Landscape architecture firms shortlisted in RIBA's 'Forgotten Spaces' contest

The firm behind the iconic Northala Fields park in west London is among practices shortlisted in a competition to produce ideas for London's forgotten spaces.

Landscape architecture firms shortlisted include Form Associates - the designers of Northala Fields - as well as J&L Gibbons and Craft:Pegg.

RIBA London has announced the shortlist of entries to its Forgotten Spaces competition with Design for London and Qatari Diar. A total of 19 schemes have been chosen from 150 entries.

With a focus on underused and forgotten places across London, the entries range from vacant back alleyways in Haringey, to the banks of the tidal Thames and the green central grass verges on Park Lane.

All of those on the shortlist will now feature in a public exhibition at the National Theatre on 24 May - 4 July with the winners announced at the exhibition launch on 26 May. 1st prize will receive £5,000; 2nd prize £2,000 and 3rd prize will receive £1,000.

Full shortlist of schemes:

Name of scheme

Entered by

A New Productive Landscape

Boyarsky Murphy Architects (led by Nicola Murphy)

Beckton Alp

MUF Architecure (led by Katherine Clark)

Between + Nowhere

James Stopps at Solo Project

Friern Barnet Sewage Works

J&L Gibbons (led by Neil Davidson)

Hanging Gardens of the Circle Line

Chris Hildrey at Jestico + Whiles Architects

Kingsway Hub

JAIA LTD (led by Jai Hyuk Lee)

Millbrook Place

11.04 Architects Ltd (led by Chris Roche)

Millwall Dock Floating Gardens

Form Associates (led by Gabriel Spence)

Nose to Tail

Dan Dodds

Old Kent Paradise

Martin Ebert at Studio Meda

Park Lane

William Haggard at DSDHA


Artillery Architecture and Interior Design (led by Neil Keating)

Reservoir Roofs

Gort Scott (led by Mellis Haward)

Thames Archipelago

Craft Pegg Limited (led by Paula Craft Clegg)

The Performance of Forgotten Space

Kingston University (led by Ryan Butterfield)

The Pool

Scott Brownrigg (led by David Mao)

Visions of Utopia

Cabinet of Curiosity (led by Caroline Collinge)


Featherstone Young (led by Sarah Featherstone)

Walk the line

Honey Architecture LLP (led by Ralph Parker)

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