University of Leeds Western Campus Competition

University of Leeds Western Campus Student Hub Competition, Architecture Contest

University of Leeds Western Campus Competition

Campus Building Project in North England: UK RIBA Design Contest Shortlist News

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

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.

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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