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RIBA • Forgotten Spaces Shortlist 2012 • Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Lime Kilns Indistrial Museum at Marsden Lime Kilns, South Shields, England, by IMA, Ian McArdle, Jonathan Rixon & Tink Wilkinson Kindred Form Ltd.  Image: Courtesy RIBA
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the project shortlist for its Forgotten Spaces 2012 competition. Focusing on sites located within the RIBA North East region, and hosted by the eponymous regional office, the competition invites design proposals for left-over land.

According to RIBA, "A 'forgotten space' could be small or large - a grassy verge, a wasteland, an unused car park, a derelict building or underpass or flyover. The proposal could be simple or complex, commercial or public, a piece of public art or a new building, the only requirement is that it responds to the area and serves a function for the local community."

New City Industries, at 178-185 High Street West, Sunderland, England, by John Robinson Beattie. Image: Courtesy RIBA
Out of 39 entries, 21 were selected for the shortlist. Projects include small urban designs, such as Angular Flight, Behind the Side, Forgotten River, and Pink Plaza -- intended to heal and reconnect historically fractured urban fabric. The City Wall Circuit is a walking tour that traces the former town walls of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. And a number of project for the adaptation of various existing structures were proposed, including: Forgotten Relics, conversion of a ruined stone building into a reliquary; Home Surveillance, a proposal to adapt a disused theater for use as a homeless community; and New City Industries, which plans to fill a disused steel frame structure with an adaptable architecture system.
Forgotten Relics at St Mary's Chapel Jesmond Dene, Newcastle, England, by  Paul Jones & Will Campbell. Image: Courtesy RIBA
In November, three projects will receive prizes for first-, second-, and third-place rankings and up to five additional projects will receive commendations. An exhibition of up to 25 proposals will be held throughout the fall.

The competition jury inclues Chris Brown, Chief Executive of the Igloo Regeneration Development; Eric Carter, RIBA North East Chairman; Geoff Alsop, Director at Buttress Fuller Alsop William Architects; Richard Waite, News Editor at the Architects' Journal; and Tamsie Thompson, Director of the RIBA London Region.

Behind The Side, at Akenside Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, by Ryder Architecture. Image: Courtesy RIBA
Augmented Distillery, at 4-10 St. John's Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, by Matt Drury. Image: Courtesy RIBA

Angular Flight, at Newcastle Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, by Matt Nicholl & Will Mackey. Image: Courtesy RIBA

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