Stratford Kiosks

Competition won by studio octopi

In September 2010, The Architecture Foundation announced the shortlist for a competition to design a group of flexible, free standing Kiosks, situated in Meridian Square, Stratford, London, which will serve as key venues for information, orientation and services for use before, during and after the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The five shortlisted entries by: 42 Architects, Bell Phillips Architects, Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C., Moxon Architects and studio octopi were on show alongside a selection of other entries at an exhibition which ran from 18 September - 1 October coinciding with the London Design Festival 2010.

Since 2009,the London Borough of Newham (LBN) has worked with Design for London at the London Development Agency (LDA) to deliver an ambitious programme of public realm works throughout the centre of Stratford with the aim of improving the quality of the town centre for those that live, work, and shop in the area, whilst also preparing to welcome the millions of visitors who will come to the area during 2012. Studio Egret West, working for LBN, has been closely involved in this project as part of the LDA's funded Olympic Fringe public realm programme, managed by Design for London. LBN has also worked with Transport for London to discuss proposed changes to the Bus Station and the location of kiosks.

The design competition was open, but not limited to: architects, designers, artists, product designers, and related disciplines. The Architecture Foundation encouraged design teams to suggest flexible and innovative yet realisable designs for this permanent structure.

The AF arranged a site visit, which provided an opportunity to view the site and ask questions relating to the competition. Led by Design for London, attending were representatives of The Architecture Foundation, the London Borough of Newham and Studio Egret West.


Site Visit: Wednesday 4 August, 10.30am.
Meeting Point: The existing coffee kiosk outside Startford Station.

The competition will be open to entries until 5pm GMT on Friday 3 September 2010.

Download the brief and appendix documents here.

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