Re-Imagining the Garden City


Sponsor: Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation
Coordinator: RIBA
Type: open, international, ideas, two-stage
Language: English
Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited architecture program
11 December 2018 – Registration deadline
13 December 2018 – Submission deadline
21 January 2019 – Shortlist for stage 2 announced
7 March 2019 – Stage 2 deadline for submissions
It is intended that four teams will be selected to proceed to the second phase of the competition. Each short‐listed team who submits a phase two entry and attends the clarification interview will each receive an honorarium of £6,000 plus VAT, with an additional £6,000 winner’s prize fund.

The honorarium will be paid to the architectural practice leading each design team. Other than the stated honorarium payments, no further expenses will be paid to short‐listed teams.

The winning team will be commissioned by the Foundation to provide an indicative master plan for Site LG1, which will form part of the Development Brief and will be used as part of the marketing and partner recruitment exercise. This will be a paid for commission, separate from the Design Competition.

The winning team will also be invited by the Foundation to meet its appointed development partner and make a submission for the appointment of lead master planner for Site LG1

Design Challenge:
This design ideas competition aims to discover new designs for a modern garden city to meet the needs of the 21st century, whilst recapturing the pioneering spirit that led to the development of the world’s first garden city at Letchworth.

For more information, and to enter: