Countdown underway for "UNBUILT YORKSHIRE" Exhibition.

A range of Yorkshire building schemes that never saw the light of day – will be on view for the first time at a one-off exhibition.

Architects, artists, landscape architects and clients have until 7th February to send in their projects for the
"Unbuilt Yorkshire 1975-2000" showcase exhibition, which will feature wide-ranging ventures – often referred to by their originators as ‘missed opportunities’.

The projects will be a combination of schemes which never got off the ground – or which changed so dramatically that the built scheme could not be recognised from the original proposals. It is hoped to exhibit some of the missed opportunities that could have enriched the county. Only the public visiting can judge whether any were close escapes!

A selection panel including John Edwards, Regional Chairman of the RIBA, Martin Wainright of the Guardian and Andy Coyne of Yorkshire Insider will choose 25 schemes to be included in the exhibition.

Initial submissions in the form of brief descriptions and examples of drawings should be sent to the RIBA (8, Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD) by Friday 7 February 2003.

The exhibition is a key feature of this year’s
"4x4 making places 2003" urban regeneration forum which takes place every Thursday in March at the Leeds Metropolitan University School of Architecture starting at 6pm.

Bauman Lyons Motorway noise barriers - so nice they might be stolen!

Programme for submissions:

7 February
Final date for submissions to RIBA (8, Woodhouse Square, Leeds,
LS3 1AD). Please submit brief project description and A3 images/photocopies.

8-13 February
Panel discussions

14 February
Notification of selected schemes and issue of A1 standard board format.

12 March
Delivery of boards to RIBA for hanging. (NOON)

13 March
5:00 pm Opening of exhibition before 4X4 session.

28 March
Exhibition ends at Leeds School of Architecture.

Further venues to be notified.