The Architect Pitch is back…


Wednesday 18th October, 2017 | 16.30-17.30

Olympia
Hammersmith Rd,
London W14 8UX,

Real estate developer HB Reavis will select an architect to work on an existing commercial building in central London at the next Architect Pitch.

The developer is looking for ideas on how the building’s generous terraces could provide a different experience for occupiers.

Seven architects will be chosen to pitch at MIPIM UK to a panel that includes Kiran Pawar from HB Reavis and Simon Glynn from the City Corporation.

As with previous pitches, architects have just three minutes to give a synopsis of their practice. The challenge is to convince HB Reavis you are a practice they would enjoy working with, have lots of fresh ideas and understand its ethos and approach.

Part of the presentation should include some idea of how you would tackle the brief using a maximum of three slides. After the pitch the panel will give their feedback and a winner will be chosen. Details of the building will be available shortly.

All seven architects chosen to pitch will receive two complimentary tickets for MIPIM UK.

The pitch will be followed by a networking drinks.


We are also offering a special Archiboo rate of £220 to attend MIPIM UK on October 18th and 19th. This is compared to the final price of £595. This includes full access to the database programme of conferences, official networking events, the exhibition area and the online database. Please click ‘book ticket’ to register and get the special Archiboo rate.


The Brief

 There are hundreds of roof terraces all over London. The majority are simply paved areas that are only used when the weather is good. As a result, they sit empty for most of the year and add little to the end user experience. HB Reavis believe this is a huge lost opportunity and with more innovative and creative design ideas, this outside space could play a more permanent role in the life of employees.

The property’s terraces comprise 13.2% of the total usable area for the building and could become one of the key selling points for the scheme. Research by HB Reavis suggests that office space with terraces is becoming increasingly crucial to tenants. Details of the building will be released in the next few weeks.

Part of the unique experience could be space for social interaction, space for various events, activities and informal meetings even allowing for less formal workspace to be partially extended outside. Although permanent structures would breach the right of light for neighbouring properties, temporary/adaptable coverings could be explored.

  • Think about the views, orientation, weather impact and other restrictions for the terraces and roofs, as this could have significant impact on usability.
  • Think about target audience and options for the roof.
  • Think about how the terraces and/or roof could be opened to the public.

To apply for the Architect Pitch please complete the form by October 4th. Click the image below to open up the form.