Firepits, climbing tunnels and a giant golden frame: the RIBA has unveiled the shortlisted projects in the London and Sheffield Forgotten Spaces competitions
London judge Julia Barfield said: ‘The range of proposals was particularly impressive and it is clear from the great ideas we saw that people had really had a lot of fun with it. The shortlist is a great provocation for everyone to think about the use of space in their local area. The challenge now is to try and realise at least one’.
Jeremy Titchen of competition sponsor Qatari Diar added: ‘This is the second year we have supported the competition and I have not lost enthusiasm for its potential to get us all thinking differently. The capital is awash with great design talent and we look forward to taking the project forward to the exhibition and launch in autumn.’
The winners of the £8.000 Forgotten Spaces Sheffield prize pot will be unveiled at the the Crucible theatre in Sheffield on 26 September, followed by an announcement of the London competition winners at Somerset House in London on 19 October.
Forgotten Spaces finalists revealed