The Bartlett School of Architecture


Bartlett tutors shortlisted for World Architecture Festival funding

12 June 2018

Liquid Kingdom

Liquid Kingdom, a design proposal by Professors Mark Smout and Laura Allen, has been shortlisted for £10,000 of funding from the World Architecture Festival’s Research Programme. Known collectively as the design research practice Smout Allen, Mark and Laura are the Programme Directors of Landscape Architecture MLA / MA.

Their project Liquid Kingdom is a 1:20 model village of the Isle of Sheppey, which would serve as a ‘proving ground’ of landscape and architectural installations. This super-sized miniature would provide a place to both enjoy and analyse the landscape, bridging the gap between research and local users.

Smout Allen submitted their project to the category of ‘water’, which is one of the World Architecture Festival's key challenges for architects to address over the next ten years. The other judging categories relate to the remaining themes in the festival's manifesto, such as climate, energy, health, re-use, ethics and technology. Entries for these categories will be shortlisted at a later date.

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