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RIBA Stand at Futurebuild 2019



The RIBA has launched an Open Call for an architect to design a highly visible RIBA stand at Futurebuild 2019. The RIBA will make use of the space to promote the RIBA brand, sell relevant architecture publications and promote the benefits of RIBA membership. We are looking to select a creative and ingenious architect/practice who can help us achieve our aims. In conjunction with ROCKWOOL & Rockpanel.
Our aim is to turn the 10m x 10m space, stand D55 in the buildings hub, on the event’s central walkway, into a vibrant architect-designed bookshop and feature space that has improved acoustic architectural design to dampen surrounding noise – achieved by using the latest ROCKWOOL & Rockpanel products. Detailed plans of the space, along with the full plans of the hall, and images will be made available to the winner.

Futurebuild 2019 brings together opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators to explore the latest technologies and approaches in construction and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment– both in the UK and overseas. The event will be taking place from 5-7 March 2019 at EXceL, London. The RIBA stand should help to attract visitors, promote our members and the profession while adding an exciting architectural element to the show.
This is an open call for RIBA Chartered Members and Practices and will run as a single-phase competition. It is an opportunity for Practices to showcase their creativity and architectural expertise to a unique audience. Teams are required to submit applications to RIBA competitions in digital format only.



Announcement of open call 14 September 2018
Deadline to submit your application 2pm, 16 October 2018
Evaluation Meeting Wed 24 October 2018
Announcement of winning practice Fri 26 October 2018
Meeting with project partners w/c 29 October 2018
Submit all required paperwork and documentation Friday 19 January 2019
Concepts developed, detailed plans and costing development (off site production if necessary)
November 2018– March 2019
Build and Dressing 04 March 2018
Futurebuild 2019 05–07 March 2019
Removal of products (Bookshop) 09 March 2019
Dismantle (TBC) 08 March 2019



Publicity and marketing are intended to be the main benefits to the selected Practice however a fee of £7,500 + VAT is payable to assist in the design and oversight of the temporary installation.
A budget of £30,000 + VAT is available for the installation






The Evaluation Panel (which may be subject to change) is expected to comprise:
– Stephanie Bolton, Head of Marketing Communications ROCKWOOL – Warren Dudding, Marketing Director, ROCKWOOL – Martin Hurn, Managing Director, Futurebuild – Ashley Wainwright, Business Manager, Rockpanel – Steven Plimmer, Group Product Manager (RIBA Services) – Jan-Carlos Kucharek, Chair, Senior Editor/PIP Editor, RIBAJ – David Plummer, Head of Retail, RIBA – Teresa Borsuk, Senior Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards (RIBA Architect Adviser)
Hannah Rylatt, RIBA Competitions, will act as an observer to document the selection process.









For more information about this competition, please contact us.