A design exhibition is set to showcase shortlisted entries to RIBA and the Landscape Institute??s design competition to create a striking new identity for the area in and around Vauxhall.
The current area is a stretch of land dubbed the ??Missing Link?? between the new US Embassy and London??s South Bank. It will bring together concepts and visualisations from professional architects, landscape designers and students worldwide and be held at the Garden Museum in Lambeth, 8th ?? 19th April.
Entrants were required to take inspiration from the ??everyday experiences that our city provides to people passing though??, creating clear and dynamic visual messaging to visitors, employees and residents of the area and better reconnecting the area to create a more vibrant perception of Vauxhall. Entries were received from 21 countries including the UK, China, the USA, Australia, Guatemala, the Philippines, Mexico, Serbia, Italy, Spain, and Brazil. Designs will be judged on a number of criteria including opportunities for green intervention, inventiveness, viability and complimenting of existing developments to ensure a joined up and considered public realm for the entire area.
Vauxhall is at the heart of Nine Elms on the South Bank, the £15 billion opportunity area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge, which includes Vauxhall town centre, the new US Embassy and Battersea Power Station. The winner of the competition will add their name to an impressive list of many of the world??s finest architects who are already involved with this significant regeneration area.
Entries will be exhibited at the Garden Museum and on an Outdoor Trail through the Rail Arches and Parks of Vauxhall from 8th-19th April 2013.
The museum is located on Lambeth Palace Road.
The competition will be judged during the week of 15th April with the winner announced the following week.