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.

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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.

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