Design competition launched for temporary structure outside the Museum of London
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Design competition launched for temporary structure outside the Museum of London

08 Jan 2014

The Architecture Foundation in the UK has launched a design competition to create a temporary structure outside the Museum of London's main entrance.

Museum of London

The Architecture Foundation in the UK has launched a design competition to create a temporary structure outside the Museum of London’s main entrance.

The project will allow the public to offer their thoughts on future expansion plans for the museum and the cultural landscape of the surrounding area.

Interested practices, designers or teams are required to send a portfolio of their work by 10 February 2014, and a shortlist of three design teams will then be selected to produce detailed design ideas.

The structure will attract visitors to the museum and make use of its exterior forecourt spaces.

The structure will be unveiled during the opening weekend of the London Festival of Architecture in June 2014, and remain open until September of this year.

The Architecture Foundation director Sarah Ichioka said: "We are delighted to be partnering with the Museum of London to commission a playful temporary structure to host discussions and gather feedback about the future visions for this important museum."

Museum of London creative partnerships manager Emilie Rolland said: "As the museum considers its own plans to transform, to invigorate its outside space and enhance its visibility, we hope this commission provides a bold installation that acts as a talking point for our visitors, around our future plans."

The three shortlisted design teams will receive a £700 honorarium to create design proposals and the winning team will receive a fee of £4,000 with a £15,000 production budget and £2,000 for de-installing.


Image: Museum of London Exterior. Photo: courtesy of The Museum of London.