London As It Could Be Now: Open Call for Ideas

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of a new open call for multidisciplinary design teams to submit ideas and visions for sites along the Tidal Thames. 

Launched in collaboration with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts, London As It Could Be Now asks for expressions of interest from architect-led teams to take part in a public design workshop in September. The workshop will see the teams presenting their proposals and ideas relating to the Thames to a panel of expert advisors as well as to a general audience.  The ideas presented will subsequently be exhibited from September as part of the 'Future of London' section of the Richard Rogers: Inside Out exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts that runs from 18 July - 13 October 2013.

With proposals for new airports, floating villages and increased connectivity between North and South London it seems an appropriate time to consider how this artery that runs through the capital can be best harnessed to aid the way we will live in the future.  

Design teams are asked to submit portfolios of their past work along with a covering letter that explains why they are interested in this initiative, which site(s) they wish to work with along the Thames and what issue(s) they are keen to address. Shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium to work up their ideas.  For full details of how to express your interest in getting involved please download the open call document.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 15 July 2013 (6pm).

Image: Thames Path, courtesy Gary Knight