RIBA Design Competition for a Vision of Future Living, Cheshire

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RIBA Design Competition for a Vision of Future Living

Key Architectural Development Contest in Cheshire, northwest England, UK

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.

Heath Park, Runcorn, Cheshire:
RIBA Design Competition for a Vision of Future Living, Cheshire

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. Further details about the competition and how to enter can be found here.

The closing date to submit initial design proposals is 14:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 11 February 2020.

SOG
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.

Location: Cheshire, North West England, UK




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