‘Waste Not, Want Not’: London Festival of Architecture launches third edition of Showroom Showcase competition


Following the success of previous years, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is delighted to launch the third edition of Showroom Showcase competition, which will see a series of innovative window installations by emerging architects and designers displayed in some of London’s leading design showrooms. International showrooms Gaggenau and VitrA will be taking part in the 2023 edition of Showroom Showcase, with more showrooms will be announced soon.

The competition is open to emerging architects and designers, inviting them to create unique architectural installations which will be on display in the windows of London’s showrooms throughout LFA 2023 in June. This is a unique opportunity for emerging practitioners to gain a commission from an established brand and showcase their creativity and ability to produce architectural interventions, using low-cost materials.

While in the past Showroom Showcase installations have been created using paper, this year designers are invited to submit under the title of ‘Waste Not, Want Not’, and include any material that is produced as a by-product of the showroom’s manufacturing process or day-to-day activity. A key consideration of the LFA 2023 theme ‘In Common’ is exploring the finite amount of natural resources we have left, which need to be nurtured and sustained by us all. How can we responsibility utilise our shared resources? How can design enable us to be more efficient, less wasteful, and reduce our impact of the natural environment?

We’re inviting both the designer and the showrooms to reconsider what is deemed to be ‘waste’, to look at these more neutrally as ‘resource’ and create high-quality, striking installations that engage passers-by and spark conversation.

Deadline for submissions is midday on 20 January 2023, with winning teams revealed in February 2023. Winning designs will be paired with the showrooms to deliver a fully costed, feasible design. Successful entrants will be awarded £1,600 including a £600 design fee alongside by-products from the showroom to use as part of their display for LFA 2023.




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View the winning designs for Showroom Showcase 2022

View the winning designs for Showroom Showcase 2021


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