News: City Benches competition returns
February 2019: The London Festival of Architecture and the Cheapside Business Alliance have announced the return of the City Benches competition. Architecture and design students, recent graduates and emerging practices are invited to submit a design proposal by midday on Thursday 21 February for a series of one-off public benches to be installed in Cheapside in the City of London. Winners will be awarded £800 to create each bench ahead of the London Festival of Architecture, which runs from 01 – 30 June 2019. “The City Benches competition is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase Cheapside, to support emerging talent and to encourage people to linger and enjoy a fascinating area within the City of London,” says Anne O’Neill, chair of Cheapside Business Alliance.
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