Egremont Castle Performance Structure, Cumbria

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      Paul Clerkin

      The RIBA Competitions Office has announced the launch of an international open design competition for a new performance structure within the castle keep at Egremont Castle in Cumbria.

      The Competition is being promoted by Grizedale Arts in conjunction with Egremont and Area Regeneration Partnership as part of the Creative Egremont public art strategy. The aim of the competition is to find an innovative new design for a removable structure which will allow the castle to be used for concerts and public performances. This project forms part of an ambitious regeneration strategy for the West Cumbrian town and is funded by West Lakes Renaissance and Arts Council England.

      Entries are invited from architects, designers, engineers and students of these disciplines to take part in the competition, which will be judged anonymously in the first stage then the authors of the three preferred schemes will be invited to develop their initial concepts and present them to the jury panel. Each stage two competitor will receive an honorarium of £2,000.

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