RIBA and Network Rail Announce ‘Re-Imagining Railway Stations Competition’

Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have launched a world competition to shape the longer term of Britain’s railway stations. The competition will provide architects, engineers and designers the prospect to enhance the travel experience for the many passengers who use Britain’s railway, and leave an enduring legacy on station design.It asks designers to reimagine small to medium-sized stations – which structure 80% of all those on Britain’s railway – in order that they can better serve the requirements of both passengers and their local communities.

The competition encourages entries that stimulate creativity and address the changing character of our society.
In developing proposals, entrants are encouraged to think about how future stations are often sustainable and deliver outstanding value, whilst considering the impact on the environment to realize net-zero emissions to go away a positive legacy for future generations.

Across Britain, there are quite 2,000 small-to-medium stations that change greatly in terms of design quality and amenities. By improving the general quality of stations, they will better serve their communities, whilst accommodating potential enhancements to the prevailing and future passenger experience through good design. Designs should be considered for the adaption of existing stations to raised meet passenger requirements, or new-build stations to accommodate the projected increase in demand for rail travel.

The competition is open internationally to individuals and teams from both small and enormous organisations from the planning , built environment and manufacturing industries.

On the judging panel will be Lucy Musgrave OBE, (founding director of Publica), Jonathan McDowell (director, Matter Architecture), Chris Wise (senior director, Expedition Engineering), Dinah Casson CBE (RDI designer), Victoria Lee (lead programme manager, Design Council), Paul Beaty-Pownall (managing director, BPR Architects Ltd), Sahar Fikouhi (founder, ARki), Anthony Dewar (professional head of buildings and architecture, Network Rail), Frank Anatole (principal architect, Network Rail) and Ian Grimes (principal engineer, Network Rail).

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