Waterworks Commission Competition Sefton, Liverpool

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Public Realm Initiative, Liverpool, northwest England, Europe

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Waterworks Commission Competition Sefton

Mar 2009

Mobile landmark structure – three permanent public art commissions

Open to artists & architects

Part of Liverpool Biennial’s Canal Programme in Autumn 2009

Art for Places project

Location: South Sefton, north of Liverpool

Organisers: New Heartlands and Sefton MBC and Liverpool Biennial

An open design competition to build a spectacular moveable structure centered on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in South Sefton was held in early 2009 for initial design proposals. About 69 entries were received from all over the world with five designs having been short-listed for the commission.

London-based architects practice Duggan Morris Architects won the international contest to design the GBP250,000 ($405,730 approx.) canalside pavilion. The firm beat London’s NEX Architecture, Edinburgh’s The Antillia Collective, Bath’s Studio KAH and Italy’s Bianchini e Lusiardi Associati.

Location:Sefton, Liverpool

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