The design brief for Build LONDON Live is for a completely hypothetical
mixed use re-development of an existing aggregate and wharf site.
There is no intention for any of the ‘virtual competition’
proposals to be submitted for planning consideration. A mixed use
development where people may live, work, play and prosper together
in a genuine mixed urban development is required. Teams should recognise
the importance of the area as a gateway into Greenwich Town Centre
and the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site. Architects are encouraged
to create designs that face the River in order to achieve an interesting
riverside character, while avoiding any built encroachment into the
River. The following criteria define the brief:
A HOTEL WITH 250 ROOMS
An hotel of about 14500 m2 net space with 250 rooms is required.
Office space of about 47250 m2 net space is required.
BUSINESS CONFERENCE FACILITY
A total of about 5000m2 net of exhibition and conference space is required.
RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT
A total of 15,000m2 of retail space.
250 dwellings totalling approximately 27,000m2 net shall be included comprising of; 40% 3 bedroom @ 150m2 total 1500m2, 30% 2 bedroom @ 100m2 total 7500m2, 30% 1 bedroom @ 60m2 total 4500m2. A height restriction of 10 floors maximum will apply. The gross area may be considerably more.
610 car parking spaces, for use by all the site uses (approximately 22000m2 net area) shall be provided.
At least four distinct but linked public spaces shall be provided.
More details including space schedules are available from OPS.
OTHER DESIGN CRITERIA
The organisers will announce
further details for requirements listed above on the morning
of the competition. The following restrictions apply:
There is a maximum height restriction imposed on the site
of 27 storeys
There is a maximum height restriction imposed on dwellings
of 10 storeys
The Google map shows the extent of any possible development
Development, including the provision of the Thames Path
should be undertaken landward of the existing flood defence
and incorporated within a landscaped buffer zone of at least
16 metres between the built development and the river edge
For the purposes of the ‘hypothetical’ Build LONDON
Live competition, teams shall assume the following:
That the site will no longer be used for aggregate production
That the essential form of movement for travel to work
has been accounted for under existing master plans
That the deep water terminal shall be retained for river
That a reduced scale freight and cargo handling facility
will be preserved in accordance with the context model supplied
That the railway and railhead shall be retained, but repositioned
so that future freight use is possible in accordance with
the context model supplied
That the area reserved for cargo & freight handling
adjacent to the railway has been established and that consideration
for commercial vehicle access has been established
The Asite Collaboration system will track revisions, authors
and timestamps. As many revisions may be uploaded as required.
Sponsors and judges will access the team sites and comment or
appraise the material present at any time during the 48 hours.
Files for review shall be in the correct folders provided and
PROPOSAL Every team must release their proposal for publication in .ifc
(ifc2x3) format into their workspace with Asite Collaboration. Early stage design proposals may be published into the Onuma Planning System (OPS). The full proposal may consist of one or more IFC files, sharing the same origin and units. Each IFC file may progress through many versions during the 48 hour period. Designers need not submit back the provided site-context model.
Separate IFC files for separate disciplines such architecture,
services, structure and landscape are acceptable.
REPORTS Every team may submit reports analysing the sustainability,
affordability and/or buildability of the proposal. These reports
shall be in .pdf format.
Other material for review by the public and judges may consist
Site models (.kml, .kmz)
Any other material can be shared by each team through the Asite collaborative
site, but will not be reviewed nor published.
Users agree by taking part that materials submitted may be
used for publicity, analysis and research.