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Living with Water – Waterfront Development in Hull

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​Living with Water

A design ideas competition on behalf of Hull City Council. This was to design a new waterfront housing development, with the ambition of creating a unique and distinctive urban neighbourhood.

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Waterfront development in Hull UK City of Culture

Newcastle-based practice Harper Perry Architects has won the competition to design a new waterfront housing development in Hull, on behalf of Hull City Council.

The international competition sought design ideas to redevelop two waterfront city centre locations, Humber Quays West and Hull Arena. All designs were asked to embrace the principles of ‘living with water’ and deal with flood risk.

Harper Perry were unanimously selected by the Evaluation Panel. The other shortlisted teams were:

  • Alessandra Covino with CBO Architects
  • AR Urbanism with Greysmith Associates, London
  • Condy Lofthouse Architects, Liverpool
  • John Puttick Associates, London

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for planning, land and property, said: “This fascinating competition is just the latest chance for Hull to again show we are nothing short of a world leader in water resilience.

“Humber Quays West and Hull Arena are two of the city's most prestigious redevelopment opportunities. This winning design shows how forward-thinking this city will be, when developing sites like this with water in mind.”

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