The University of Warwick
The University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is seeking expressions of interest from Architect-led multidisciplinary design teams for the design of a new building to host the Faculty of Arts. Known as the 'Faculty of Arts Development', it will be home to a globally leading centre for research and teaching in arts and humanities subjects. To achieve the University's high aspirations for the development, we are calling for partners from the very best that the design community has to offer and as such have asked RIBA Competitions to assist in this process.
The University of Warwick's main campus is located on the south-west fringe of Coventry on the border with Warwickshire, just 30 minutes by train to Birmingham and one hour to London. The site for the Faculty of Arts Development lies at the heart of this vibrant campus in a prominent, strategically important location. It is close to key buildings including the Library, the Students' Union, the Social Sciences Building, Warwick Arts Centre and the recently completed Teaching & Learning Building.
The Faculty of Arts at Warwick is one of the World's top 50 Arts and Humanities faculties. It is made up of eight departments currently housed in the existing Humanities Building and spilling into another academic building: Milburn House. The new building will reunite these departments, fulfilling one of the Faculty's primary objectives. With this, it will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the Central Campus, provide an architecturally outstanding environment which demonstrates the Faculty of Art's ambitions and become a destination for our global community of students, academics and visitors.
The competition process will be held in two phases:
The University of Warwick wishes to appoint an innovative and insightful team with exceptional creative skills to design the Faculty of Arts Development. This team will readily express an understanding of our primary objectives:
Key dates, which may be subject to alteration, are as follows:
UPDATED: December 2016
|Competition Launched||27 September 2016|
|Deadline for questions relating to the PQQ||18 October 2016|
|Response to questions relating to the PQQ||20 October 2016|
|Deadline for PQQ returns||27 October 2016|
|Panel meet to select shortlist||07 December 2016|
|Shortlist notified & design brief issued||09 December 2016|
|Site visit and briefing session||15 December 2016|
|Deadline for questions relating to the Brief||26 January 2017|
|Submission of tenders (design concepts)||02 February 2017|
|Final interviews / presentations to the Judging Panel||13 February 2017|
|Notification of results||16 February 2017|
|Public announcement of result||End February 2017|
In order to be considered for the project, the suitably qualified architectural practice leading the design team must return a duly completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the University's e-tendering portal, In Tend. To access the portal please complete either of the following: