Bankside BikeShed Competition


The Architecture Foundation, on behalf of Better Bankside, is delighted to announce Studio Meda as the winner of the Bankside Bikeshed design competition.

Studio Meda's design integrates a roof structure providing shelter from the rain with the locking facilities required for the secure storage of bicycles. The result is a clean, robust, elegant and sustainable solution that would be instantly recognisable, and hold its own outside any of Bankside's many statement buildings.

Studio Meda's design will be built as a prototype later this year.

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The aim of this competition is to generate creative, practical and affordable designs for a modular, portable and secure cycle parking solution to serve the Bankside area of London, whilst also raising the national and international profile of Better Bankside Business Improvement District (‘the client’) as an exemplar, sustainable place for businesses of all sizes to thrive.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Country London, UK
RegDeadline 16 February 2011 GoogleCal iCal
18 February 2011 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Jonathan Bell, Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine.
Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation (Chair).
Deborah Saunt, Director, DSDHA.
Giles Semper, Deputy CEO, Better Bankside.
Ashok Sinha, Chief Executive, London Cycling Campaign.
Sarah Walton, Assistant Director, Cross River Partnership.

Shortlisted entrants will receive £500 each, and their entries will be exhibited publically and on line.
The winner will receive £1,000 and have their work built as a prototype.

Entry Fee
£30 (free for AF members)

- 2 x A1 boards
- Bound report up to 10 sides A4 paper

Submission Address
The Architecture Foundation
Ground Floor East
136-148 Tooley Street
United Kingdom

Winner announced: March 2011

The Architecture Foundation, on behalf of Better Bankside

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