Open competition to create ‘Olympicopolis’

Competition launches for cultural quarter at Olympic Park

An international open design competition has launched  to find the team to bring to life Boris Johnson’s vision for ‘Olympicopolis’ the new educational and cultural quarter on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

A new destination on Stratford waterfront at the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will bring together organisations to showcase art, dance, history, craft, science, technology and cutting-edge design. The Victoria and Albert Museum, Sadler’s Wells and University of the Arts London are already planning to be part of this new development.

University College London is also a key partner in the wider ‘Olympicopolis’ scheme, and will be building a major new campus adjacent to the Stratford Waterfront site, allowing for unparalleled collaboration in education, training and research.

The London mayor is looking for an exceptional team of architects, master planners, place makers, engineers and landscape designers to help create this ambitious new waterfront destination.

The open, two-stage design competition will start in September and is being managed by independent competition specialist, Malcolm Reading Consultants. Paul Finch, programme director of World Architecture Festival and former chair of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, will be the jury chairman. Further details of the high-profile jury will be announced in September.

Interested architects, masterplanners, placemakers, engineers and landscape designers are invited to visit the competition website to sign up and receive an e-flyer when the competition opens.


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