A New Landmark for Aldgate


‘London Gate' by DONIS (Netherlands)

‘The Listening Posts' by Foster Lomas Ltd (UK)
‘Aldgate to the World' by Juan Alfonso Galan Arquitecto (UK)
‘Ceci n'est pas une maison' by NORMAL (Canada)
‘Vertical Forest' by Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan)

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The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of an open international competition to design a New Aldgate, a temporary landmark on the eastern edge of the City of London, to stand for the duration of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, to open in January 2012.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Country London
RegDeadline 28 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
28 May 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility The competition is open to architects, artists, designers and engineers, and to students in these disciplines, or to teams involving more than one of these disciplines.

It is planned to erect a temporary landmark on the site of the historic Aldgate, on the eastern edge of the City of London1. The landmark will stand for the duration of the year 2012, coinciding with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The landmark will reinforce the City’s links with the City Fringe and with the regeneration of this area of East London and contribute to the celebration of the Games. Sited on the location of the historic Ald‐Gate, the landmark will be a signal that the City welcomes its neighbours; historically, Aldgate was known as ‘Ale‐Gate’, so called because it was the only gateway in the City walls open to all.

For the purposes of the competition, entrants should work to a maximum budget of approximately £300,000, including construction costs, maintenance, all fees and VAT.
Proposals need not be fully costed, but should be realistic in relation to the budget.

Alderman Michael Bear, Corporation of the City of London
Peter Bishop, Group Director of Design, Development and Environment, LDA
Achim Borchardt Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery
Roger France, Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects
Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture

Wiiner: £3,000 plus fees when project goes ahead
Shortlisted entrants: £1,000

Entry Fee
£30 (£10 for AF members)

‐ 2 x A1 boards
‐ Bound report up to 10 sides A4 (optional)
‐ CD‐ROM containing information on boards and on report.

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

Winner announced: July 2010

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