Winning design to be installed as part of next June’s London Festival of Architecture

Six emerging practices have been shortlisted for a pop-up bike parking competition being run by the London Festival of Architecture and Network Rail.

The project brief called for creative ideas for bike storage solutions at mainline stations with entrants asked to design safe and efficient bike parking facilities that can adapt to different locations and the changing seasons.

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A bike rack at  Rickmansworth station in Hertfordshire. The LFA competition is being run in conjunction with Network Rail

Each of the shortlisted teams will be given a £500 honorarium to develop their ideas into an outline proposal over the coming weeks.

The winning team will be handed £12,000, including a £4,000 design fee, to develop the design ahead of it being installed at a London station as part of next June’s London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

Judges include Network Rail’s technical head of buildings and architecture Anthony Dewar, railway historian and TV presenter Tim Dunn, LFA programme director Rosa Rogina and architect Sarah Wigglesworth.

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The shortlisted finalists

BWH Architecture

Iain Jamieson with Zoë Power

Poku-Davies Studio and Starclarity

Studio C+T

Studio Partington Chain Reaction

XQLA et al