Open to entrants across the country, the competition invites architects, artists, engineers and landscape designers to nominate a site in the Sheffield area and propose an idea for its improvement.
A ‘forgotten space’ could be small or large – a grassy verge, a wasteland, an unused car park, a derelict building, underpass or flyover. The proposal could be simple or complex, a commercial or public facility, a piece of public art or a new building, the main requirement is that it responds to the area and serves a function for the local community.
Three prizes (1st Prize – £5,000, 2nd Prize – £2,000 and £1,000) and up to five commendations will be awarded to the best schemes and a shortlist of up to 25 of the best proposals will be exhibited in a public exhibition at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield between 12 September and 8 October 2011.
Entries to the competition closed on Thursday 12 May 2011.