London based Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons won the international competition to redesign the public realm in the Vauxhall area of Nine Elms on the South Bank.
The winning design demonstrated understanding of the site, history and context, offered exceptional design flair and innovation, and exhibited excellent understanding of Green Infrastructure. In addition the design was quirky and fun. The design entitled The Promenade of Curiosities, focuses on the creation of a Vauxhall Walkway and improvement to the Vauxhall Gardens and Railway Arches.
Chris Law, Public Realm and Development Director for Vauxhall One, commented:
"We were absolutely delighted with all the entries. It shows what level of design interest there is in Vauxhall. But the Erect/ J&L Gibbons entry was really special. It has so many quirky and innovative features. We really want to make a difference by regenerating Vauxhall through green and sustainable measures and their entry was outstanding."
The completed project has played a huge role in the transformation of Vauxhall's public realm, bringing innovative and sustainable green solutions to our parks, pavements and roads.
Chris Law RIBA, Public Realm Director at the Vauxhall One Business Improvemnet District said:
"RIBA Competitions were excellent to work with and their international reach created real excitement in the project. I would not hesitate to recommend them. The RIBA competition resulted in a real commission which is influencing how London looks at its Urban Public Realm."
- Landscape Institute Awards 2015 - Adding Value in the Public Realm