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Revealed: all concept designs by finalists in scouting museum contest

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The AJ has unearthed the designs by all the finalists in the competition to design a new museum and visitor centre at the Scout Association’s headquarters at Gilwell Park in Chingford, east London

Earlier this month Tate Harmer was unveiled as the winner of the contest with its concept for a colourful ‘big tent’ design. Now the AJ can reveal the schemes by runners-up Scott Brownrigg, White Design and Glenn Howells Architects.

The rival designs for the activity, conference and event centre include one featuring a ramped roof and a colonnaded timber ‘doughnut’.

Tate Harmer’s winning design features a 15m-high timber clock and bell tower centrepiece ‘festooned with scout neckerchiefs to symbolically represent the various troops on the site and all those across the world’.

These – actually coated polyester panels – form a canopy over the site’s central gathering space, Camp Square.

It is hoped the new 1,600m² facility at the Scout Adventure Centre will complete by the end of 2019 – 100 years from when the first scout leaders were trained at the park in Waltham Forest. 

The scheme is dependent on the Scout Association winning Heritage Lottery Funding for the project. 

WINNER: designs for the new scouting museum at Gilwell Park, Chingford by Tate Harmer

WINNER: designs for the new scouting museum at Gilwell Park, Chingford by Tate Harmer

WINNER: designs for the new scouting museum at Gilwell Park, Chingford by Tate Harmer

Project team

Project Architect Tate Harmer
Structural and civil engineer Atelier One
Services consultant Atelier Ten
Landscape architect Adams Habermehl
Quantity surveyor Robinson Low Francis
Project manager Robinson Low Francis
CDM principal pesigner Robinson Low Francis

04 designs for the new scouting museum by tate harmer

04 designs for the new scouting museum by tate harmer

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