RIBA design competition for Visitor Hub in Langley Vale Wood, Surrey

Sponsor: RIBA

Location: Surrey, UK

Type: Open

Eligibility: Registered architects, designers and landscape architects,(students of these disciplines may also apply) based in the UK.

Awards: Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £3,000 + VAT.

Timeline: Wednesday 27 January 2016 – Phase 1 submissions deadline

Design Challenge: The competition is seeking designs for a new Visitor Hub to facilitate visitors on site at Langley Vale Wood supporting 180,000 visits per annum.

Langley Vale is a circa 640 Acre Site in Surrey on the edge of the M25, of which circa 140 acres is existing, mainly ancient woodland. The site has been identified as England’s First World War Centenary Wood for the WT’s First World War Centenary Woods project.

The intention of the project is to protect and manage the existing woodland and create new native broadleaf woodland on the site. The area provides a living tribute to those affected by the First World War and will encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the natural world.
The initial phase of the competition will require teams to submit designs anonymously, in digital format only. Three concept designs will then be shortlisted for further development at the second phase.