Stratford Kiosks: Winner Announced

In October 2010, The Architecture Foundation announced the winner of a competition to design a group of flexible, free standing kiosks, to be situated in Meridian Square, Stratford, London. The kiosks will serve as key venues for information, orientation and services for use before, during and after the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will play a crucial role in Studio Egret West's ongoing re-development of the area.

Overwhelmed with entries from practices across the UK and internationally, the competition's jury faced the difficult task of selecting a shortlist, exhibited in Stratford during the London Design Festival, to finally arriving at a winner, studio octopi, with runners up 42 Architects in second place and Moxon Architects taking third place.

Young practice studio octopi's outstanding and sensitive design which responds to the location by defining a new route through the square, uses materials and forms that will endure it's heavy usage during the 2012 games, whilst allowing flexibility of use, ensuring longevity for years beyond.

The winning design is due for completion in Spring 2011.

The competition jury were: Christophe Egret, Studio Egret West; Eleanor Fawcett and Esther Everett, Design for London; Sarah Ichioka, The Architecture Foundation; Philip Singleton, LB Newham; David Sterry, Transport for London and Sarah Wigglesworth.

For further information about the competition and exhibition click here.

Image: Render, courtesy studio octopi