Silvertown flyover design competition shortlist announced
PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 May 2017
The London Festival of Architecture
The London Festival of Architecture has announced six practices that have been shortlisted to design a new creative workspace beneath the Silvertown flyover.
These six projects will be on display from Friday, June 16 to Friday, June 30 in the Siemens Crystal at the Royal Victoria Dock as part of this year’s festival.
While they are being displayed, they will also be taking part in the next stage of the competition. After all the judging is complete, the winner will be announced at some point during June.
The shortlisted practices include Architecture for London, B + C Architects, John McAslan + Partners with Pedder & Scrampton Architects, Langstaff Day with Meanwhile Space, Surman Weston, and you&me architecture.
The winner will be chosen based on the design’s potential to attract and retain creative businesses in the Royal Docks since the area is emerging as a new business district in London.
The competition offers ideas for new uses of the currently vacant site. The hope is that it also allows the architects to practice using innovative and practical responses to the challenges of building under working flyovers.
The competition had 53 entries from the UK and overseas.
Tamsie Thomson, director of the London Festival of Architecture, said that with the competition, the festival has already created positive change in London by producing a series of imaginative ideas to a complex site.
“Our exhibition in June will show the wider public how architects can look at things differently to resolve difficult problems, and I’m delighted that we are enabling creative solutions to address the pressing need for quality workspace for London’s creative sector,” Tamsie said.
This year’s London Festival of Architecture will take place throughout June and will feature events across the capital.
It celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate.
A diverse mix of architecture and design practices, cultural and academic institutions, and artists will take part in the programme.
For more information about the festival and the shortlisted practices, visit londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
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