Architecture Foundation launches playground competition
Design team sought for east London site near Olympic Park
The Architecture Foundation is inviting architects to take part in an open design competition for a new playspace at Three Mills Green in Newham, east London.
The competition is being organised by the Architecture Foundation on behalf of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), the Legacy List charity and land owners the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, who said they want an “innovative and creative” design team to work with.
Shortlisted entries will be judged by a jury including Gustafson Porter director Neil Porter, OPLC head of design Eleanor Fawcett and Legacy List chief executive Sarah Weir.
Sarah Weir said: “The Legacy List is excited that its first project will be to deliver a high quality and inspirational playground for Three Mills Green.
“It is exactly these connections between culture and community that will make the difference in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and truly make a space into a place that complements and reflects the desires of the existing community.”
Three Mills Green sits just south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and has recently been renovated by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Design for London.
Interested teams can download a prequalification questionnaire from www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/design-competition-three-mills-playspace.
The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest and associated prequalification documentation is Monday, 15 August. Short-listed practices will be contacted by 18 August and invited to submit proposals by 19 September.
It is hoped construction of the proposals will start on site in March 2012.