New international design competition invites architects, landscape architects & other designers to create a green future for the low line through bankside, London Bridge & Bermondsey.
 
The Low Line is London’s emerging world-class walkway and destination which traces the path of the Victorian railway viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey. The competition is launched byBetter Bankside and the Low Line Steering Group (of which Team London Bridge is part), working with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  The competition is supported by Lund Trust, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
 
Managed by RIBA Competitions, the competition invites multi-disciplinary teams of architects, landscape architects, ecologists, engineers, artists and other professions to develop a green and creative vision and strategy to underpin the future development of the Low Line.   
 
The aim of the Low Line competition is to develop a unifying vision and strategy to inform the delivery of greening and biodiversity enhancements along and adjacent to the Low Line, that can help support social, environmental and economic well-being, and can be implemented organically over time as the Low Line route evolves.
 
The initial phase of the competition invites teams of architects, landscape architects, designers, ecologists and other design-related disciplines to submit designs anonymously, in digital format only.  Five concept designs will then be shortlisted for further development. Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 + VAT. The winning team will be invited to develop the vision in greater detail. The closing date for initial stage entries is 2nd September 2019.
 
For full details of the competition and how to enter please visit www.ribacompetitions.com/low_line
 
The evaluation panel includes Lisbet Rausing, Founder of Lund Trust, Graham Morrison, Partner at Allies and Morrison as the RIBA Adviser, and Adam White, President of the Landscape Institute.