Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Culture and Education Quarter Design Competition

London Legacy Development Corporation’s regeneration of east London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of the most ambitious urban renewal programmes in Europe. It forms the legacy of the hugely-admired London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Mayor of London’s ‘Olympicopolis’ plan envisages, within this regeneration, a new Culture and Education Quarter which creates a unique arts-education-science-technology nexus in the capital.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project (EoI), Open, Two-Stage
Genre Architecture
Country London, UK
Registration Deadline 17 October 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 17 October 2014
Eligibility All

Description
London Legacy Development Corporation’s regeneration of east London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of the most ambitious urban renewal programmes in Europe. It forms the legacy of the hugely-admired London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Mayor of London’s ‘Olympicopolis’ plan envisages, within this regeneration, a new Culture and Education Quarter which creates a unique arts-education-science-technology nexus in the capital.

The V&A, Sadler’s Wells, University of the Arts London and a fourth partner will bring their international reputations and diverse expertise to this Culture and Education Quarter – the subject of this competition. The Quarter will provide these institutions with the physical space and the impetus to explore novel and experimental work. It also promises to become a leading residential district within London, benefiting from the ambience of a creative and prestigious destination.

The site for this new cultural entity on Stratford Waterfront is spectacular. Positioned at the gateway to the Park, it is surrounded by landmarks: the dramatic ArcelorMittal Orbit, the multi-award winning London Aquatics Centre, the South Park Plaza and the Stadium.

The design and civic qualities of the Quarter will shape both local and international perceptions of the Park and capture the transforming identity of east London.

This competition seeks a multi-disciplinary design team of the highest quality, which can realise the project’s objectives and relate to the client and the partner ensemble.

Jury
Paul Finch, OBE, Jury Chair, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
Dr. Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture
Neale Coleman, CBE, Deputy Chair, London Legacy Development Corporation
Amanda Burden, FAICP, Principal at Bloomberg Associates
David Edmonds, Chairman of the Governing Board of Kingston University, Board Member of the London Legacy Development Corporation
Louisa Hutton, Royal Academician, Founder of Sauerbruch Hutton
Martin Roth, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum
Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Associate Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design
Alistair Spalding, CBE, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Moira Gemmill, Director of Design, Exhibitions & FuturePlan, Victoria & Albert Museum
Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London
Malcolm Reading, Adviser to Jury, Architect and Competition Adviser, Malcolm Reading Consultants

Prize
Following the first stage, five teams will be shortlisted for the second stage.

Entry Fee
None

Organizer
Malcolm Reading Consultants Limited

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