Design Your Own Tube Station

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By M@ Last edited 137 months ago
Design Your Own Tube Station
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Attention all budding Charles Holdens. Platform for Art, in association with the V&A are holding a competition to design the Piccadilly Line station of the future. Anyone can enter: children, adults with no previous engineering experience…even Multiplex.

OK, so the winning designs won’t actually be built. But your work will be displayed in poster form, as part of the Piccadilly’s centenary celebrations. Naturally, we’ll be entering an improved reworking of Cockfosters, with predictable yet hilarious augmentations.

The competition, called ‘Thin Cities - Station of the Future’ closes on 16 October, so get drawing. (Bizarrely, they’re only accepting paper entries, so forget about Photoshop.)

Image is by Nils Norman and © TfL. (Please don’t sue us – we’re promoting your stuff!)

Last Updated 11 September 2006

Andy Hudson-Smith

Good to see they are embracing the digital age. I would of thought they would of promoted use of SketchUp as its free and seems to of been used for the advertising image to be honest...

Still if i can find my ruler and a stamp it might be worth an entry...

Andy

Andrew Hudson-Smith

Good to see they are promoting the digital future...

I would of thought they would of looked into using SketchUp as its free and they seem to of used it for their webpage image.

Still, if i can find my ruler and a stamp (a stamp!) it might be worth a entry.

Andy

Andrew Hudson-Smith

Then again (and i apologise).. i seem to of managed to post this twice so maybe i should go back to rulers and stamps.. Sorry..

Andy (now looking like a complete idiot)

M@

You might be able to design the station using something like sketch-up, then send in a paper printout. I wasn't sure from the press release. I guess these things are inteded as artwork, and they probably want to shy away from entries looking like proper designs.

Dom

The cheap bastards aren't even giving away free tube travel as a prize, which, considering the recently announced ticket fare spikes, would make entering actually worth while.