International Design Competition In Association With RIBA


In 2016 we ran a competition to find the perfect design for The Wall of Answered Prayer. We partnered with the Royal Institute of British Architects and received 133 entries from 23 countries. There were many incredible designs, and we showed them all to an expert panel of judges who narrowed it down to five final designs, and we are thrilled that the architects shall be visiting the land in summer 2018 where they will take their designs and integrate them into the specifics of the land. We are aiming to announce the winning design from the competition in spring 2019.

The Judging Panel

Renato Benedetti BES BArch RIBA FRSA
Chair of the judging panel

Renato Benedetti has over 25 years’ experience designing innovative award-winning projects. He’s judged/chaired RIBA competitions since 2003.

Baroness Sal Brinton
Sal Brinton was introduced to the House of Lords in 2011 and was appointed Co-Chair (and Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the Lords) for Health in November 2013.

Pam Rhodes
Pam Rhodes is an accomplished broadcaster and writer who is perhaps best known as the familiar face of BBC Television’s Songs of Praise. 

Victoria Lawrence
Victoria is the Founder and President of Abigail Outreach Ministry, which is dedicated to supporting vulnerable women and more recently an Ambassador for the Cinnamon Network.

Richard Gamble, CEO of The Wall
Richard Gamble has had the vision to build ‘The Wall’ for 13 years. He is an entrepreneur with directorships in a number of businesses.

Anna Pepperall
Anna Pepperall has been the Public Art Curator for Gateshead for over 20 years. She was a key part of the team that commissioned and installed the Angel of the North.

Jes Fernie
Jes is an independent curator and writer. She has been a member of art commissioning selection panels for Tate, Serpentine Gallery and the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Stephen Timms MP
Stephen Timms is the Member of Parliament for East Ham and the Labour Party Faith Envoy and Chair of Christians on the Left.