Salisbury Market Place Competition

This new competition for Market Place seeks talented landscape architects to help deliver a landscaping and public realm scheme in the historic city of Salisbury.

The renaissance of the city’s Market Place forms an integral part of a recently commissioned document setting out a Vision for the future of Salisbury. In the heart of the city, the Market Place is a bustling area which is home to a thriving charter market. The overall objective is to design and implement a high quality scheme which improves, enhances and reclaims the Market Place, Guildhall Square and surrounding areas as a high quality focal space for the city. The promoters are hoping that the successful scheme that will provide a vibrant, welcoming place that is a showpiece of modern public realm design in an historic setting.

The focus of the competition will be the development of the Market Place. However, the successful team will also be expected to produce a city public realm strategy.

Selection will take the form of a two stage process, which at stage one seeks expressions of interest. A shortlist of up to six teams will be drawn up and invited to produce concept designs.

The competition is being organised by the RIBA on behalf of Salisbury District Council as part of a joint initiative with Wiltshire County Council.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Tuesday 16th September 2008.

To download a preliminary briefing paper click here.

SOURCE: Landscape Institure: Salisbury Market Place Competition.

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