Win £2500 by designing a room within a room, with RIBAJ and Norbord.

A new competition from RIBAJ invites architects to design innovative workspaces inside a room in a house, public building or office.

Inspired by renaissance painting Jerome in his study by Antonello da Messina, which features a ‘room within a room’, the overall idea is to create a space of intense study within a much larger architectural volume.

To have the chance of winning first prize of £2500, the designer must consider the artistic, studious lifestyle of the user and utilise SterlingOSB, produced by Norbord.

Jan-Carlos Kucharek of RIBAJ says:

“Judges will be looking for imaginative uses of the product and pioneering, transformative spatial ideas. It is totally open to the imagination, and originality is certainly encouraged. We’re extremely excited to see what creativity is out there.”

Three commended submissions will also receive £250 each and all shortlisted entries will be invited to the prizegiving event on 13th September 2018.

The competition is held in partnership with Norbord Europe and will be chaired by RIBA Journal. The deadline for entries is 19th June 2018.

Submissions should be sent to ribaj.roominaroom(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

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