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March 18 2011

Ullswater Yacht Club to announce competition winner
A RIBA run competition inviting design teams to submit ideas for the redevelopment of a Lake District yachting club has been inundated with 180 entries.

Ullswater Yacht Club launched the comp in order to realise their ambition of constructing a clubhouse which better harmonises with the landscape of the Lake District National Park whilst protecting the facility from flooding risks.

It has taken the judging panel a full month to wade through these entries but they have now whittled the hopefuls down to three potential winners.

This trio will be unveiled at a special presentation on Monday at which the National park planning authority and the club will put questions to the competing teams and give their views over which they favour.

Their identity remains top secret till then but amongst the hopefuls is Sutherland Hussey Architects.

Following this meeting the Club will announce the scheme they wish to take forward for full planning permission on March 26.

Subject to approval by Club members at their AGM in October this practice will be officially appointed with construction commencing next winter.
LDN's entry encompasses a robust concrete lower floor to protect against flooding
LDN's entry encompasses a robust concrete lower floor to protect against flooding
Sutherland Hussey's clubhouse retreats to higher ground, leaving a separate race office exposed at the waters edge
Sutherland Hussey's clubhouse retreats to higher ground, leaving a separate race office exposed at the waters edge

3 Comments

Cap'n Gubwash
#1 Posted by Cap'n Gubwash on 18 Mar 2011 at 14:33 PM
Ahem,. me 'arties!
Not a flagpole between them, I’d say.
Don't know what Sustainability Course LDN have been on, but concrete in the countryside?
Beats a ‘Retreat to higher ground’ by luvvies o’ Leith who cannae keep away from the water’s edge despite crannog on Tay not being Victorian enough.
GLTA
Damp squib
#2 Posted by Damp squib on 25 Mar 2011 at 16:01 PM
We are not amused.

Apart from Sutherland Hussey's entry (which is lovely, predictably), what is going on? Did the jury spend an hour too many on the top deck of the steamer in full sun? Perhaps the dazzling view has clouded judgement over appropriate responses to the site - which are not evident here. Obviously the budget's out the porthole... And who's going to tell the Commodore there's no poop deck?

Style over substance, or just good old-fashioned poor taste?

Angry? You don't know the half of it...
AJac
#3 Posted by AJac on 30 Mar 2011 at 23:07 PM
'Damp squib' - a hint of sore looser coming from your direction! In which case unlucky!! A word of advice when reading anything on this site, stories published on this site are rarely true the level reporting on this site appears to be nothing short of tabloid word stitching.

AJ

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