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 YORKSHIRE.

HIGH PROFILE PANEL JOIN THE SEARCH FOR CREATIVE CULTURE AND YORKSHIRE HERITAGE

We are delighted to announce the full Judging panel for our competition to find the best client briefs in Yorkshire:

The Guardian’s Architecture and Design Critic
Oliver Wainwright

Deputy Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Helen Featherstone

Leeds City Council’s Executive Board Member for Inclusive Growth and Culture
Councillor Judith Blake

Director of Harewood House Trust
Jane Marriott

Executive Director, Pegasus Group
Chris Calvert

Executive Director, The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Isabel Hunt

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, Bradley and James want to bring projects to life that enhance, showcase and celebrate Yorkshire.

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 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, including Oliver Wainwright, the Guardian’s Architecture and Design critic, will select the winning brief from a shortlist of the five most exciting entries.

 

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 Yorkshire 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 60-minute online design 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 31st of March 2021 at 18h00 (GMT). All email entries must be received before this time.
Winner and runners up announced 30th April 2021.
Following the announcement Wignall & Moore will make contact with the winner and runners up to arrange dates for the 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 early February.

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 Yorkshire to enter?
We envisage that most projects will be based in Yorkshire. The jury will consider entries which are planned to be realised elsewhere but have strong ties back to Yorkshire.

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 photos of the project site will help us understand a lot more about the type of area the project will be situated in. Please also include the site address. 

Sketching your idea (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.