Lambeth Council want a hot new look for the Brixton Road railway bridge.
Most of us have idly dreamt of leaving our own indelible mark on the city, and being remembered for generations as the creator of an iconic London landmark. But although you might not get a shot at building your own personal Shard, Lambeth Council have giving you a chance to show off your creative side.
As part of the Brixton Design Trail, they’ve launched a competition, inviting members of the public to reimagine the Brixton Road railway bridge with a fresh new look. Entries are asked to reflect the “positive spirit of Brixton”, with a “nod to the future”.
— Lambeth Council (@lambeth_council) September 25, 2017
Given that the current ‘B OUR GUEST’ artwork is thirty years old, and the bridge itself has been standing for over a hundred years, an update is a little overdue. And if the eternal glory of seeing your creation looming over Brixton town centre wasn’t enough, there is also a £10,000 fixed commission to sweeten the deal. Submissions are due by November 24, and the winning design will be installed by Spring 2018.
So why not break out the crayons, paints, and whatever else takes your fancy, and sketch yourself into the London history books?
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