London Vauxhall – The Missing Link: Ideas Competition

Sponsor: RIBA, Vauxhall One

Type: Open, 2 stage, international, ideas

Location: London

Language: English

Eligibility:open (internationally) to registered architects, landscape designers and architects, urban designers and students of these disciplines. Multi-disciplinary design teams are encouraged. Architects should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, or a recognised overseas regulatory authority


Professionals – £50.00 + VAT

Students – £10.00 + VAT for design students.


It is the intention to shortlist 3 schemes for the second stage and each shortlisted entrant will receive an honorarium of £2,000 + VAT. There will also be a prize for the best student entry of £500.


15 February 2013 – Questions deadline
22 February – Response to questions
7 March – Registration deadline
12 March – Stage One Submissions deadline
22 April – Shortlist for Stage 2 announced
20 May – Final interviews/presentations
31 May – Stage 2 winner announced


-Chris Law, RIBA Adviser, Public Realm and Development Director, Vauxhall One
-Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum
-Stephen Crisp, Head Gardener to US Ambassador
-Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute
-Richard Tice, Chairman of Vauxhall One
-Angela Brady, President of the RIBA
-Doreen Lawrence, Founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
-Aseem Sheikh, Architect & Chairman of Vauxhall Change
-Joanne Wallis, RIBA Competitions Consultant (observer)

Design Challenge:

The Vauxhall area of London is at the heart of an area of huge new opportunity and Vauxhall One, the new Business Improvement District (BID) for Vauxhall are seeking design ideas to improve and enhance the public realm in Vauxhall, providing the ‘Missing Link’ between the New US Embassy Quarter and London’s South Bank.

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