An opportunity for landscape architects and urban designers to address how the public can engage with the River Thames

Southwark Bridge, London. © Leo Villareal Studio

As it explores ‘boundaries’ as its theme for 2019, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has invited landscape architects, architects, designers and artists to explore how the public can engage with the River Thames.

Expressions of interest are open until 1 November. The winning commission will deliver a structure for the Thames Riverside Walkway (North Bank) that will be in situ during the Festival and Illuminated River Project in June 2019.

LFA has identified a number of problems with the Walkway. It seeks creative solutions to the lack of:

  • public seating
  • invitation for the public to linger, enjoy or spend time by the river
  • designed space and structures to support outdoor events
  • inclusion and accessibility

Successful projects will deliver site-specific interventions for one or more of the sites along the North Bank: outside Fishmongers Hall, Angel Lane, Southwark Bridge by Vintners Hall, and the City of London School.

The four sites identified for potential intervention. Left to right: City of London School, Southwark Bridge, Angel Lane and Fishmongers’ Hall

See the call for entries here.

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