Deadline extended for bespoke access awards

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
10 January 2018 | Updated 10 January 2018

UK: A design competition for fully accessible hotel rooms has extended its entry deadline

The deadline for the Bespoke Access Awards competition has been extended to Tuesday 27 February 2018 due to unprecedented demand.

The Bespoke Access Awards are run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in association with Bespoke Hotels. it is an international competition to design fully accessible hotel rooms. The awards aim to improve access to properties worldwide for disabled people, including those with learning difficulties.

The scope of the competition covers five stands of design: architecture, product design, service applications (digital), service applications (training), and inclusive employment.

Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative, innovative and potentially realisable ideas in any of these categories. The overall winner of the Celia Thomas Prize will receive £20,000. 

Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels said: "Once again, we have been thrilled by both the quality of entries so far and diversity of their origin. The competition continues to provide inspiration and spark the creativity of budding designers and architects across the world. On behalf of the panel, I am looking ahead with keen interest to reviewing and selecting from the latest round of ideas."

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