Yorks Historic Guildhall and Riverside 2nd Prize Winning Proposal / JaK Studio Architects

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Designed by JaK Studio Architects, their second prize winning proposal for the RIBA International Competition to Re-imagining ’s Giuldhall Complex: Connecting River and City re-energizes the area by focusing on its history while embracing the future. When the Romans settled in this outpost of their empire, they were still keen to establish some of the rigor and grandeur of Rome. To echo this we cleared the open ground around the guildhall and reclaimed two large plazas cascading down to river providing unique and accessible public spaces with direct relationships to the river. More images and architects’ description after the break.