Friday, May 06, 2016

Barkingside to represent the UK for European Public Space Award

Yup! Barkingside is going continental. The “Improvement of Barkingside Town Square”, or Better Barkingside as we know it, is one of 25 Europe wide projects selected as finalists for the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016. We are the only entry from the UK to make it through to this stage. Proud.

Gathered at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) on 28 and 29 April 2016, the members of the international Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space selected, among a total of 276 nominations, the following 25 works as finalists of the ninth edition of the award. They all will be part of the travelling exhibition that will tour cities in Europe and around the world, during the next two years, in order to account for the results of the Prize. Among these 25 finalists, are the winners and special mentions, which will not be announced until next July 4, during the ceremony that will be held at the CCCB and which will be broadcasted by streaming.
Click here to see the other finalists.

11 comments:

  1. You're sure it's not the first of April today?

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  2. NeighbourhoodWatcher6:45 pm, May 07, 2016

    Any idea how Barkingside got nominated?

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  3. Anything we can do to boost our chances?

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    1. I'll make enquiries with our planning officer contacts

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    2. Keeping the area clear of litter and graffiti would be a good start ...

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  4. Cllr Nick Hayes12:40 am, May 12, 2016

    The planning officer I asked last night did not know anything about it. It might be worth asking David Knight of DKCM (the project architect) who will almost certainly know.

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    1. It was a planning officer, albeit one who now works at Haringey council, who tipped me off. He will be speaking to David shortly.

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  5. Have they forgotten the actual name of the square already??

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  6. We now know that DK-CM entered the project in to the award, and the jury made it a finalist.
    We have no information on how the judging process works but the more we can all bang the drum about how good it is, the better. And of course some events would be useful too, Redbridge Council and Vision

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