Entries were judged by a high-profile jury including Neil Porter, Director, Gustafson Porter; Sarah Weir, Chief Executive, The Legacy List; Eleanor Fawcett Head of Design, OPLC; Rob Cairns, Head of Environmental Design, LVRPA; Sharon Cox, Early Intervention, Play Manager, LB Newham; and play expert Tim Gill, Writer/Researcher, Rethinking Childhood.
During the competition stage design development, on 7 July 2011, we ran a whirlwind workshop with local group, Play, Sow and Grow. Together we imagined weird and wonderful combinations of animals, what they might look like and where they might live.
Four shortlisted design teams (erect architecture, We Made That with Free Play, Studio Weave with Wayward Plants, and Kinnear Landscape Architects) have been selected to take part in the second stage of the Three Mills Play-space Competition. This selection was made following an open call for expressions of interest from those interested in proposing designs for a new play-space at Three Mills Green located in the borough of Newham, East London.
In 2011, Three Mills Green underwent widespread landscaping works designed by Churchman Landscape Architects and 5th Studio. In Autumn 2011 Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Olympic Park Legacy Company and The Legacy List ran an international design competition – run by the Architecture Foundation – for new proposals to introduce play to the site.