The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester Competition

Sponsor: RIBA, Friends of the Whitworth

Type: international, multiple stage

Registration fee: none

Language: English

A shortlist of 5 practices will be selected to produce concept designs and will each receive an honorarium of £5,000.

15 July, 2009 – deadline for submission of expressions of interest

Jury: To be announced

Design Challenge:
This new competition seeks an architect for the design of a new gallery extension and alteration of internal and external spaces within the Grade II listed Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.

The project vision is to extend the South-west facing side of the Gallery adjacent to Whitworth Park to expand the space to display and study the collection, improve facilities for visitors and improve the efficiency of the existing building.