The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently launched Imagine Bath, a competition seeking the best idea for a public exhibition taking place in spring.
If the competition sounds daunting, don’t worry. RIBA will be accepting wide-ranging entries large and small, from ideas for public spaces, events, infrastructures and everything inbetween. The aim of Imagine Bath is to put creative and interesting ideas in front of the city’s elected decision makers and into a public space.
What do I win?
The best proposals will be published in the Bath Chronicle and the Architect’s Journal, and there is a £6,000 prize pot at stake. First place will receive £3,000, while second and third are eligible for £2000 and £1000 respectively.
All podium places will also receive commendations from the judges, listed below:
- Stephen Hodder – President of RIBA
- Jo Farrar – BaNES Chief Executive
- Caroline Kay – Bath Preservation Trust
- Greg Ingham – Creative Bath
- Lynne Fernquest – Bath Chronicle
- Rhodri Samuel – Craneworks
- Sponsor representatives TBA
The deadline for entries is midday 4 February 2015. The results will be announced at an award night, immediately following the judging. All entrants will be invited to join architects, artists, designers, developers and local authority representatives at the invite-only event.
Entries will also be presented a public exhibition in the centre of Bath, providing a forum for the public to debate on the ideas raised by the competition.
Interested? Of course you are! For more information, check out Imagine Bath’s T&Cs. To cover printing and administration costs, entry to the competition is £20.