M-Arch is excited to announce that the latest contest will concern requalification of the old Shoreditch Overground station.
The competition aims at integrating the new upcoming and fashionable Shoreditch and the old and multicultural soul of Brick Lane.
This London neighbour is famously unique for its different cultures that made it one of the most eclectic and vibrant places in the world.
By designing a leisure building in the Shoreditch and Brick Lane areas the designers will inevitably find a solution to connect them to the other cultural landmark already in the surrounding area.
Applicants are warmly invited to find new and creative responses to the social gap affecting the new London.
The function of this project is providing collective space for self-growth of the local community.
By looking at surrounding areas and the city necessities it will be fundamental to understand which type of function will have the final space. It could be any type of commercial and flexible space from a small set of units for single merchants to a big open space for workshops.
M-Arch does not set any restriction on the solution of this competition in order to let designers think out of the box. However, the solution must be feasible and might be reused in other areas of the city.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling € 2500 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: € 1,750
2nd PRIZE: € 450
3rd PRIZE: € 300
There will also be 10 honorable mentions
All the awarded proposals will be published on architectural magazines and websites + will be hosted in the next international exhibition in London.
All the finalist proposals will be published on www.m-arch.co.uk
23/02/2015 “early bird” registration – start
15/03/2015 “early bird” registration – end 16/03/2015 “standard” registration – start
05/04/2015 “standard” registration – end 06/04/2015 “late” registration – start
04/05/2015 “late” registration – end
11/05/2015 (h 12:00 GMT, midday) material submission deadline