The Oriel College Design Competition

Re-programming Oriel’s social spaces


Please note that the deadline for Expressions of Interest has now passed.

Expressions of Interest by 19th July 2013

This is a two-stage competition. The first stage invites a wide Expression of Interest from which a shortlist of five to seven teams will be selected. We welcome EOIs from multi-disciplinary teams, which should include but are not limited to, an architect (lead consultant), conservation architect, structural engineer and services engineer (M&E), and a cost consultant.

We are looking for a team capable of realising the project in a way that combines sensitivity to the historic setting with imagination, quality, economy and sustainability.

This team should be:

  • appropriate in size and skills for the project
  • strong in conceptual design
  • sympathetic to building in a unique historic setting
  • creative about materials and construction

Teams responding to the EOI must have the necessary expertise to complete the project within the project requirements, which include: design, budget, programme and site constraints.

Please note: at the EOI stage we are not seeking a design but an explanation behind the proposed composition of your team, an approach to the issues at hand and a reaction to the emerging brief.

For further information please go to Downloads.