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Make A Stand – Open Design Competition For Bicycle Stand

As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2012, The Aerogenerator Project, in association with Grimshaw and The Groucho Club have launched an open competition to design a bicycle stand.

‘Make A Stand’ is running alongside Grimshaw’s cycling-themed LFA event ‘The Wheels of Chance’. The competition is calling for entries to develop an exemplary object of industrial design to provide secure parking for at least five bikes.

The winning design will be built and the selected entries will be exhibited as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Design A Bicycle Stand Providing Secure Parking For at Least Five Bikes

Entrants are asked to provide a design concept for a storage facility to securely park at least five bikes within a budget of £1500. The design should be distinctive yet blend into the urban landscape with minimal visual or spatial intervention. Entrants are encouraged to propose simple, elegant, functional, solutions within budget.

The design must be wall-mounted, so fitted components must be secured to the 3m X 1.2m wall beneath the reception window to the right of the main entrance of the Groucho Club.

The competition is open to all, with the winner and the runner-up both receiving a prize of bed and breakfast and dinner for two at the Groucho Club. Subject to terms the winning design will be built providing it is feasible and approved within statutory planning regulations. Selected entries will be exhibited at Grimshaw’s London office in Clerkenwell as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

For full a brief, submission details and terms and conditions please go to the official website.