City Parklets Competition
The London Festival of Architecture, in partnership with the City of London Corporation, today announces a design competition for a series of miniature landscaped spaces or ‘Parklets’, to be installed across the Square Mile for the Festival in June
Architects, designers and artists are invited to submit a design proposal for a parklet that will transform a kerbside area into a place to rest, relax and admire the City – a public space fit for a festival. As well as a £6,500 budget for each parklet, the competition offers an outstanding opportunity for exposure to a vast public audience in the City: home to 8,000 residents and a working population of 513,000 people, as well as the 10 million tourists who visit each year.
The deadline for the initial expression of interest stage is midday on Thursday 7 February for consideration by the competition judging panel. Up to six shortlisted participants or practices will then be invited to develop a design concept, and will be awarded an honorarium of £250. The winning projects will be unveiled to the public when the London Festival of Architecture begins on 1 June 2019.
More information about the City Parklets competition and submission requirements are available at www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org