The Architecture Foundation has launched a Newham Council-backed international design competition for a series of permanent Olympics information kiosks at Meridian Square in Stratford, east London
The brief is for designs that are ‘innovative yet realisable.’ A shortlist will be announced in June with each team receiving £1,500 to develop projects to RIBA stage D.
The deadline for entries is 3 September.
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Download the brief and appendix documents here.
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The Architecture Foundation, on behalf of the London Borough of Newham and Design for London, is pleased to announce the launch of an open international competition to design a permanent group of kiosks in Meridian Square, Stratford, London, for use before, during and after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated at the front of Stratford Regional Station and hosting a variety of uses, the kiosks will serve as key venues for information, orientation and services within the rapidly changing town centre.
Sponsored by Design for London, the competition is being organised by The Architecture Foundation, on behalf of client the London Borough of Newham.
Since 2009 the local authority, the London Borough of Newham (LBN) has embarked on an ambitious programme of public realm works throughout the centre of Stratford with the aim of improving the quality of the town centre for those that live, work, and shop in the area, whilst also preparing to welcome the millions of visitors who will come to the area during 2012. Studio Egret West, working for LBN, has developed a master plan for the area with new public realm designs, consolidated traffic, de-cluttered spaces and major architectural interventions.
The design competition is open, but not limited to: architects, designers, artists, product designers, and related disciplines. The Architecture Foundation encourages design teams to suggest flexible and innovative yet realisable designs for this permanent structure.
The competition will be open to entries from 13 July until 3 September 2010 via the AF website.
Entries will be judged anonymously by a panel including Sarah Wigglesworth, Director, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects; Philip Singleton, Divisional Director of Major Sites, LB Newham; Eleanor Fawcett, Head of Design for Legacy and Lower Lea Valley, Design for London; Christophe Egret, Partner, Studio Egret West; David Sterry, Premises Development Manager, Bus Infrastructure, Transport for London and Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation.
A shortlist of design teams will be announced in June, and awarded £1,500 each to develop their designs to RIBA stage D. A selection of entries will be on public display at Stratford Old Town Hall during the London Design Festival 2010(18-26 September), where the public will be invited to comment on the designs. The winning team appointed to supervise the project through to RIBA stage L will be announced in October 2010.