Published: 20th Mar 2019

A competition has been launched for ideas that reimagine a disused railway line in Hammersmith, West London. The judging panel, which includes members of local architect group West London Link and Hammersmith BID, is looking for both original ideas ‘without limits’ that could put the line back into public use and become a special attraction for Hammersmith. Two sets of £5000 prize money are available to encourage a variety of ideas, including those that might be considered out of the box or even undeliverable. The competition draws inspiration from New York’s famous Highline, which was an idea formed in 1999 by non-profit organisation Friend of the High Line. They campaigned for its preservation and reuse as public open space, and in 2009, the 2.3km walkway finally opened. It’s been a massive success, and it’s estimated it attracts five million visitors a year annually. The Hammersmith Highline Competition is open to all … (To read the full article, subscribe below)