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Studio Meda Wins London’s Bankside Bike Shed Design Contest
Posted By Cliff Champion On March 25, 2011 @ 5:56 pm In Contests,Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments
Studio Meda  recently won first place in The Architecture Foundation ‘s international competition to design an improved bike storage shed for London’s Bankside district . In an effort to improve the city’s lack of secure bike parking and storage , Studio Meda unveiled an elegant and equally practical bike shed that provides a variety of different security features for overnight and long-term parking.
Studio Meda’s versatile winning design includes horizontal railings for better parking support as well as optional storage lockers. The architects also stated that the design utilizes a “flexible kit of parts” that can be tailored to the unique requirements of a specific building site. These building components were created with easy transportation and construction in mind, and they are lightweight and can be easily disassembled for future re-use .
Despite stiff competition from the other shortlisted architects, the versatility and streamlined aesthetic of Studio Meda’s design made it a clear winner for the up and coming London district. The first prototype should be completed this May, and we look forward to seeing its implementation for bicycle commuters in Bankside.
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URLs in this post:
 Studio Meda: http://studiomeda.co.uk/index.php?/project/bankside-bikeshed/
 The Architecture Foundation: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/news/2011/mar/bankside-bikeshed-winner-announced
 Bankside district: http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/
 secure bike parking and storage: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bike+storage
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/studio-meda-wins-londons-bankside-bike-shed-design-contest/26_bikeshed08web110318/
 lightweight and can be easily disassembled for future re-use: http://inhabitat.com/ablenook-flat-pack-modular-prefab-units-that-come-together-in-a-snap/
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