Shortlist announced to design new Student Hub for the University of Leeds
RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the practices shortlisted to design a new Student Hub for the University of Leeds on the Western Campus.
The five shortlisted teams are:
- Cullinan Studio with Turkington Martin
- Evans Vettori Architects with Re-Form
- Nicholas Hare Architects with Fabrik and Hesketh Hayden Architects
- O’Donnell + Tuomey with Dermot Foley
- Reiach and Hall Architects with rankinfraser and rtu. rob thompson urbanism
The new Student Hub will be a focal point for the University’s Western Campus and will accommodate spaces for teaching and learning, collaborative and interdisciplinary working, educational outreach activities for diverse groups, student entrepreneurship, personal development and challenge.
Professor Julia Bennell, Deputy Dean of the Leeds University Business School commented:
“The response to the competition was outstanding with a large number of strong contenders, which we believe reflects the uniqueness of this opportunity to create an innovative and sustainable space for the University of Leeds students. Congratulations to those who are shortlisted.”
The five teams selected to participate will present their design concepts at a clarification interview in mid-October 2019.