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London Met Graduate Centre gets underground proposal

Daniel Libeskind’s iconic London Metropolitan Graduate Centre gets an underground bowling alley in the latest RIW-AJ competition entry proposal.

Charles Pigott has proposed a huge subterranean chamber accessed by steps from within the lobby of the centre.

Pigott explains: “Externally a structural sculpture and discrete elevation mark the entrance.

“A turn in the staircase directs the player towards the bowling alley under a lowered orange saw tooth ceiling.  The room is vast, with sloped art walls that carry the staircase to the underground. The linear saw tooth ceiling continues to the rear of the space, through a vertical wall leading to a bar and entertainment area.”

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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