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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.