The Architecture Foundation curated an exhibition showcasing the three shortlisted designs selected for the inmidtown Habitats competition. The exhibition took place in an empty unit of Renzo Piano's Central Saint Giles development.
The competition, run by The Architecture Foundation on behalf of the business improvement district inmidtown called for submissions that offered distinctive yet functional designs that could help enhance biodiversity in the inmidtown area of Holborn, Bloomsbury and St. Giles.
The exhibition was designed by We Are Laura and ran from 28 March to 17 April 2012. Designs for proposed urban bee-hives, bat/bird boxes, and planters were presented by the three shortlisted design teams: Archmongers and Buchanan Partnership, Jon Akers Coyle with Growth Industry Ltd and 51% Studios.
Displays included 1:1 prototypes and supporting drawings for all three concepts, along with further information on all aspects of the proposed designs. Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged to submit comments on the proposals and vote for their favourite submission. The results of the public vote were reviewed when the jury selected their winning design. The chosen concept will be implemented across the inmidtown area later this year.
For more information on the competition please visit our project page.
Produced in collaboration with inmidtown and Central Saint Giles.