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Pavilion designs sought for Bethnal Green's Museum Gardens

[Registration to be completed before 27 February] A competition has been launched to design a temporary pavilion inside the Museum Gardens, Cambridge Heath Road London.

[The AJ does not organise, endorse or take responsibility for competitions]

Described as a ‘peace pavilion’, the 20m² structure within Museum Gardens must not exceed four metres in height.

Organised by Archtriumph, the contest is open to practicing architects, students and design professionals. Teams may pair with an architecture practice if they lack resources for construction.

The registration fee is £150. A winning team will be expected to start construction in early April with the project aimed to complete by 12 May.

Readers' comments (11)

  • £150 registration fee is outrageous....are the organisers expecting to fund the project through the registration fees?

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  • I agree with Jonathan £150 is ridiculous for any competition, but particularly for such a small and temporary structure.

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  • Er hello AJ - have you actually read this brief? I'm surprised its not in your spam folder. Its worse than gibberish, and scary to think they might be responsible for something getting built, even temporarily. Help!

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  • ArchTriumph

    Dear Readers,
    Thank you for your comments. We always support freedom of speech and choice. However, we will like to state that if any of these architects have the slighest idea of costings, administration or the ground charges involved in such a project then £150 registration fee is not outrageous.

    On the point raised by Dinah Bornat of Bornat Architect whose architectural solutions have been elegant on a number of completed projects but have failed themselves with the attitude and approach to stating a view or leaving a comment regarding a project.

    The brief for the Triumph Pavilion is not a complicated one "Design a temporary pavilion for the Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green". If the brief for the Pavilion was short of the standard expected by Dinah Bornat, then I am not sure what I will say of the professional conduct here as an architect and lecturer whilst expressing her view.

    We understand very well that not all competitions or projects are suitable for everyone or practice and will encourage architects to seek those that most suitable for them. We will continue to add to the options available to architects to express their vision and creativity in improving our built environment.

    Regards
    ArchTriumph

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  • I'm sorry ArchTriumph, your response does make it sound a little like you want us to pay for the scheme - the ground rent at least. This is your competition and you will be receiving a huge amount of free and very tiring work from an industry which is already struggling with late hours and (relatively) low pay.

    I am sure you don't think that our ideas are cheap or easy to conceive, develop and communicate, but it sounds a little like you think we should be grateful to pay you for our work.

    You get a winning submission - a no doubt superb play of light, mass and material to help champion your worthy cause. A lot of us will just get exhausted and pay for the privilege.

    We do love to work, but we're not the only ones who gain.

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  • This is hilarious; you pay £150 for the benefit of working for free on the outside chance that you will win £6000, out of which you pay for the construction of the temporary pavilion you designed. Am I missing something!? Why would anyone want do do that!?

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  • I'm sorry ArchTriumph, your response does make it sound a little like you want us to pay for the scheme - the ground rent at least. This is your competition and you will be receiving a huge amount of free and very tiring work from an industry which is already struggling with late hours and (relatively) low pay.

    I am sure you don't think that our ideas are cheap or easy to conceive, develop and communicate, but it sounds a little like you think we should be grateful to pay you for our work.

    You get a winning submission - a no doubt superb play of light, mass and material to help champion your worthy cause. A lot of us will just get exhausted and pay for the privilege.

    We do love to work, but we're not the only ones who gain.

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  • Dear 'Arch Triumph'. I am confused by your reply. I've read your brief quite carefully, and whilst very long its not very clear. Some very important facts - such as who you all are, who the judges are and who owns the land, for example, leave me wondering whether this in fact a project at all, or just a scam. I speak as I find. I would be vary wary of entering any competition without such important information.
    Nice that you like me work though. Thanks!

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  • Dear 'Arch Triumph'. I am confused by your reply. I've read your brief quite carefully, and whilst very long its not very clear. Some very important facts - such as who you all are, who the judges are and who owns the land, for example, leave me wondering whether this in fact a project at all, or just a scam. I speak as I find. I would be vary wary of entering any competition without such important information.
    Nice that you like me work though. Thanks!

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  • Dear 'Arch Triumph'. I am confused by your reply. I've read your brief quite carefully, and whilst very long its not very clear. Some very important facts - such as who you all are, who the judges are and who owns the land, for example, leave me wondering whether this in fact a project at all, or just a scam. I speak as I find. I would be vary wary of entering any competition without such important information.
    Nice that you like me work though. Thanks!

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  • Why are we as a profession still being asked to pay for submitting (free) work!? Total exploitation. We should all be boycotting ridiculous competitions like this. Its an insult to say the least, when many small practices are still struggling to survive.

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