University of Leeds Western Campus Student Hub Competition Winner, Architecture Contest
University of Leeds Western Campus Competition
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25 Nov 2019
University of Leeds Western Campus Competition Winners
O’Donnell & Tuomey win competition to design a new Student Hub for the University of Leeds
25th of November 2019 – The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce that O’Donnell + Tuomey have won the competition to design a new Student Hub for the University of Leeds on the Western Campus.
They fought off strong competition from Cullinan Studio, Evans Vettori, Nicholas Hare Architects and Reiach and Hall who were also shortlisted.
The new Student Hub will be a focal point for the University’s Western Campus and will accommodate spaces for teaching & learning, collaborative & interdisciplinary working, educational outreach activities for diverse groups, student entrepreneurship, personal development and challenge.
Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey said:
“We are delighted to find ourselves selected for this significant new building, a new student hub for Leeds University. Our concept is to make an open concourse for collaborative learning connected to teaching spaces in brick houses. A multi-level forum is punctuated by planted courtyards, forest gardens that create a special identity for the social spaces. Our design has been developed from the ground up and from the inside out. The red-brick building fits in to its inherited landscape, but as befits a campus landmark building, it fits in by standing out.”
Professor Julia Bennell, Deputy Dean of Leeds University Business School, said:
“The University provides an outstanding educational experience for all of our students and the student hub will enhance this by bringing together support for student enterprise, innovation skills development and careers in one exceptional space.
“The creation of innovative and sustainable educational space will also give the Business School and the School of Law the room that we need to grow. The appointment of an award-winning architectural practice signifies our intent to develop an outstanding building and I look forward to working closely with O’Donnell & Tuomey to develop our vision.”
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Dublin, Ireland
15 Aug 2019
University of Leeds Western Campus Competition Shortlist
Shortlist announced to design new Student Hub for the University of Leeds
Thursday 15th August 2019 – RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the practices shortlisted to design a new Student Hub for the University of Leeds on the Western Campus.
The five shortlisted teams are:
Cullinan Studio with Turkington Martin
Evans Vettori Architects with Re-Form
Nicholas Hare Architects with Fabrik and Hesketh Hayden Architects
O’Donnell + Tuomey with Dermot Foley
Reiach and Hall Architects with rankinfraser and rtu. rob thompson urbanism
Professor Julia Bennell, Deputy Dean of the Leeds University Business School commented: “The response to the competition was outstanding with a large number of strong contenders, which we believe reflects the uniqueness of this opportunity to create an innovative and sustainable space for the University of Leeds students. Congratulations to those who are shortlisted.”
The five teams selected to participate will present their design concepts at a clarification interview in mid-October 2019.
Previously on e-architect:
12 June 2019
RIBA launch competition to design new student ‘hub’ on the University of Leeds western campus
RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a design competition on behalf of the University of Leeds.
The University is seeking a new statement building which will accommodate spaces for teaching & learning, collaborative & interdisciplinary working, educational outreach activities for diverse groups, student entrepreneurship, personal development and challenge.
As a new focal point for the University’s Western Campus, the building must be inclusive to attract a diverse range of students and support them beyond the confines of their subject discipline. It will operate as a forum for learning where students will be able to engage with peers, academics, employability professionals and other external experts.
Professor Julia Bennell, Deputy Dean of the Leeds University Business School commented:
“We want to create a vibrant community at the heart of Western Campus. The building will be the pinnacle of our investment programme creating a world class provision for our students and staff.”
At the first phase, Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from architects, together with a landscape architect, by completing the Selection Questionnaire. The evaluation of the submitted Selection Questionnaires will lead to a shortlist of five design teams to prepare concept design proposals.
Please visit the dedicated website for further information: www.ribacompetitions.com/leedsstudenthub
The deadline for receipt of Selection Questionnaire returns is 14.00hrs on Monday 15 July 2019.
University of Leeds Western Campus Competition information received 120619
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, Northern England, UK
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