RIBA Architecture Competition for a Vision of Future Living in Cheshire, Building Design, Architect News
RIBA Heath Park Design Competition, Cheshire
Key Architectural Development Contest in Cheshire, northwest England, UK
25 November 2020
RIBA Heath Park Design Competition in Runcorn
Design: Paul Treacy Architects / Kimia Benam Architects
Vertical farming concept – Heath Park in Runcorn
Paul Treacy Architects and Kimia Benam Architects are delighted, as runners up, to present their final shortlisted submission for the Heath Park – Runcorn : RIBA Vision of Future Living competition.
The British architecture practice’s vison for the Iconic former ICI headquarters site propose to transform the 16 Hectares site into a world class beacon of “Agritecture“ food research, development and production facility.
This innovative cutting edge facility will bring world leading and UK research and technology to create a high tech “urban vertical farming food production“ facility supported by on-site research companies to generate food production to service the local region, the UK and worldwide.
The concept design by Paul Treacy Architects proposes a sustainable, ethical masterplan concept which puts community first and embraces a cutting-edge technology and process which focuses on people’s health and wellbeing by bringing communities together in the harvesting, cultivating and enjoyment of food.
Our thanks to John Lewis and his team from the SOG group and the RIBA judging panel for their support and encouragement through this rewarding process. We have thoroughly enjoyed the competition and we firmly and passionately believe that the emerging technology of Vertical farming and Agritecture now has the potential to become the new “Sustainable Tech Bubble“
Paul Treacy Architects also wish the winners Congratulations on their success.
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12 October 2020
The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn
The Heath Runcorn: RIBA Vision of Future Living competition winner announced
Runcorn: October 12th, 2020: Eco Responsive Environments, an emerging design and architectural practice based in London, has won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) ‘Vision of Future Living’ competition sponsored by SOG Group, owner and operator of The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.
The eight architectural teams longlisted are:
• Atelier Cole, Cambodia and UK
• EcoResponsive Environments Ltd, London
• Harper Perry, Newcastle
• Kimia Benam & Paul Treacy, London
• Parallel Collective, London
• Periscope Landscape & Architecture Ltd, London
• Pixel, New York & Hong Kong
• Tom Cookson & Sarah Carroll, London
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a ‘ Vision of Future Living’ competition on behalf of business and technical park operator SOG Group.
SOG Group are specialists in facility management and operation of science and business facilities and provide a wide range of specialist services including health and safety, precision engineering and bespoke laboratory design and build.
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