Olympic Park Legacy Company Competition

Sponsor: Olympic Park Legacy Company, Malcolm Reading Consultants
Type: expressions of interest, international, two stage
Location: London
Language: English
Fee: None
Eligibility: Open to multi-disciplinary teams which should include, but are not limited to, landscape architects, architects, engineers, and quantity surveyors. Teams should propose a lead consultant. A creative and artistic exploration of the project is strongly encouraged and teams should outline their approach to working with an artist.
31 August 2011 – Expressions of interest deadline
September 2011 – Shortlist announced
October 2011 – Tender submission deadline
November 2011 – Winner announced
Spring 2013 – Anticipated project completion
Shortlisted teams (5-7) – £3,000 each
Winner receives the commission
Budget: £7,000,000 – £12,000,000
Jury: To be announced
Design Challenge:
Architects, landscape architects, engineers and designers are challenged to create London’s newest public space, shaping the future of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The competition is divided into two components, addressing separate sites: Design Competition North and Design Competition South. Both competitions share identical timetables, guidelines and awards.
The center-piece will be major public space that will welcome crowds to the south park. Sitting between the Aquatics Centre, the Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the 2012 Gardens, this urban landscape will have a South Bank feel with plans for a visitor centre,outdoor events, water features and imaginative play facilities including a skate park.
The second area will be set within the stunning green river valley created for the 2012 Games. This new hub for the north park has the potential to include one of London’s best playgrounds and a visitor centre with a café and seating terrace, along with large indoor space for local schools and community groups.