The Architecture Foundation, in partnership with the Museum of London, today launched an open call for expressions of interest from design teams interested in developing a temporary structure for the Museum of London.
The structure should help facilitate public discussion around the future development plans for the Museum of London and the wider cultural landscape of the surrounding area.
It is envisaged that the final structure, which will be located outside the Museum of London’s main entrance for a three-month period from June, will be able to accommodate small groups of people at any one time and allow them to feedback on proposed visions for the museum and its future.
Interested practices, designers or teams should send a portfolio of relevant work along with a cover letter by 10am on 10 February in order to be considered for this opportunity. A
shortlist of three teams will then be selected to receive an honorarium to work up ideas from which one will be selected by jury to deliver their designs.
The structure will be launched during the opening weekend of the London Festival of Architecture 2014, which will return once again this year for the full month of June with a whole host of programmes across the city responding to the theme of ‘Capital’.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Museum of London to commission a playful temporary structure to host discussions and gather feedback about the future visions for this important museum,” said Sarah Ichioka, Director at the Architecture Foundation.
“The Museum of London tells the story of this great world city - a city characterized by constant physical change and renewal. As the museum considers its own plans to transform, to invigorate its outside space and enhance its visibility, we hope this commission provides a bold installation that acts as a talking point for our visitors, around our future plans,” said Emilie Rolland, Creative Partnerships Manager at the Museum of London.
The open call document can be found here