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Designers compete to reshape Vauxhall

A RIBA design competition calling for innovative plans to improve Vauxhall’s public realm has attracted a staggering 100 entries from 21 countries across the globe.

Vauxhall railway arches

Published on
April 3, 2013

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A RIBA design competition calling for innovative plans to improve Vauxhall’s public realm has attracted a staggering 100 entries from 21 countries across the globe.

The contest is hosted by Vauxhall One , the Business Improvement District for Vauxhall, and was launched  on January 14 in partnership with the Landscape Institute, Garden Museum and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

An exhibition showcasing the entries will be held from April 8 to April 19 at the Garden Museum and on an ‘outdoor trail’ through Vauxhall’s parks and railway arches.

To celebrate the great architecture and design proposed throughout the area, the competition is being facilitated by RIBA.

Chris Law, Public Realm and Development Director at Vauxhall One, said:

“The number and quality of the competition entries is really exceptional. There are some marvellous ideas for the public realm in Vauxhall.

“The green links and sustainable transport ideas for cycling and walking are outstanding and we really look forward to the exhibition from April 8th to 19th at the Garden Museum, and through the parks and rail arches of Vauxhall.”

The project follows on from Vauxhall One’s successful rail arch regeneration project, which has seen local developers revive uninspiring spaces beneath Vauxhall’s railway viaduct.

The ultimate aim of the business group’s public realm strategy is to develop a striking network of vibrant green spaces which set Vauxhall apart from other areas and create great routes for cycling and walking.

To read the full design brief visit RIBA’s website or contact Vauxhall One for more information.

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