A team of architectural assistants from FCBStudios have won a national design competition run by SPUD (Space, Placemaking and Urban Design).
The competition to design a structure, known as ‘The Observatory’, will provide a residency space for artists to work in over a 2 year period. It will be an architectural installation that becomes a sculptural intervention, a meeting space, a shelter, a look-out and a work space for a series of artist’s residencies to take place.
Mark Drury of SPUD said: “we’ve been overwhelmed with the high quality of entries received for the competition and making a decision was incredibly tough. We are delighted with the winning design and look forward to developing The Observatory with such a young, enthusiastic and energetic team of designers."
The panel felt their winning design cleverly delivered on all the criteria of the competition and produced an elegant structure, which although contemporary in form is rich in texture, tradition and personality.