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  3. London’s Royal Academy of Arts Announces 4 Finalists for Urban Jigsaw Competition

London’s Royal Academy of Arts Announces 4 Finalists for Urban Jigsaw Competition

  • 07:00 - 25 October, 2015
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London’s Royal Academy of Arts Announces 4 Finalists for Urban Jigsaw Competition
London’s Royal Academy of Arts Announces 4 Finalists for Urban Jigsaw Competition, WELL-line by Chetwoods. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts
WELL-line by Chetwoods. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts in London has announced the four shortlisted proposals in their Urban Jigsaw competition, which aims to generate ideas for the renewal of Brownfield sites in London. After appraisal of many high-quality entries, four finalists have been selected to move onto the next stage of the project. See the finalist proposals after the break.

Make Good: Waterloo / alma-nac

Make Good Waterloo by alma-nac. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts
Make Good Waterloo by alma-nac. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts

“The continuing upward trend of rent prices … is forcing certain groups of people out of central London, including young artists and makers. To counter this we are proposing a live-work-teach environment including a central hub and a series of workshops on smaller brownfield sites [in and around Waterloo].”

WELL-line / Chetwoods (Laurie Chetwood) with Brookfield IDI Gazeley (Pat McGillycuddy), Quod (Sue Wilcox), Arup, Savills (Simon Collett)

WELL-line by Chetwoods. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts
WELL-line by Chetwoods. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts

“Transforming London’s longest brownfield site, the underground Postal Railway, into a supply line linking a series of ‘wells’ built on brownfield sites to support and re-connect city-centre manufacturing, logistics and social enterprise.”

Hackney Kitchen / Atelier Kite

Hackney Kitchen by Atelier Kite. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts
Hackney Kitchen by Atelier Kite. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts

“Combining the space of a food market hall with compact affordable rental housing units … Hackney Kitchen is a new imaginary hybrid … it enables affordable living and promotes a sustainable urban food supply chain.”

Future Justice / Maccreanor Lavington and East with Max Fordham, Price and Myers and BAQUS

Future Justice by Maccreanor Lavington. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts
Future Justice by Maccreanor Lavington. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts

“We seek to convert potential land redundancy from outdated public functions into additional capacity directly accessible to the local community. Imminent reform of the justice system offers an opportunity to apply this approach to a sector with inherent potential to support the social infrastructure requirements which need to develop alongside London’s growth.”

On November 16, 2015 and March 1, 2016, each of the teams will have their proposals publicly reviewed at free events. The competition will culminate with a 5 week exhibition opening on April 27, 2016. Find more details about the upcoming event here.

News and project descriptions via Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Cite: Eric Oh. "London’s Royal Academy of Arts Announces 4 Finalists for Urban Jigsaw Competition" 25 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775830/londons-royal-academy-of-arts-announces-4-finalists-for-urban-jigsaw-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884
WELL-line by Chetwoods. Image Courtesy of London Royal Academy of Arts

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