RIBA Yorkshire’s Forgotten Spaces 2011 is a design competition that seeks to encourage new ideas for underused land and spaces in Sheffield.

Open to entrants across the country, the competition invites architects, artists, engineers and landscape designers to nominate a site in the Sheffield area and propose an idea for its improvement.

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

Three prizes (1st Prize – £5,000, 2nd Prize – £2,000 and £1,000) and up to five commendations will be awarded to the best schemes and a shortlist of up to 25 of the best proposals will be exhibited in a public exhibition at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield between 12 September and 8 October 2011.

 Entries to the competition closed on Thursday 12 May 2011.

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