WIN AN ARCHITECT

WIGNALL & MOORE ARE LAUNCHING A COMPETITION TO SEEK OUT THE MOST INNOVATIVE CLIENT BRIEFS AND ARCHITECTURAL PROPOSALS WHICH ENHANCE, SHOWCASE AND CELEBRATE THE NORTH.

Prestigious judging panel including:

The Guardian Architecture and Design Critic Oliver Wainwright

Grand Prize: Design concept worth up to £10,000

4 runners up will each receive a site visit & design consultation to explore and develop their ideas with our team

The competition closes on 29th May 2022 at 18h00 (GMT)

 For more information contact myproject@wignallandmoore.com

THE BRIEF

Wignall & Moore, award winning architects, are launching a competition to seek out the most innovative client briefs and architectural proposals. Born and raised in Yorkshire and now running the practice between their offices in London and Hull, James and Bradley want to bring projects to life that enhance, showcase and celebrate the North.

This starts with you. Whether you’re a business in need of a new premises, the owner of a heritage asset in need of restoration or an arts organization looking to make a splash.

We are offering the chance to win a design concept worth up to £10,000. This will include a full site study, client workshop, planning investigation, design drawings and 3D visualisation of your project. In short, we will act as your advisors to develop your design and bring tangible detail to your plans.

Four runners up will also benefit from a site visit & design consultation, where you can bounce your ideas off of our team to help move your project closer to realisation. Briefs aligning with Wignall & Moore’s expertise in art, craft and heritage will naturally stand out.

A jury of prominent industry voices will select the winning brief from a short list of the most exciting entries. The jury includes:
The Guardian’s Architecture and Design critic – Oliver Wainwright
Baroness Blake of Leeds – Judith Blake
Deputy Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Helen Featherstone
Executive Director Pegasus Group – Chris Calvert
Executive Director, The National Lottery Heritage Fund – Isabel Hunt


All you need to do is submit the following via email:
• A brief description of your idea or project, including its location and proposed site.
• Any visual material to help us better understand your brief, for example photographs, indicative images and sketches.
• Background information of what the project means to you and how it will enhance, showcase or celebrate what the North has to offer.

 

FAQs

How to enter

Email the details of your proposed brief to:

myproject@wignallandmoore.com

 

Prizes

A shortlist of the five top briefs will be selected, with the prizes awarded as follows:

Grand prize: The winner will receive full design concept worth up to £10,000

4 Runners up: The runners up will each receive a site visit and consultation to explore and develop their ideas with our team. Each finalist will receive a list of the potential opportunities and practical next steps for their project.

 

 

Dates

The competition closes on the 29th of May 2022 at 18h00 (GMT). All email entries must be received to the myproject@wignallandmoore.com email address before this time.

Winner and runners up announced 30th June 2022.

Following the announcement Wignall & Moore will make contact with the winner and runners up to arrange dates for the site visits and initial consultations.

 

 

Jury

Included in the jury are a range of thinkers from different walks of life, from architecture to art, journalism to policy makers. The full jury will be announced on www.wignallandmoore.com/myproject in April. Confirmed so far…
The Guardian’s Architecture and Design critic – Oliver Wainwright. Baroness Blake of Leeds – Judith Blake. Deputy Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Helen Featherstone. Executive Director Pegasus Group – Chris Calvert. Executive Director, The National Lottery Heritage Fund – Isabel Hunt.

 

 

Who can enter?

Anyone. However, note that briefs aligning with Wignall & Moore’s expertise in art, craft and heritage will naturally stand out.

 

 

Does my project need to be in the North to enter?

We envisage that most projects will be based in the North but if you think your project has strong links to this region you are very welcome to enter.

 

 

What do you mean by the North?

Typically, we mean English counties above the Midlands but we are open to anyone’s definition of what the North is.

 

 

How big or small can my project be?

Any type or size of project is welcome.

 

 

Do I need to pay to enter?

Entry is free.

 

 

What should my visual materials include?

Attaching any of the below will help us understand a lot more about your proposed project, the list is not mandatory so just include what is appropriate to your project:

Photos of the site the project will be situated in. (Please also include the site address.)

Existing site plans or satellite photographs

Plans of existing buildings (if there are any)

Sketches (no matter how well you can draw!) Will give us a much better idea of what your text is trying to describe. It can be a scribble, a diagram, a painting – the quality of the drawing is irrelevant as long as it helps convey the idea.

Any other indicative imagery to bring your idea to life

 

Who owns the rights to the completed works?

The Winners and Runners Up have the right to use all work produced as part of the competition. Wignall and Moore will retain the rights to all imagery and drawings.

Publicity of entries
Wignall & Moore retain the right to publicise the name and project title of the entrants. Sensitive information such as budgets, personal information and contact details will not be publicised.