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London Vauxhall – The Missing Link

International Design Ideas Competition
Closing date for Stage 1 submissions: 12 March 2013.

RIBA Competitions are delighted to announce details of an exciting new competition launching in January 2013.

The Vauxhall area of London is at the heart of an area of huge new opportunity and Vauxhall One, the new Business Improvement District (BID) for Vauxhall are seeking design ideas to improve and enhance the public realm in Vauxhall, providing the ‘Missing Link’ between the New US Embassy Quarter and London’s South Bank.

The competition is open to registered architects, landscape architects, urban designers and students of these disciplines worldwide. As with the New York ‘High Line’ competition multi-disciplinary design teams are encouraged.

It is the intention that all entries received for the competition will be exhibited during April 2013 at both the Garden Museum and an outdoor cultural trail through the parks and railway arches of Vauxhall.

Chris Law, Public Realm and Development Director at Vauxhall One said:
“Vauxhall is changing fast and the public realm is critical. We want to create sustainable green links through the district and on to the river Thames. We want to connect the New American Embassy to London’s South Bank with new green and cultural trails, which tell the story of the area’s rich and colourful past in the architectural and landscape language of the Twenty First Century. We’re looking for creative design innovation.”

The competition will launch on 14 January 2013 when the competition website www.ribacompetitions.com/vauxhallthemissinglink will go live. The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 12 March 2013.

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