Forgotten Spaces Ideas Competition

Forgotten Spaces is open to all university students and professionals within the arts, design and built environment vocations located in the UK. Now in its third year in London, this design competition asks architects, planners, artists, engineers and landscape designers to nominate an existing over-looked site in the Greater London area and propose an idea for its improvement.

Competition entrants are encouraged to consider outer London Boroughs as well as more central locations. Entrants can put forward their own site, or develop a scheme for one of the 5 provided sites suggested by London Boroughs: Enfield, Croydon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Newham or Wandsworth.

Entrants should consider accessibility, sustainability, inclusivity, cost relative to the site, possible multi-programming and durability. While no funding has been allocated to realise the proposals, the competition hopes to provoke discussion amongst landowners, local authorities and investors about regeneration via a grass roots approach, allowing local artists and designers to come up with solutions for individual sites.

All competitors need to register for the competition by midnight on Wednesday 27th March 2013. The competition will close at 5pm on Thursday 9th May 2011 – all final submissions must be received by RIBA by this time.

More information available at Forgotten Spaces.  Forgotten Spaces is organised by the RIBA. Please send all enquiries via the Forgotten Spaces competition website.


WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is not involved with the organisation of this competition. Please send all enquiries to the organisers via the Forgotten Spaces competition website.

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