More than 35 young North East designers have registered to enter a timber hut design competition which will see the winning proposals built at Middlesbrough’s £200m RiversideOne residential development on the former site of the town’s Middlehaven Docks.
Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including internationally renowned architect Professor Will Alsop who was responsible for RiversideOne’s original masterplan and who also had the idea for the huts competition.
The huts will provide facilities for residents and visitors to RiversideOne with possible proposed uses including a miniature theatre, a coffee bar, bike shelters and beach huts although competition entrants are allowed to make their own suggestions.
The competition is being run by Northern Architecture, the architecture centre for the North East of England, and entrants are all under 34 and are architects or designers based in the region. From a commercial perspective, designers also have the option to link with regionally-based entrepreneurs and will submit hut design proposals along with a business plan demonstrating the viability of their venture. For more information please visit the competition’s official website.