The London Festival of Architecture, the V&A and Discover South Kensington have launched a new competition for an innovative series of installations supporting biodiversity and the recovery of London’s arts and sciences district in South Kensington. This initiative is supported by the Commission.
The project aims to create a welcoming environment that is attractive and engaging for visitors, residents, students and people working in South Kensington, many of whom will be returning to the area after long absences. In the run-up to the UK hosting the COP26 Summit in November, the project will showcase regenerative design, importance of biodiversity in the built environment, and will also inform longer-term thinking about further improvements to the area’s public realm and ecology.
Architects, design practitioners, including students and recent graduates, are invited to submit a design proposal that can demonstrate how plants, greenery and biodiversity can be creatively embedded in Exhibition Road’s public realm, reclaiming space for nature amidst the bustle of the capital.
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“We are looking forward to welcoming people back to South Kensington this summer. There’s so many great exhibitions, displays and events across our partner organisations and these installations will bring the arts and science out into the street. This project reflects the values and mission of this cultural district: collaboration across the arts and sciences; contributing to debate on key challenges facing the world and creating a great place to visit, work, study and visit. Sustainability is a priority for all our the organistations in South Kensington and it is great to have so many local partners coming together to contribute to this project.”
Executive Director, Exhibition Road Cultural Group