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Palace of Westminster gets underground theme park entry

On poll day, the Palace of Westminster gets a ‘Fun Palace’ theme park in the latest Going Underground competition entry

“The Fun Palace of Westminster acts as an extension to both the political and tourist programmes of the Houses of Parliament, creating a direct dialogue between politicians and the public,” says Edward Crooks of his proposal.

“Drawing on the mass appeal of the Palace, a theme park beneath the building acts as a social barometer for the political programme above.”

Visitor attractions of the project include ‘The Opinion Pollercoaster’ and ‘The Media Circus’.

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

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 8 May 2015.

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