RIBA and Better Bankside invite teams of landscape architects and designers to create a green future for London’s Low Line

The Low Line, London’s emerging world-class walkway through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey is the subject of an international design competition, launched by Better Bankside and the Low Line Steering Group, with support from the Lund Trust.

Managed by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the competition invites multi-disciplinary teams of architects, landscape architects, ecologists, engineers, artists and other professions to develop a green and creative vision and strategy to underpin the future development of the Low Line.

The Low Line is a path through some of London’s oldest neighbourhoods, offering a new perspective on an immensely well-known but ever-evolving part of town.

Following the historic rail viaducts just south of the River Thames, the corridor of the Low Line reveals hidden walkways and enclosed courtyards, connecting such great landmarks as the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge Station and beyond.

The aim of the competition is to develop a unifying vision and strategy to inform the delivery of greening and biodiversity enhancements along and adjacent to the Low Line, that can help support social, environmental and economic well-being, and can be implemented organically over time as the Low Line route evolves.

LI President Adam White will join the judging panel. Five concept designs will be shortlisted for further development. Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 and the winning team will be invited to develop the vision in greater detail.

The closing date for initial stage entries is 2nd September 2019. For full details of the competition and how to enter please visit: www.ribacompetitions.com/low_line

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