Submission: July 17, 2013
Registration: July 17, 2013
Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom
Prizes: 1st Prize: Comission
Type: Open competition for architects in two stages
Open International architecture competition Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Design Competition which seeks to find the best design team to re-imagine and reinvigorate the existing setting.
The competition aims to find an outstanding team to revitalise the landscape immediately in front of the main Cathedral entrance. The competition is an opportunity for designers to reconsider the way visitors first encounter England’s leading Cathedral and Mother Church that welcomes over a million visitors a year. Pilgrims, students, tourists and locals are all inspired by Canterbury’s dedication to worship, its rich history and outstanding architecture.
This competition seeks to find the best team to re-think the existing landscape. Initially, Expressions of Interest are sought, following which, five teams will be shortlisted.
Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral’s Precincts were last remodelled in the 1940’s. The Cathedral is looking for a creative team who combine sensitivity to the classic and historic qualities of the space with an ability to meet modern expectations.
The extent of the site affected and budget for the eventual works will be defined in part by the winning team, and is expected to amount to roughly £1,000,000 (including fees, VAT and associated costs)