The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has invited landscape architects, architects, designers and artists to create project ideas for its ‘River View’ competition, focusing on how the public can engage with the River Thames.
The winning commission will deliver a structure for the Thames Riverside Walkway (North Bank) that will be used during the ‘Festival and Illuminated River Project’ in June 2019.
LFA has identified a number of problems with the walkway, and is seeking creative solutions to the lack of:
- Public seating.
- Invitation for the public to linger, enjoy or spend time by the river.
- Designed space and structures to support outdoor events.
- Inclusion and accessibility.
A statement by the group read: “Successful projects will deliver site-specific interventions for one or more of the sites along the North Bank: outside Fishmongers Hall, Angel Lane, Southwark Bridge by Vintners Hall, and the City of London School.”