National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition now is over!
The National Railway Museum has launched a two-stage deign competition, aimed at attracting the very best design talent, for a new centerpiece building for York museum, which aims to become the ’World’s Railway Museum’ by 2025.
The National Railway Museum recently has announced a two-stage design competition for a new centerpiece building for York museum, which aims to become the ’World’s Railway Museum’ by 2025, as part of the museum’s 50th anniversary.
Located in the heart of York, one of the world’s most important railway cities, the National Railway Museum is set for a transformation. The museum is poised to become the cultural anchor for York Central, one of the largest city centre brownfield regeneration projects in the UK, and indeed Europe... it aims to become the ’World’s Railway Museum’, attracting new audiences interested in innovative technology, engineering and science, as well as better serving existing and emerging communities. Guidelines:
The new centrepiece building will create outstanding welcome, arrival and gallery spaces as well as improve the site’s connectivity and legibility. Circa 4,500 sqm, it will combine a new entrance experience with a spectacular 1,000 sqm gallery and public-facing spaces for orientation and reception. These spaces will showcase future acquisitions and innovative technology, as well as introducing the museum’s world-class collection.
The museum’s intention is that the Central Hall, which has a construction value of £16.5 million, will be of the highest architectural quality, embodying a confident national museum aesthetic (rather than station architecture). This should use warm, natural materials to reference the existing site and historic buildings and show an appreciation of scale appropriate to the context.
Shortlisted teams will also be able to propose enhancements to some of the fabric, infrastructure and organisation of the existing adjoining buildings. This secondary aspect of the project having an associated construction budget of no more than £10 million. Depending on the post-competition concept design, a proportion of these works may be delivered by the appointed team for this project.
Competitors should demonstrate exceptional design talent and creative flair, along with sensitivity to the heritage context and expertise in sustainability.
1) Stage one – Expression of Interest
Note! - No design is required at the first stage! Integrated design teams of architects and structural, civil and service engineers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest detailing company information, details of the proposed team, and relevant experience.
Submissions for the first stage will be received electronically via the online form until 14.00 BST Wednesday 16 October 2019.
A shortlist of at least 5 teams will be selected to participate in the second stage of the competition.
2) Stage Two – Design Concept
Shortlisted teams will be provided with detailed briefing information and invited to visit York for a site tour and seminar. Internationally-based competitors may be required to propose a UK-based executive architect as part of their team at stage two.
A technical panel will review the entries and produce a report for the jury, who will conduct interviews and select a winner. As part of a wide-ranging public engagement process, the National Railway Museum will hold an exhibition of the schemes submitted by finalist teams in York in February 2020.
The winner announcement is expected in March 2020.
There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
This two-stage competition is open to both national and international integrated design teams, which include architects and structural, civil and services engineers.
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!