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The Competition
LOS returns with 3
The Finalists
Brief one:
inspirational briefs,
Ian Pieterse (Scotland)
giving you the Alastair Parvin (UK)
opportunity to put your
Brief two:
vision before a truly Martin Angelov (Bulgaria)
global audience.
Stewart Kearney (Michael Pitman) (England)
Animish Kudalkar (USA)
Brief three:
Richard James (United Kingdom)
David Adar (Isreal)
Brief one Brief two Brief three
The final
Northern Lights Observatory City Transportation Interchange The Meeting Point
Witnessing the Northern Lights There is no city in the world There can be no more important
is an awe-inspiring experience. that does not suffer from road building serving a community Venue: Building Design Offices
The sweeping green and red congestion and pollution. One than its ‘meeting point’. It is the
Ludgate House
displays that fill the night sky solution to what is a growing place that defines the people
245 Blackfriars Road, London.
leave those who see them problem is to encourage the that use it, where they come
Judging Criteria:
deeply moved. To capture this use of sustainable modes of together to socialise, integrate,
Demonstration of innovation
experience is the challenge set transport such as the bicycle. exchange ideas, discuss issues
Pragmatism - a 'within the realms of
by the first Line of Site brief. and, above all, relax in the
possibility' solution without
Many view the bicycle as
compromising design innovation
company of others.
One of the best places to see incompatible with the
The quality of the sketch
the northern lights is in northern commercial needs of a city, but This third and final Line of Site
The ability to engage with the cultural
Norway. Far into the Arctic Circle, with the correct infrastructure brief takes us in a new
and economic issues that might relate to
specific aspects of the project
the location selected is remote this can change. This is the direction: we want you to
and inhospitable. Here we would driver behind our second Line of decide where your Meeting
The Judges
like you to envisage a unique Site brief. Can you envisage a Point is to be constructed. We
Brief one:
Neven Sidor (Grimshaw)
observatory where visitors will be transportation concept that can would like you to propose a
Dirk Krolikowski (Rogers Stirk Harbour)
able to view the full majesty of alter the perception of new building that will lie at the
this natural phenomenon. sustainable transport? heart of your community, a new
Brief two:
Matthew Wells (Techniker)
We are challenging you to building that will draw people to
Wolf Mangelsdorf (Buro Happold)
conceptualise a City Cycle it, be familiar - in the way that it
Brief three:
Interchange structure/building reflects the values of the
Edward Jones (Dixon Jones)
where people/commuters community and the directions
Mike Tonkin (Tonkin Liu)
entering your chosen city – be it in which it is developing – and
by car, rail, bus – can efficiently impart sense of belonging.
Edward Jones (Dixon Jones)
access a bicycle to complete
Neven Sidor (Grimshaw)
their onward journey. Dirk Krolikowski (Rogers Stirk Harbour)
Wolf Mangelsdorf (Buro Happold)
Matthew Wells (Techniker)
330 submissions were made for the three briefs – a very impressive effort from all those who put in so
“The quality of the entries to
much work. Thank you. The original competition plan meant six finalists would be selected with another
this year’s Line of Site has
six runners-up. There are, in fact, seven winners owing to the adventurous spirit of Line of Site and the
been very impressive. ACO
inclusion of an entry that our judges saw potential in, so watch out for “Line of Bike”.
is proud to be involved.”
It is always sad to have to reject any entry when there has been time and effort spent on design, none
Richard Hill
Managing Director, ACO UK
more so than the runners-up, who produced some excellent work. Congratulations to them.
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