The Brief


Expressions of Interest by 20th August 2012


We welcome EOIs from teams with a fascination for innovative construction techniques, an interest in the art of place-making and a practical approach to keeping disruption to a minimum. We are keen to identify and support emerging talent. A creative exploration of the project is strongly encouraged and teams should outline ideas on an additional programme of use(s) and user(s) that will give the café a unique identity that raises it above that of an everyday coffee shop. We encourage competitors to form interesting collaborations from a wide array of disciplines, including artists. Designers should be aware of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's recently-announced cultural place-making strategy.


The project's key themes encompass:

If selected the team's proposal for the building should include:



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