RIBA Competitions For The Gas Holder Sites

RIBA Competitions organized a competition inviting architects to redesign and repurpose the decommissioned gasholder sites across the UK. Now-a-days gas is stored and transmitted through underground main rather than being stored above ground so the gas holder sites have served their purpose and a lot of space is left unused. It is in the light of these events that RIBA has announced their competition and the six shortlisted teams are:

•          CF Architects

•          318 Studio

•          Max Architects

•          Owens Architects

•          Outpost

•          Unit Architects


 CF Architects proposed two spiraling car parks with charging points and drop-off spots for both electric vehicles.

318 Studio would convert several of the pits to create a semi-subterranean crematorium.

Max Architects has pitched a housing development surrounding a circular boating pond.

Owens Architects proposed to convert a pair of the wells into an indoor and outdoor sports center.

Outpost would create a mixed-use development housed in individual gabled blocks in the entirety of the landscape.


Unit Architects would dismantle the existing structure and replace it with telescopic cylindrical blocks.


Here at Sigma College of Architecture, one of the Top Architectural Colleges in Tamil Nadu we help our students broaden their horizons by educating them the various different projects that could be put up in a particular province.