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Bristol Arena – RIBA Invited Design Competition

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to design a new arena for Bristol.

The Bristol Arena project is a large indoor multipurpose arena, to open in the summer of 2017 on the former diesel depot site close to Temple Meads railway station in central Bristol, United Kingdom.

Multi-disciplinary teams will have the opportunity to design the 12,000 capacity entertainment arena. The successful experienced design team will have architectural, structural and building engineering capabilities as well as experience within the performance venue field and significant knowledge of the creation and development of urban spaces.

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified design teams worldwide. A shortlist of five teams will then be selected to participate in the design phase of the competition. The arena project budget is approximately £90 million.

For further details and to enter please visit the official website where you can view the preliminary brief, PQQ and instructions for applying.

The closing date for receiving completed applications is Thursday, 18th September 2014.