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?

Forgotten Spaces is an ideas competition that asks entrants to seek out redundant and neglected spaces across Preston in the North West and Greater London and invites innovative design proposals for the re-use and adaptation of sites in these cities.  

A 'forgotten space' could be small or large, an empty unit, a scrubland, a derelict building or underpass or flyover. The proposal could be simple or complex, commercial or public, a piece of public art or a new building, the main requirement is that it responds to the local area and serves a function for the community. Designers are encouraged to engage and work with local groups and residents where possible.

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


Full competition briefs, contact details and further information are available on the competition pages for each city.

Enter the London Competition HERE              Enter the Preston competition HERE