International Ideas Competition for the Regeneration of Soar Island in Leicester – Have a say on the shortlisted visions

PEOPLE can comment on shortlisted designs for the future of Leicester’s Soar Island when RIBA’s ‘Architruck’ rolls into Jubilee Square in Leicester in the UK midlands next week.

The one-day roadshow – which takes place on Wednesday 20 May – is part of the final stage of an international architectural competition organised by Leicester City Council and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

The competition aims to raise the profile of the Waterside regeneration area and identify a potential vision for the future use of the two-acre Soar Island site.

Over 80 entries from across the globe were submitted in the first round of the competition, before judges selected their shortlist of five to go through to the final stage.

The shortlisted teams are: Ash Sakula (London), drummond.lawlor (London), Gutiérrez-Delafuente Arquitectos (Spain), Kraft.Raum (Germany), and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (London).

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “This competition has captured the imagination of architects from across the world.

“The five shortlisted entries alone show the incredible range and variety of potential future uses for this unique part of Leicester’s Waterside.”

Design ideas from all five shortlisted teams will be on display in RIBA’s Architruck, which will be in Jubilee Square from 1.30pm until 7pm.

Feedback from visitors to the exhibition will be passed on to the shortlisted teams, who each have until late June to submit their final designs for judging.

Each of the shortlisted teams will be awarded £5,000 for their submission of a second stage design proposal.


The winning entry is due to be announced in July.

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