We are preparing to launch a design competition for final year degree architecture students (and possibly penultimate year and recent graduates) to produce masterplan concepts for a maritime park at Govan Graving Docks.
We have developed a broad brief for the competition that we are in the process of cicrulating to academic departments with the aim of running the competition during the 2017-18 academic year.
We would like to hear from academic departments and students who are interested in participating in the competition, as well as from professional architects interested in taking part in a judging panel or steering group.
The design competition entries will be displayed in a public venue (or series of venues) to enable community and stakehodler feedback. This feedback along with the competition entries will be used to inform the preparation of a brief for a formal masterplan for regeneration of the graving docks. We aim to present a masterplan to Glasgow City Council by the end of 2020.
The competition judging will run separately from any academic assessment of the students' work. The results will also not have a direct single influence on the development of a formal masterplan - with the final masterplan brief potentially taking in a range of the students' ideas.
We aim to introduce a range prizes for winner and runner up students and are in the process of seeking sponsors who will be able to provide these. Awards may include cash prizes, non-cash prizes, career development support, internships, etc.
Please contact us for more information or enquiries about the design competition.