Better Bankside in partnership with Transport for London and Southwark Council have launched a design competition for the design and construction of a Bankside Boardwalk, which will be trialled in Lavington Street SE1 in early 2017. The call is out for highways engineers, architects, landscape architects, product designers, urban designers and other creative practitioners to respond to the exciting design brief.
The Bankside Boardwalk will be a creative and innovative structure, the design of which will enable pavements and streets in Bankside and elsewhere to be temporarily altered and extended to enable greater footfall and exploration. Initially located on Lavington Street, it will help to test how streets and pavements can be reconfigured to respond to the changing pressures that streets in cities and towns face, including accommodating increases in footfall and the need to navigate safely around building sites, temporary hoardings or roadworks.
The organisers are looking for looking for a multidisciplinary creative team with a strong track record in delivering original, beautiful and functional highway and urban realm projects, coupled with a creative and innovative approach to both urban design and product design.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 9am on 22 August 2016. Full details of the brief can be downloaded here, or by following the link on the left menu.