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A Green Fortress For Heathrow?

A Green Fortress For Heathrow?
Groundswell, by Lukas Barry & Alastair Parvin
Groundswell, by Lukas Barry & Alastair Parvin
Exclamation Park, by Phillip Schone & Emma Penttinen
Exclamation Park, by Phillip Schone & Emma Penttinen
Frustum, by Marc Drewes
Frustum, by Marc Drewes

The government's announcement last week that Heathrow's third runway would be axed has rather spoiled the competition launched by Greenpeace last year to come up with a design that would thwart the project.

Still, the competition winners were announced this week, and the effort by Alastair Parvin and Lukas Barry took the prize, with their design for a grass-covered fortress that could be a decent redoubt for a 21st-century Unabomber. Their vision of bucolic brawn and Hardy Boys-style fort building wasn't unique: other entries included a series of underground reed tunnels and an adventure park.

The designs will be on display at the Oxo Tower between 2nd and 6th June.

Pics of the other entries and a video of the winner at Building Design.

Last Updated 01 June 2016

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