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Tottenham Pavilion Competition

5 Feb 2020

Tottenham Pavilion Competition in Haringey

Tottenham Pavilion 2020, North East London, England, UK

Reimagine warehouse culture in the public realm.

In 2020, a new pavilion will be designed, self-built and opened for the general public to experience the unique characteristics of Harringay’s warehouse district as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Tottenham Pavilion Competition London 2020

– Call out for architects, artists, innovators and imaginators.

– Competition to design a new kind of public space.

– Winning design will be featured in London Festival of Architecture 2020.

Register by: 29 February 2020

Proposal deadline: 29 March 2020

Full details and registration https://tottenhampavilion.com

Tottenham Pavilion is a competition to develop a public realm Pavilion that encapsulates and preserves the unique power of Harringay Warehouse District as an antidote to gentrification.

Tottenham Pavilion Competition London


Harringay Warehouse District, in the London borough of Haringey, is a sprawling industrial site of around 322 units. Since the late 1990s the area has been occupied by self-employed artists, makers, musicians and entrepreneurs, a significant contrast to its former role as a major rag trade employer.

In the shadow of the mammoth Woodbury Down regeneration project, one of the most deprived wards in London, the warehouse micro-economy is a living breathing expression of a self-built community and one that is firmly trying to avoid the trappings of gentrification.

The area has a unique power dynamic – it’s not simply grass root, nor bottom up, that’s far too linear – it has a power source that comes from the clash of differences. This commission is about preserving the anti-gentrification anarchy of the area. The winning concept will learn lessons from a very unique corner of London and reinterpret them for a wider audience.

Tottenham Pavilion Competition London

The site for the Tottenham Pavilion is a former car park cornering Seven Sisters Road (A503) with an estimated 40,000 vehicles passing by daily. Acting as the main gateway into Tottenham, the site is located between the Harringay Warehouse District and the wider residential community. A prime location with lots of visibility.

The design, open to anyone from architects to artists and designers to makers, needs to connect with the Harringay Warehouse District. To facilitate this connection, registered applicants can book to attend one of three Curated Events hosted within the warehouse district by filling in the form below.

The purpose of the Tottenham Pavilion is to create a physical space predominately for use by the local community in Haringey, and neighbouring borough of Hackney, to house a variety of activities:

• Gatherings: meetings, events, celebrations, sharing, talking
• Markets: various forms of showcasing events for arts, craft, fashion, food
• Performances: plays, dance, music
• Workshops: on various disciplines from sculpture to yoga, writing to design

Tottenham Pavilion Competition London

The winning design will draw from techniques, methods and ideas gleaned from the exploration of the Harringay Warehouse District. It will be a confident design that speaks with power offering an alternative message to gentrification. The design, judged by both leading figures in architecture and the local warehouse community, will lift expectations on how a public realm space can be enjoyed.


The building phase of the competition is subject to achieving fundraising targets.

Site plan:
Tottenham Pavilion Competition London site plan

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Location: Tottenham, London N17, UK

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