Street kiosks, Westminster, London
Westminster council is calling on designers and architects to create a new focal point for the West End as part of a wider project looking to transform street trading across the West End
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Designers wishing register their interest should contact Roger Austin, Programme Manager, on 0207 641 7061 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The company who best meet the design brief’s criteria will be commissioned to design a bespoke kiosk for West End street traders which could be rolled out to 45 kiosks across 18 sites along Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, and which could become as much a part of London life as the capital’s tube map, red buses and black cabs.
The hope is that the new kiosk design will use some of the innovation shown in the sculpture above New York’s Fashion Center’s information kiosk which takes its inspiration from artist Claes Oldenburg and depicts a giant button with a needle through it symbolising the trade from which the area takes its name.
The design will be piloted in Woodstock Street, Lumley Street and Marylebone Lane and Great Titchfield Street with plans for it to be on the streets by autumn 2010.
Architects, industrial designers and designers who wish to be shortlisted to receive tender documents should contact the council to register their interest.