Search begins for a 'new standard in architecture' for MK's planned university

Cranfield University and Milton Keynes Council have begun their search for a landmark design for MK:U, a new model university planned for the heart of Milton Keynes.

An international architectural competition launched on January 30, and will be judged by a panel of innovative public figures involved in architecture and urban planning.

The winning design is expected to deliver an ‘outstanding synthesis of architecture, landscaping, public realm and student experience, setting a new standard in university architecture and a creating a memorable destination for citizens’.

Initially, entrants are asked to submit an expression of interest at https://competitions.malcolmreading.com/mku/, alongside key company details. Five shortlisted entrants will then be announced in spring ahead of a public exhibition of the competing concepts, held in central Milton Keynes. The winning design will be revealed in summer 2019.

For more details visit https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/press/news-2019/search-begins-for-a-new-standard-in-architecture-for-mks-planned-university

Date: 
31 Jan 2019

Milton Keynes city centre (courtesy Destination MK)

Cranfield University and Milton Keynes Council have begun their search for a landmark design for MK:U, a new model university planned for the heart of Milton Keynes.

An international architectural competition launched on January 30, and will be judged by a panel of innovative public figures involved in architecture and urban planning.

The winning design is expected to deliver an ‘outstanding synthesis of architecture, landscaping, public realm and student experience, setting a new standard in university architecture and a creating a memorable destination for citizens’.

Initially, entrants are asked to submit an expression of interest at https://competitions.malcolmreading.com/mku/, alongside key company details. Five shortlisted entrants will then be announced in spring ahead of a public exhibition of the competing concepts, held in central Milton Keynes. The winning design will be revealed in summer 2019.

For more details visit https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/press/news-2019/search-begins-for-a-new-standard-in-architecture-for-mks-planned-university

 
 

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