Mar 2020
RIBA Vision of Future Living Design Competition Longlist
RIBA Heath Park Competition for a vision of future living – longlist announced
Tuesday 10th of March 2020 – Eight design teams have been longlisted for the ‘Vision of Future Living’ competition following phase one, which sought non-site-specific conceptual ideas on the design of future workplaces, living spaces and external spaces and how they relate to one another.
The eight architectural teams longlisted are:
• Atelier Cole, Cambodia and UK
• EcoResponsive Environments Ltd, London
• Harper Perry, Newcastle
• Kimia Benam & Paul Treacy, London
• Parallel Collective, London
• Periscope Landscape & Architecture Ltd, London
• Pixel, New York & Hong Kong
• Tom Cookson & Sarah Carroll, London
The longlisted teams will now be interviewed by an Evaluation Panel and three will go forward into phase two to develop their designs.
John Lewis MBE, the owner of SOG Group, said:
“We have had exceptional entries from around the world and our very experienced judges were immensely impressed at the high standard and quality of the many submissions we received. After a truly fascinating first round of judging, filled with lots of very detailed and interesting discussion, we have been able to narrow our longlist to eight candidates who will now all go forward to be interviewed in the next phase of the process.
From what we have seen so far, I think it’s going to be quite a challenge to select the three submissions for the final shortlist. This is a very exciting period for our Heath Park project and I would like to thank all those who have taken part in our RIBA competition.”
SOG Group will unveil details of the Heath Park project at a meeting of Liverpool City Region’s MIPIM Partners Group today (10 March 2020) at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Liverpool. The Heath Park project launch had been due to take place at MIPIM 2020, which was been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
3 Dec 2019
RIBA International Design Competition for a Vision of Future Living
RIBA launches international design competition for a vision of future living
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a ‘ Vision of Future Living’ competition on behalf of business and technical park operator SOG Group.
The aim is to generate conceptual ideas which might be adopted to transform the company’s 60-acre site in Runcorn, Cheshire into a sustainable, multi-use and carbon-free environment.
The competition initially seeks non-site-specific conceptual ideas on the design of future workplaces, living spaces and external spaces and how they relate to one another. SOG is particularly interested in ideas which promote health and happiness and help to eradicate loneliness and poverty.
SOG’s Managing Director, John Lewis, said: “With RIBA’s help I am challenging forward thinkers to design a vision of future living that may help us to determine how best to rejuvenate our site at The Heath Business and Technical Park. We need to protect our planet for future generations and respond to a global technological explosion which will change the way we live and work. Now is the perfect time for us to re-invent this site into a location that rises to the challenges of the future and sets the standards for how we should be living and working in decades to come. We look forward to seeing some truly innovative ideas about how to design and procure sustainable homes and workplaces that are fit for the future.”
Renowned Architect Hugh Broughton, the appointed RIBA Advisor for the competition, said: “The regeneration of The Heath bears testament to what can be achieved when people are a project’s number one priority. This competition will build upon the exemplary work of SOG in Runcorn which has preserved jobs and protected the interests of the local community. We hope that designers from around the world will respond with their vision for a brighter future which will enhance well-being, preserve the environment and harnesses technology for the good of us all.”
The RIBA competition is open to design professionals and students.
The closing date to submit initial design proposals is 14:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 11 February 2020.
SOG Group are specialists in facility management and operation of science and business facilities and provide a wide range of specialist services including health and safety, precision engineering and bespoke laboratory design and build.
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