RIBA Flexible Housing Competition

Sponsor: Great Places Lakes & Dales Partnership
Type: Open, international, two-phase
Language: English
Fee: £50+VAT
25 March 2019 – Q&A deadline
14 April 2019 – 1st stage entries deadline
Process and Compensation
Six proposals will be shortlist, three (3) for each site
Each participating team will receive £4,000 to complete their second stage design.
Great Place: Lakes & Dales (GPLD), is one of 16 pilot projects funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that aims to enable cultural and heritage organisations to make a step-change, which will result in arts, culture and heritage contributing to wider social and economic objectives.

GPLD is celebrating its distinctive place and skills by utilising arts, culture and heritage, to retain and attract young people who will help develop its sustainability, resilience and economy.

GPLD is a partnership of Craven District Council (lead authority), South Lakeland District Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and Lake District National Park Authority, who have all contributed additional funding alongside ACE and HLF.

The GPLD area is a rural area incorporating elements of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and is primarily based upon the corridor linking Skipton (Craven) in the south and Grasmere (South Lakeland) in the north.

The area includes:
• the market towns of Skipton and Kendal;
• the area characterised by the Yorkshire Three Peaks;
• the Lune Valley; and,
• the approaches into the central Lake District.

Design Challenge:

GPLD will use arts, culture and creativity to tackle the outward migration of young people, by focusing on the distinctive place it encapsulates. This Competition will support this ambition by seeking designs for two innovative flexible accommodation developments within the GPLD area, which will house young people that either already live there or wish to move into it.

The competition ties into the specific aim of the GPLD project, i.e. outward migration of young people from the area. As this issue affects rural communities nationally, the competition also offers entrants an opportunity to provide a wider statement/proposition on this issue.


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