Dwellings in Plaistow
Sponsors: London Borough of Newham; Plaistow new Deal for Communities funding
Type: International, open, anonymous, 2-stage (interview stage—up to 6 firms for each competition)
Eligibility: Open to all architects
1 July 2003 - Competition brief available
19 Aug 2003 - Submissions deadline
Mid-September - second stage interviews where one (1) winner will be chosen for the low-rise dwellings and two (2) for the high-rise
Fee: £35; (To enter both competitions, add £10) Any payment by check must be drawn on a U.K. bank.
Awards: £42,000 (total) An honoraria of £3,000 will be paid to each competitor for the second stage and will represent an advance on their professional fee.
The competitions, organized on behalf of the London Borough of Newham, will form part of the regeneration of the Brooks Estate in Plaistow, London. Competition one will involve the refurbishment of low-rise housing on the estate where entrants will be required to examine the outside appearance of dwellings, their orientation, and the overall use of the land which they occupy. The second competition seeks designs for the refurbishment of two high-rise housing tower blocks on the estate.
Competition 1: Low-rise Dwellings Dwellings
The low-rise housing consists of approximately 420 dwellings in two,
three and four-story blocks located in three areas of the Brooks Road Estate.The refurbishment of this housing will form part of the
regeneration of the estate. Competitors will be encouraged to examine the outside appearance of dwellings, their orientation, and the overall use of the land which they occupy.
Competition 2: High-rise
The refurbishment of two high-rise housing tower blocks in the Brooks Estate. Each tower block is 15 stories high and contains 56 flats.
Competitors will be encouraged to examine the possibility of increasing the area of the floor plates, the height of the blocks, and external materials and appearance.
The judging panels for the two competitions include architects
Christophe Egret, Nicholas Boyarsky, Sarah Wigglesworth, and Wilfred Achile
To enter, send registration fee to:
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS
T: 0113 2341335 F: 0113 2460744