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Going Underground contest: deadline extended

The deadline for the Going Underground RIW and AJ competition has been extended to Friday 15 May

The latest entries range from a proposal by student Tom Bestwick for a spa complex beneath Somerset House, to a ‘food and power’ sustainability scheme underneath Battersea Power Station by One-World Design director Chris Medland.

Other entries include an underground masterplan for the Victoria Embankment Gardens in Westminster by London Metropolitan student Ava Josie Richardson.

Meanwhile a self-sufficient residential scheme beneath Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre in 2026 has been proposed by Sam Holden, Part 1 architect at Leeds practice West & Machell. 

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 15 May 2015.

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