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Going Underground comp inspires two skate-park entries

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Queen Elizabeth Hall and Smithfield Market are the inspiration for two subterranean skate-parks

Architectural assistant Kieran Thomas Wardle inverts Sir Hubert Bennett’s brutalist Southbank architecture in ‘Underground Undercroft’ – creating a “permanent home for London’s skater culture”.

Meichi Chiew, Part Two Architectural Student at Leeds Beckett University, proposes converting an existing car park under Smithfield Market into a skate park.

The RIW and AJ ‘Going Underground’ competition is inviting imaginative designs for new subterranean concepts beneath a UK landmark. The deadline is Friday 15 May.

How to enter:

· Choose a UK landmark and propose an underground structure beneath it

· Submit your proposal on the ‘RIW Going Underground Drawing Sheet’ PDF

· Your proposal can be hand drawn, rendered or drawn in CAD. Drawings of any size will be accepted, but A2 or A3 is the preferred size

· See the attached ‘Rules and conditions of entry’ PDF for more info

· Send your proposal to goingunderground@cibcomms.co.uk

· Please share your idea on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #goingunderground

Make founder Ken Shuttleworth will be one of the judges, which will see the winning entry receive £1,000 of holiday vouchers and the best designs feature in the AJ.

The closing date for entries is 15 May 2015.

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