Pops London

Along with the upsurge of POPS in cities around the world, the function and definition of POPS as the new kind of public spaces have generated debates –  

 

Design Synopsis

Designers are asked to study this particular interest using the site of the courtyard at Coal Drops Yard, London. Using the CDY as an example for the current POPS of London will give insight to POPS’s exploration potentials because it is relatively new. It is also one of the largest POPS and multi-purpose event spaces in London, which is unfortunately left vacant during weekdays.

 

POPS – Privately Owned Public Spaces

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Source: The Guardian

Contextual Drawing: [ POPS ] @ London x 1 

The first design requirement is to design an event in the celebration (or not) of POPS across London. The event will be a series of urban interventions which take place across a number of (locations of your choice) POPS in Central London, which you can refer to the London site map provided below. This will be your urban-scale CONTEXT drawing. These interventions must be consistent to your concept, and the event should last from 2 weeks to a month. The intervention designs do not need to be detailed, but the drawing must demonstrate a general configuration of the interventions, and specifically how they link to each other under the urban context.

   

Design Drawings: [ POPS ] @ Coal Drops Yard x 2 

The other two drawings will illustrate your design for the intervention specific to the CDY site in more detail. The two drawings can be of any scale and the design must demonstrate the following:

– How your design exercises the potentials of POPS
– How the design fits into and utilises the courtyard of CDY
– The ability to socially and economically benefit users of the space
– The intervention being a temporary structure

 

 

Jury Panel

To be announced soon!

 

 

Submission Requirement

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  • There is no need to resolve the entire design in detail

  • There is no need to design and cover the entire given site footprint

  • The three drawings should be seen as three Snapshots with consistent drawing style

  • Three 300mm x 300mm drawings covering at least 2 different scales 

 


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Competition Entry

Designers (or procrastinators) are encouraged to sign up earlier to enjoy our discounts as the entry fee increases by €15 each phase

Early Bird Entry: Students €50 | Architectural Designers €80 | Registered Architects and Practices €95 (Until 01 JAN 2020)

Standard Entry :  Students €65 | Architectural Designers €95 | Registered Architects and Practices €110 (Until 01 FEB 2020)

Last Minute Entry :  Students €80 | Architectural Designers €110 | Registered Architects and Practices €125 (Until 15 FEB 2020)

Submission Deadline: 22 FEB 2019 – 11:59pm (GMT)
 

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