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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 | No Comments

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Studio Meda [1] recently won first place in The Architecture Foundation [2]‘s international competition to design an improved bike storage shed for London’s Bankside district [3]. In an effort to improve the city’s lack of secure bike parking and storage [4], Studio Meda unveiled an elegant and equally practical bike shed that provides a variety of different security features for overnight and long-term parking.

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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 [6].

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.

+ The Architecture Foundation UK [2]


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[1] Studio Meda: http://studiomeda.co.uk/index.php?/project/bankside-bikeshed/

[2] The Architecture Foundation: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/news/2011/mar/bankside-bikeshed-winner-announced

[3] Bankside district: http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/

[4] secure bike parking and storage: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bike+storage

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/studio-meda-wins-londons-bankside-bike-shed-design-contest/26_bikeshed08web110318/

[6] 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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