RIBA is looking for the best ideas to give ignored pieces of land in London a new lease of life

Forgotten Spaces winner 2010
Forgotten Spaces winner 2010

A competition has been launched to find smart new designs for neglected areas of Greater London.

RIBA is hoping to gather innovative plans for plots that have been overlooked in the 33 London boroughs, which may include car parks, derelict buildings or pieces of wasteland.

Forgotten Spaces 2011 is open to students, artists, designers, planners, architects or local groups (led by a professional) living and working in the UK.

Entries should match the needs of the area and do something for the local community. Shortlisted submissions will be displayed at a public exhibition held at Somerset House in the autumn.

First prize is £5,000, second £2,000 and third £1,000. The full Forgotten Spaces 2011 competition brief will be available from the RIBA London website from today.

The closing date for registration is March 30, and the final date for entries is May 12.

This year’s competition follows a successful Forgotten Spaces contest held last year, which attracted more than 140 entries. It is supported by Ordnance Survey and Qatari Diar.

For more information visit the competition’s website.

 

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