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Vauxhall Missing Link Shortlist announced


17 April 2013

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

100 Entries from 21 countries all over the world were received for the RIBA Vauxhall The Missing Link Design Competition.

Architects and Landscape Designers worldwide were asked to put their ‘High Line – High Level Thinking Caps on!’ to design the Public Realm and they did not disappoint.

The Judging Panel, which included Doreen Lawrence of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, met to select the shortlist which was presented at a press briefing hosted by Angela Brady, RIBA President and Dan Pearson, the Award winning landscape designer.

The shortlisted teams in the professional category are: 

erect architecture with J&L Gibbons, London

Cedric Chausse & Charlotte Portier, London

Blank Architects, Moscow

Highly Commended were: 

Irene Iacolino, Diego Astuto, Daniela Landi & Luigi Rapicavoli, London

Arkilab APS, Denmark

Igor Marko and Francis Moss, Marko & Placemakers, London

The winner of the student category is: 

Frances Kellerman, Jeffrey Ziemann, Taylor Massey & Lauren Richter, University of Texas – Austin

who commented: ‘We are extremely honoured and excited to have been selected”.

Highly Commended in the student category were:

Amy Collinson, Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield

Charleen Chae, Drew Finke & Julie Huynh, University of Texas – Austin

Anders Petersen, Aglaia Tsigka, Aniekan Usoro, Yuan Hou, Bin Xia and Chien Ling Cheong, CURe at the School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth

Chris Law, Public Realm and Development Director for the Vauxhall BID commented:   “Vauxhall One and RIBA are absolutely delighted with the submissions. To have so many from all over the world is testament to the interest in Vauxhall and Nine Elms on the South Bank. We hope we can do them justice and make Vauxhall a World Class destination with a great public realm.”

The shortlisted designs are on exhibition at the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB  and on an Outdoor Trail through the Rail Arches and Parks of Vauxhall until 19th April 2013, 10am – 5pm. 

The shortlisted will now be invited to meet with the client and discuss their design proposal in more detail and a winner will be selected at the end of May 2013.

An online gallery of all entries can be viewed at http://www.ribacompetitions.com/vauxhallthemissinglink/gallery.html 


Press images of the student winner and shortlisted can be provided on request.

Notes to editors

Please ensure RIBA Competitions and Vauxhall One are credited when mentioning the above competition. RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run design and architectural competitions. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions



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