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'This delicate rib cage of a building was the judges' unanimous winner. The proposals aim to repair the historic urban fabric. A large sloping underside provides cover for the riverside public area beneath.'
Richard Waite, Architects Journal
'The Loom' is conceived as an apparatus for weaving strands of local business into a collective. The design approach will enable the scheme to have iconic status both locally and throughout Yorkshire giving local business' a wider presence throughout the region. The proposed waterfront cafe on site, along with the retention of the existing restaurant will complement the business hub providing an alternative venue for meeting, networking and relaxing. Opening up the water front will provide a destination and meeting place for Leeds, attracting people to the area and facilitating exposure for local business.
Architect’s Journal: Competition Winner