Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

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Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

Carmody Groarke – Lake District Architectural Development: Northwest England Architecture Contest, UK

13 Dec 2011

Windermere Steamboat Museum Winner

Winner for Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

Carmody Groarke are announced as the winners of the competition to redevelop the Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District National Park. Earlier this year, the Lakeland Arts Trust secured initial support for a £7.4m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid*, including £494,000 development funding, to take the project forward. The project aims to create an exciting and active museum which will use the lake and the stunning lakeside setting to display the nationally significant collection of steam launches, motor boats, yachts and other vessels which are all associated with Windermere.

Windermere Steamboat Museum – winning design by Carmody Groarke:
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Windermere Steamboat Museum images from Lakeland Arts Trust

Carmody Groarke were selected from a very strong shortlist which also included (in alphabetical order): Adam Khan Architects; Niall McLaughlin Architects; Terry Pawson Architects; Reiach and Hall Architects; 6a Architects; Sutherland Hussey Architects and Witherford Watson Mann Architects.

The Jury Panel included representatives from the Lakeland Arts Trust, together with Stuart McKnight (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects) acting as the RIBA Architect Adviser, Roger Tempest (Rural Conceps Group), Kim Wilkie (Kim Wilkie Associates), and Ellis Woodman (Editor, Building Design Magazine).

The Panel felt that Carmody Groarke had produced a memorable and sensitive set of design proposals which demonstrated an excellent understanding of the multi-faceted nature of the Brief and the Trust’s requirements. The conflicting demands of providing a functional museum to house, display and conserve the historic boat collection within a facility that will create a high quality visitor experience and have broad audience appeal to encourage repeat visits had been addressed particularly well. The simple forms of the cantilevered buildings were considered to resonate well with the heritage of the site, as well as the Lakeland landscape and steamboat architecture.

Earlier this year, the Lakeland Arts Trust secured initial support for a £7.4m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid*, including £494,000 development funding, to take the project forward.

The project aims to create an exciting and active museum which will use the lake and the stunning lakeside setting to display the nationally significant collection of steam launches, motor boats, yachts and other vessels which are all associated with Windermere.

Martin Ainscough, Chairman of the Lakeland Arts Trust:
“We were really pleased with the high quality of the entries and we’re delighted to be working with a young, talented and ambitious practice”

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of the Lakeland Arts Trust:
“The competition attracted a great deal of interest and Carmody Groake are very worthy winners from an excellent shortlist. Their fresh and distinctive design is an inspired response to the heritage of the beautiful site beside Lake Windermere and the requirements for the Museum and the nationally important collection of boats, which are all associated with Windermere. We are looking forward to working with Carmody Groarke to develop the project as a major attraction in the heart of the Lake District.”

Andrew Groarke:
“We are delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the Lakeland Arts Trust on the new museum in Windermere. It is a great privilege to be working with such a wonderful collection and in such a beautiful location.”

Further details about the Windermere Steamboat Museum please visit www.steamboats.org.uk

Windermere Steamboat Museum – Shortlisted Designs

– Adam Khan Architects
– Niall McLaughlin Architects
– Terry Pawson Architects
– Reiach and Hall Architects
– 6a Architects
– Sutherland Hussey Architects
– Witherford Watson Mann Architects

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Windermere Steamboat Museum images from Lakeland Arts Trust

Windermere Steamboat Museum : main page with current information

9 Dec 2011

Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition Winner

Winner announced for Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

London architects practice Carmody Groarke are announced as the winners for this design contest.

Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural studio established by Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke in 2006.

Key projects by the practice include the Regent’s Place Pavilion, the 7 July Memorial and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial, all in London.

In 2007 Carmody Groarke were recipients of the BD Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA).

26 Aug 2011

Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

Shortlist announced for Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition

The eight short-listed design teams are announced today for the competition to redevelop the Windermere Steamboat Museum on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The Lakeland Arts Trust recently secured initial support for a £7.4m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid*, including £494,000 development funding, to take the project forward. The project aims to create an exciting and active museum which will use the lake and the stunning lakeside setting to display the nationally significant collection of steam launches, motor boats, yachts and other vessels which are all associated with Windermere.

Windermere Steamboat:
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Windermere Steamboat photo from RIBA Competitions

The first stage of the competition attracted 114 Expressions of Interest and the shortlist was selected from an extremely high calibre field of responses. The short-list (in order of the architect leading the multi-disciplinary design team) is as follows:

– Carmody Groarke
– Adam Khan Architects
– Niall McLaughlin Architects
– Terry Pawson Architects
– Reiach and Hall Architects
– 6a Architects
– Sutherland Hussey Architects
– Witherford Watson Mann Architects

The short-listing involved representatives from the Lakeland Arts Trust, together with Stuart McKnight (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects) acting as the RIBA Architect Adviser, Roger Tempest (Rural Conceps Group), Kim Wilkie (Kim Wilkie Associates), and Ellis Woodman (Editor, Building Design Magazine).

Martin Ainscough, Chairman of the Lakeland Arts Trust commented: We are very encouraged by the quality of entries in the architectural competition and the panel had a difficult decision to select the final eight for the shortlist. We are looking forward to working with the successful practice to create a world class facility in the heart of the Lake District.

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Lakeland Arts Trust said: We are delighted with the quality of architects on the shortlist and we are looking forward at the next stage of the competition to appointing the best architect and team to design the Windermere Steamboat Museum. We are looking for a fresh, well-detailed and sensitive response for the stimulating and highly significant site on Lake Windermere and to display the Museum’s wonderful collection of boats.

The second stage of the competition will seek design concepts for this unique project, in which the shortlist will need to take into account the requirement of displaying the boats and other items in the collection in the exhibition space and wet dock, and enabling visitors to see the boats being restored in the conservation workshop, as well as designing an appropriate facility for the stunning location to provide a world-class visitor experience.

The design proposals will be subject to public display and comment in late October 2011 and the design teams will be invited to present their schemes to the Jury Panel at final interviews to be held in late November 2011.

Windermere Steamboat Museum Contest – Bakcground

* A first-round pass means the project meets our criteria for funding and we believe it has potential to deliver high-quality benefits and value for Lottery money. The application was in competition with other supportable projects, so a first-round pass is an endorsement of outline proposals. Having been awarded a first-round pass, the project now has up to two years to submit fully developed proposals for a firm award.

For further details about the Windermere Steamboat Museum please visit www.steamboats.org.uk

The Lakeland Arts Trust is a registered charity (no. 526980 The Trust administers Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Kendal, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and the Windermere Steamboat Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere visit www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk.

Windermere Steamboat Museum Competition information from RIBA Competitions


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