The Royal Parks (TRP) has announced a design competition for a £35,000 pair of main gates to the Rose Gardens in Hyde Park, London
Planned to complete in 2016, the project will deliver two new gates as part of a 1.2 metre-high perimeter fence being erected to improve security inside the popular attraction.
Located in the south east corner of Hyde Park, the gardens were designed by Colvin and Moggridge Landscape Architects and first opened to the public in 1994.
Alongside a circular yew hedge and seasonal flower beds key features include a 1862 Boy and Dolphin Fountain by Alexander Munro and a fountain statue of Diana the Huntress by Feodora Gleichen (pictured).
Proposals may be traditional or modern but must be sympathetic to the Grade I-listed landscape and ‘create a sense of arrival, anticipation, entrance and enclosure’ – according to the competition brief.
The document continued: ‘The two gates will be two-leaf gates, approximately 3 metres wide. The gates will remain open in the day and will be locked at night. The designs can be for two gates of the same or different design.
‘There is a precedent for a modern design to park gates at the nearby Apsley Arch, the Queen Elizabeth Gates (1993) by Giuseppe Lund and the central screen by David Wynne. The theme of the gates is expected to blend in with the garden and its design concept although we are open to your interpretation of this brief.’
Proposals will be evaluated 90 per cent on quality and 10 per cent on cost. Judges include TRP chief executive Andrew Scattergood, Hal Moggridge of Colvin and Moggridge, and Burns + Nice founding director Stephen Nice.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 23 November.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
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