Living with Water – Waterfront Development in Hull



Sponsor: City of Hull, U.K.
Competition Coordinator: RIBA Competitions
Type: Open, ideas, two-stage, international
Process: First stage is anonymous; five(5) entries will be shortlisted from stage 1, then anonymity is dropped.
Language: English
Fee: none
14.00hrs (GMT) on Wednesday 27 March 2019

Hull is a city built around water, which brings opportunities and challenges. Whilst waterside living is seen as an attraction, the risk of flooding is something that needs addressing through good design.

Humber Quays West and Hull Arena is one of the city’s most prestigious redevelopment opportunities, and design ideas are being sought for this major residential-led redevelopment to celebrate the waterfront city centre location. Water resilient development is a key priority, therefore design ideas should embrace the principles of ‘Living with Water’ and produce innovative designs to deal with flood risk.

Last year, the RIBA published a report outlining what the government needs to do to help create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage. The report, The value of flood-resilient architectural design, stresses that the UK can no longer base its approach to managing flood risk on simply keeping the water out.
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