Coniston Cricket Club with the Coniston Institute and
Grizedale Arts are making an international open call to architects
for a design for a new Cricket Pavilion.
The project is community-led to raise awareness of the various
possibilities for such buildings in rural areas and what it can say
about the future and ambition of this village in the heart of the
Lake District National Park.
The ground is undoubtedly one of the most visually stunning,
dramatically situated at the foot of the Coniston Fells. However,
the existing pavilion is little more than a wooden hut and a series
of sheds containing multitudinous lawn mowers that is no long
longer suitable for use.
Those involved thought that this site demands something more
than an off the peg pavilion and are instead looking for something
special and particular to the place; to offer the best cricket
facilities within a well designed building, whilst also providing a
secure future for the club and take the lead in developing a new
approach to rural development. Coniston is a strong community and
the expectation is for a building that works for the club and the
whole village – thinking forwards to ensure a sustainable community
club and a great piece of architecture that can meet all of the
The brief is now online at the dedicated
The brief has been structured and designed by artist/designers
Kathrin Böhm and
Hydar Dewachi, who were
involved in collecting and compiling opinion, documentation and
criteria for the making of the new pavilion.
The website contains background information, drawings and films
that give a comprehensive picture of the project for this small but