Actualité 12.06.2008

Urban Design Competition for King's Cross, London

20080612-king-a.jpg“The international competition seeks the design of a new urban square at King’s Cross, London, and is open to architects, landscape architects and urban designers from around the world.

King’s Cross Square is destined to become one of the great public places in London. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Grade I listed façade of the King’s Cross railway station, it will be used daily by thousands of commuters, visitors and residents – a unique addition to the capital’s palette of memorable street scenes.

To create this new public plaza, an international two-stage design competition has been launched. The search for a world-class exemplar design is jointly sponsored by Network Rail and the London Borough of Camden – recognizing not only the Square’s role as a major travel hub but also as a catalyst for wider urban regeneration.

An amount of 6,000 British pounds will be awarded to each of six finalists. The deadline for registration is July 31, 2008, and the deadline for submissions is August 1, 2008. There is no fee to enter.”

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(Source: Canadian Architect Newsletter of June 11 2008)