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RIBA Competition Winner: Impromptu Arquitectos + Sergison Bates, UK

9 Jun 2009

Northshore Stockton-on-Tees

Make me a Show home!

An exclusive opportunity to view over 100 competition housing model entries from the Make me a home! Urban Splash and RIBA Competition

Venue: The Guildhall, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dates: 13 Jun – 28 Jun 2009

In September 2008, on behalf of Urban Splash and Muse Developments, the RIBA launched an international open design competition “Make me a Home” challenging architects to shape the future of family housing.

The competition invited architects to raise the bar and deliver a new housing typology for Northshore, a £300m redevelopment scheme in Stockton-on-Tees. It is planned that 250 family homes will eventually stand at the site, and the partners were looking for creativity and a concept which will break the mould. The 23 hectare Northshore scheme, which is being delivered with Tees Valley Regeneration and HCA will transform Stockton with an additional 65,000 sq metres of offices and commercial space, and 900 residential units.

The competition received an outstanding response with 112 entries received from 11 different countries around the world.

This exciting exhibition is now coming to The Guildhall as part of the Northeast Festival of Architecture where you will have the opportunity to view each design proposal and working model. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the exciting and varied range of competition entries. For more information about the exhibition go to


Northshore Stockton-on-Tees Competition

Images added 28 Apr 2009

The URBAN PLAN proposes the unification of the housing program as strategy for its integration, adapting to the morphology of the context and emphasizing the Northshore masterplan guidelines.

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All HOUSES retake the idea of the ” interior / exterior / public / private”. The housing typologies, determine the facade rhythm of the volume.

23 Apr 2009

Make Me a Home competition
Winners : Impromptu Arquitectos + Sergison Bates
Urban Splash and Muse Developments

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29 Jan 2009

Finalists named in Northshore contest

Architects from across the world are waiting with baited breath to find out if they have been short-listed for a chance to design the family homes at Tees Valley Regeneration’s flagship scheme on Northshore in Stockton-on-Tees.

More than 100 entries were received and six finalists hailing from across the globe have been selected. Two practices are from London, together with firms from Liverpool, Italy, Portugal and Germany.

Developers Urban Splash and Muse Developments, in conjunction with BD Magazine and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), held a competition which challenged architects to shape the future of family homes. They were asked for concepts which broke convention and delivered a new typology in housing design.

Submissions were judged on the design of the homes and the layout of the buildings on the site to take full advantage of its south facing position on the banks of the River Tees.

It is anticipated that at least 250 family homes will eventually be built on the £300m Northshore mixed use site and that the development will also provide between 2,500 and 4,600 long-term job opportunities.
Joe Docherty, chief executive of Tees Valley Regeneration, said: “To achieve this level of interest in Northshore from architects across the world is fantastic. It is a huge vote of confidence in the scheme and the Tees Valley.

“The designs are contemporary, exciting and innovative and will sit comfortably next to the stunning Infinity Bridge which is already showcasing Stockton around the world.”

Matt Crompton, joint managing director of Muse Developments said:  “The judges were looking for designs that did justice to the Home Zone’s riverside site, given its proximity to the new Infinity Bridge and the proposed new university campus.  As part of a substantial mixed use scheme, which will include offices and leisure amenities, public space and deliverability were equally important.”

Jonathan Falkingham, chief executive of Urban Splash, said:  “We’re questioning the typology of the family home, but at the same time trying to be provocative. We need to make sure that the scheme we choose is deliverable.

“We want homes that are practical and functional, not merely architectural showpieces, and we need people to believe they and their families will be happy living here.”

Members of the public can view the six finalists at a free exhibition in the Shambles, Stockton High Street from 9am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 29, 30, 31. An exhibition of all 112 submissions is taking place at Manchester’s Cube Gallery up to 28 February. Opening times are : Mon–Fri 12-5.30pm and Saturday 12-5.00pm.

Stockton-on-Tees Competition winners will be announced in February.

Northshore in Stockton-on-Tees – six finalists:

K2 Architects, Liverpool
A contemporary house design which is characterised by varying scales of external space.

Impromptu Arquitectos, Portugal
An elegant house type based on a series of courtyards, creating some very pleasant viewing spaces

Tasou Associates, London

A unique home that can be extended to grow with the family and featuring extensive rooftop and courtyard gardens

Spine Architects, Germany
Houses shaped accordingly to the axis of vision onto the river, promising all rooms with a room

Bertolone Plazzogna, Italy
An original, cleverly designed house type that will open views to the River Tees

Loates-Taylor Shannon Architects, London
An exciting design that provides a neighbourhood encouraging social interaction.

Northshore in Stockton-on-Tees Competition information from RIBA 290109

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