Landscape architects, architects, designers and artists are being invited to enter a free competition to design a new and permanent playspace to be located next to London’s Olympic Park

Olympic Park design competition announced

The competition, which is being organised by the Architecture Foundation, is free to enter, and will provide the opportunity to design a landscape feature in a prestigious location. The site is at Three Mills Green, which is located immediately south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

The competition is being organised on behalf of a collaborative partnership including the Lee Valley Park Authority, the Olympic Park Legacy Company, and The Legacy List.

A two-stage entry system is in place whereby people from all disciplines must first respond to a prequalification questionnaire before the deadline on 15 August on The Architecture Foundation’s website.

Andrew Altman, chief executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: “We want there to be thriving communities both inside and outside the Park and collaborative projects like Three Mills Green are an example of how organisations can work together to achieve it.”

The shortlist’s submissions will be judged by a high-profile jury including: Neil Porter, Director, Gustafson Porter; Sarah Weir, Chief Executive, The Legacy List; Eleanor Fawcett, Head of Design, OPLC; Tim Gill, Play Expert, Writer/Researcher, Rethinking Childhood; and Ron Arad, Director, Ron Arad Associates.


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