Submission: January 10, 2013
Registration: December 19, 2012
Prizes: 4 Prizes of 5.000 £ each for the four short-listed teams.
Type: Open comeptition in two stages for architects form the EU.
Open ideas competition for the Great Fen Visitor Centre in Cambridgeshire. The visitor centre will be an integral and essential part of an evolving fenland landscape, stimulating exploration, and serving its visitors to the highest standards.
Great Fen is an internationally acclaimed vision, one of sweeping scale and ambition. Over the next 50 – 100 years, more than 3,000ha of largely arable land will be transformed into a mosaic of habitat: open water, lakes, ponds and ditches; reedbed; fen, bog and marsh; wet grassland; dry grassland; woodland and scrub. Biodiversity will be protected and encouraged, struggling species will repopulate the new landscape.
The competition will be organised in two stages:
Stage 1: Submission of concept designs which will be assessed anonymously;
Stage 2: A maximum of 4 designs will be identified, with anonymity lifted and the authors of the schemes invited to refine their ideas and present their proposals to a judging panel at a clarification interview.