3 March 2011
Twelve schemes have been shortlisted in Property Week’s ‘Meanwhile
London’ competition to find exciting and innovative temporary uses
for sites in Canning Town and the Royal Docks.
The competition aims to kickstart the areas’ regeneration in the
run-up to – and during – the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Games. The winning entry will encourage entrepreneurial activities
and create jobs, reflect the green aspirations of the area, involve
the community, and make the areas compelling destinations for
residents and visitors.
Capita Symonds’ ‘London Calling’ entry has been produced in
conjunction with dRMM architects (masterplanning and sustainable
structures); venue manager Industri (of Battersea Power Station
fame); live event expert Fisher Productions; Educational Cultural
Exchange (ECE Global Youth Village); and Montgomery (Festival
Luke Charles developed the iconic logo and Jon Dean Editing
created a video clip to capture the ethos of the proposition, while
Stephen Mackay of Naval Liason has also been involved
is centered around a major new sustainable visitor attraction which
would include a garden festival, expo attractions, a ‘global youth
village’, a BMX track, and extreme and water-sports facilities. It
would host one-off international events and would have a London
Calling arena to showcase young talent, all built using
carbon-neutral sustainable construction methods.
The other entries include a honey farm, a mega-BMX park, a
floating lido, two projects for turning waste into new products and
art objects, a boat-building colony, and a 21st-century ‘pleasure
garden by the creators of ‘Shangri-La’ at the Glastonbury
Meanwhile London is being run jointly with the London Borough of
Newham, the mayor of London and the London Development Agency (LDA)
and its Design for London team.
The winners will be announced at the international property fair
MIPIM in Cannes on 8 March.
All of the entries are available to view at www.propertyweek.com/meanwhilelondon
Images (c) dRMM architects