Design competition targets the Thames

A landscape architect and a guerrilla gardening group are among those shortlisted for a competition looking at new approaches to designing public space along the Thames.

The competition - "London as it could be now: New visions for the Thames" - is organised by the Architecture Foundation in partnership with architects Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Five multi-disciplinary teams have been shortlisted, including Carl Turner Architects working with the guerrilla gardening group Edible Bus Stops, and Studio Octopi architects working with Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects.

Architecture Foundation director Sarah Ichioka said: "We are delighted to have this opportunity to cultivate and present to the public fresh ideas about how London's riverside public spaces can be improved."

The teams will present their proposals to a panel of experts at the Academy on 22 September and then they will be shown at the Academy's Richard Rogers' exhibition.


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