London Festival of Architecture announces Silvertown Flyover shortlist

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The London Festival of Architecture today announces six shortlisted practices to design new creative workspace and improved connections beneath and around the Silvertown flyover, in the Royal Docks area of Newham, east London.

The design ideas competition has been organised by the London Festival of Architecture with Royal Docks partners, as the Royal Docks prepares to become a focus area during the London Festival of Architecture 2017, which runs across the capital from 1-30 June. The festival programme features an exhibition of the shortlisted projects at the Siemens Crystal from 16-30 June.

The six shortlisted practices are:

Architecture For London


B+C Architectes

John McAslan + Partners with Pedder & Scampton Architects


Langstaff Day with Meanwhile Space


Surman Weston


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The Silvertown flyover is currently a challenging piece of transport infrastructure at the western gateway to the Royal Docks area of east London, and the winning design will be chosen on its potential to attract and retain creative businesses in the Royal Docks as the area emerges as a new business district for London. As well as proposing creative new uses for the currently vacant site, it is hoped that the design competition will also offer innovative and practical responses to the logistical challenges of building under working flyovers in London and elsewhere.

Entries were judged by a panel comprising:

Daniel Bridge (Principal Development Manager, Strategic Projects and Property, GLA)

Robin Cooper (Head of Regeneration, Newham Council)

Chris Dyson (Principal, Chris Dyson Architects)

Amy Frearson (Editor, Dezeen)

Tamsie Thomson (Director, London Festival of Architecture)

Joyce Wilson (Area Director London, Arts Council England)

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