RIBA London has teamed up with the Mayor of London, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Landscape Institute, as well as Partners Ordnance Survey and developer Qatari Diar, to launch a new Forgotten Spaces ideas competition for 2013.
Based on the highly successful concept developed by RIBA London in 2010 and 2011, the competition seeks out redundant spaces across Greater London and invites innovative design proposals for re-use and regeneration. The 2013 competition will give entrants the opportunity to select their own forgotten space, or consider five specific sites put forward by London Borough planning departments that have been earmarked for redevelopment.
The competition asks: How would you bring the area under a flyover to life? How could a disused car park be made beautiful? What potential lies in neglected parks, spaces under railways or on our rooftops?
Open to RIBA, RTPI and Landscape Institute members, as well as students, artists, members of the public and community groups across the UK, the competition creates a broad platform for discussion across all age groups and disciplines.
1st prize = £5,000, 2nd prize = £2,000, 3rd prize = £1,000
See the full competition brief and instructions of how to enter:
Due to popular demand registration has been EXTENDED TO 25 April:
The competition incurs a one-off £25 registration fee per scheme. You will need to register and pay the fee via paypal in order to receive the competition submission templates. Please note: Your registration is not valid unless you pay the registration fee and you will need your validated registration confirmation code in order to upload your final submission.
Register for London here
11 April - NEW - Hammersmith and Fulham Forgotten Spaces exploration workshop
25 April - Register by midnight (deadline extended from 27th March)
9 May - Submit proposals via online upload by 5pm
27 June - Shortlist announced
October - Exhibition and winners announced
Forgotten Spaces exploration workshops:
RIBA London is running two workshops for local residents and design professionals to explore the selected sites in Hammersmith and Fulham and Enfield, giving attendees a chance to share thoughts and proposals for place making in context to the Forgotten Spaces competition brief. Attendees will be taken on a guided tour and will work in small groups to document the site and local area using sketchbooks and digital cameras. Attendees must bring their own drawing equipment and cameras or camera phones.
These free events will take place at:
Hammersmith Town Hall Thursday 11 April 2.30pm - 5pm.
Enfield, Ikea, Tuesday 23 April 2.30pm 5pm.
Prior booking is essential and spaces are limited so email email@example.com to secure your place. Details will be sent to registered delegates.
London Borough sites:
A selection of sites for consideration have been suggested by the following London boroughs:
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 307 3624
RIBA London partners: