KINGSTON RIVERSIDE PUBLIC REALM DESIGN COMPETITION
Creative Youth and partners are excited to announce the launch of a new public realm design competition in Kingston upon Thames.
The area covered by the brief provides a unique opportunity for the area of Kingston Riverside to provide a space for animation, activity and joy. It needs to relate and respond to two new initiatives in locations that border the area The Factory of Futures and a space for start ups; The Knowledge Exchange.
What are we looking for
We want to see creative responses that take account of:
• Its position by the Thames and within the Kingston riverside
• Connectivity between the north and south of the Kingston riverside
• Its heritage relating to Kingston Bridge
• The need for a flexible and animated public space.
Who can enter
This competition is open to anybody interested in urban design. You may be an established architectural practice or you might be a start up design studio or a student with great ideas about how our riverside space can be more animated, fun and interesting. We are keen to hear from locally based practices/individuals as well as underrepresented groups.
Ideally you will be able to produce a RIBA stage 1 study for your scheme but the really important thing is the ideas you have for this space.
The limited budget means we aren’t looking for a wholesale renewal of the landscaping. The focus is on practical improvements to power, lighting and landscaping in order to
transform the appearance and use of the area.
Creative public realm/landscaping which re-uses existing materials and introduces greening would be welcomed.
Competition submissions should be no more than 4 x single A3 pages
- Deadline for receipt of Proposals: Friday 21 May 2021, 12 noon
- Evaluation of Proposals: w/c 24 May 2021
- Interviews: w/c 7 June 2021
- Award of contract: w/c 14 June 2021
Please submit your competition bid to:
Andy Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the subject title in your email: RKTC Kingston Riverside Public Realm Competition Bid
If you require any clarifications, please email your query to email@example.com no later than 3pm, Friday 14 May 2021
Final date for competition entries is 12 noon, 21 May 2021