Just Over Two Weeks Remain to Enter inmidtown Habitats Competition

Just over two weeks remain to enter the open and international competition that calls on design teams to submit proposals for urban beehives, bird/bat-boxes and planters, organised by The AF on behalf of inmidtown, the business improvement district for the central London areas of Holborn, Bloomsbury and St. Giles.

The competition calls for submissions that offer distinctive yet functional designs that help enhance biodiversity in this urban context.  It is envisaged that the winning proposals will be mass-produced and installed in a variety of sites across the inmidtown area.

Deadline for submissions is 28 November 2011 with a shortlist announcement expected in January 2012.  Shortlisted designs will be prototyped and displayed in February 2012 with the winner announced following the exhibition.

Entries will be judged by a high-profile jury, for which a full line-up can now be announced: David Lindo, ‘The Urban Birder’, writer and broadcaster; Nigel Coates, architect and designer; Ian Douglas, bee-keeping writer; Maurits van der Staay, architect with Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Mark de Rivaz, inmidtown Director; Paul Johnson, Director of Arup Environmental Consulting and Jill Cook, Deputy Keeper of Pre-History and Europe, British Museum.  

Architects, designers, artists as well as those from other disciplines are invited to respond to the brief, available for download from here.