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RIBA Competition announced to improve the visibility of Millennium Point, Birmingham


29 November 2012

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org


RIBA Competitions and RIBA West Midlands are delighted to launch a competition on behalf of Millennium Point to seek design ideas to enhance the visibility and image of Millennium Point in Birmingham from the Jennens Road approach.

Philip Singleton, CEO of Millennium Point said “As a very successful millennium project, we are launching into our second decade with renewed vigour and ambition. We want to be more recognisable on the landscape of Birmingham and beyond. I am really delighted to be working with the RIBA to seek out ideas from the profession to design a fabulous and unforgettable pavilion”.

A launch event with a briefing session and site visit will take place on 14 December 2012. For further details and a copy of the brief please contact RIBA Competitions on riba.competitions@riba.org|.

Closing date for stage 1 entries is Tuesday 8 January 2013. 

Gabrielle Omar, Architect, Entrepreneur and Candidate on BBC 1's Apprentice 2012 will sit on the Jury Panel which meets at the end of January to select a shortlist.   


Notes to editors

Note to Editors:

  • Millennium Point is entering its second decade and expanding its ambitions to becoming increasingly of national importance. It has a very significant presence in Eastside, Birmingham and not only hosts Thinktank and faculties of BCU, but also provides an amazing digital cinema experience at the Giant Screen.
    Contact details for Philip Singleton; philip.singleton@millenniumpoint.org.uk0121 202 2201
  • Please ensure RIBA Competitions is credited when mentioning the above competition. RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run competitive selection processes. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions
  • RIBA West Midlands is the regional office for the Royal Institute of British Architects and works to promote the architectural profession, and deliver events and professional development within the West Midlands region. We have a diverse member base of around 1,400 architects in 400 practices across the region, providing a rich and dynamic resource for the community.


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