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Arquideas launched Hyde Park Music Pavilion Competition for London

United Kingdom Architecture News - Mar 25, 2019 - 07:12   3098 views

Arquideas launched Hyde Park Music Pavilion Competition for London

Arquideas has launched a new competition titled "Hyde Park Music Pavilion (HPMP) London", consisting in proposing a cultural space associated to music, that provides information about past and future concerts in Hyde Park. A cultural space where nature and the world of music will play a key role. 

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, England, and one of the nine Royal Parks in the city. Three of these parks form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, to Buckingham Palace.

The park is divided in two by the Serpentine lake. The park is contiguous with Kensington Gardens, though sometimes it is considered part of Hyde Park. Kensington Gardens has been separate from Hyde Park since 1728, when Queen Caroline divided them. Hyde Park covers 140 hectares and Kensington Gardens covers 110 hectares giving a total area of 253 hectares, a larger surface area than the Principality of Monaco.

The Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in the park, for which The Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton, was erected.

In addition to walking through green pathways and forgetting about worldly noise, it is possible to do some other activities like sunbathing, skating, cycling and other sports.

One of the most popular activities among tourists and Londoners is to rent a boat in the lake, a small oasis inhabited by a diverse aquatic fauna.

The park hosts multiple events during summer, most of them concerts.

It has been an important venue for rock concerts since late seventies. The first rock concert in Hyde Park took place on 29 June 1968, and it was attended by 15,000 people. On the bill were Pink Floyd, Roy Harper and Jethro Tull.

The supergroup Blind Faith, featuring Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, played their debut gig in Hyde Park on 7 June 1969.  The Rolling Stones headlined a concert (later released as The Stones in the Park) on 5 July that year, two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones.

It is now remembered as one of the most famous gigs of the 1960s.

Object

The present competition for students of architecture and young architects Hyde Park Music Pavilion (HPMP) London consists in proposing a cultural space associated to music, that provides information about past and future concerts in Hyde Park. A cultural space where nature and the world of music will play a key role.

Music and everything around it must become the raison d’être of this architectural space, which must add value to the surroundings.

Thanks to its privileged location, the new proposed space will become a reference point for all visitors.

The pavilion aims to be a meeting point for visitors, music lovers and nature enthusiasts; a place that serves as information point about past and future concerts hold in the park, and as a space for leisure and relaxation where it will be possible to enjoy musical events.

An iconic and unique space, a place of reference for visitors of London and music lovers in general.

In a country full of world-famous iconic images, this new leisure space associated to the world of music must become the new architectural reference of the city.

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize: 3.750 euros + 1 year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize: 1.500 euros + 1 year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

3rd Prize: 625 euros + 1 year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

Arquideas Special Prize: The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

Honorable Mentions: Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

Arquideas launched Hyde Park Music Pavilion Competition for London

Registration Fees

The registration period falls between March 4th, 2019 and May 31st, 2019.

Early registration: (from March 4th, 2019 to April 12nd, 2019)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from April 13rd, 2019 to May 31st, 2019)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Deadline for consultations: June 7th, 2019
Deadline for submission of proposals: June 14th, 2019
Publication on the web of the Jury results Virtual exhibition: July 31st, 2019

Jury panel

John Enright, Chief Academic Officer at SCI-Arc

Ana D’Apuzzo, Architect, artist and designer

Alejandro Beals & Loreto Lyon, Directors at Beals Lyon Arquitectos

Sofia Botteri & Patricio Connell, Directors at Estudio Botteri-Connell

Paulina Peña, Winner of VOF Norway competition

Download the competition materials from here: HPMP Terms and Conditions.pdf and download other competition materials from the competition's website.

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