Winner of Renaissance Pavilion Design Competition Announced
Whilst the economic climate prevents this project from progress any further at this stage, Yorkshire Forward and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire are pleased to announce the 'Arbour' by Lock Rennie as the winning scheme in the competition to design a demountable events structure for the Yorkshire and Humber region.
The runners up; Studio 67 and Various Architects, Norway, along with the winning scheme were all rigorously tested against the complex demands for demountability, flexibility, innovation and inspiration and a concept feasibility analysis was conducted.
Lock Rennie fought off strong competition to emerge as the preferred scheme, with the judges being particularly enthused by the potential for the Arbour to sit comfortably within a range of public spaces, whilst also offering a bold, distinctive destination to energise places and events.
Elizabeth Motley, Head of Urbanism for Yorkshire Forward commented: "The current economic climate continues to force many difficult decisions and unfortunately has led to the project being placed on hold in the shorter term. However Yorkshire Forward remains excited by the Pavilion and its potentially significant opportunities to maximise the availability of this mobile community space, which demonstrates synergy between good design and usability which without the renaissance investment would not have been developed".