Thursday, May 20, 2010

Greenpeace Airplot:The Heathrow Contest

Exhibition of winning architectural designs in the campaign
which defeated Heathrow’s third runway

Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

2 - 6 June 2010, 11am – 6pm daily, admission free

Standing in the way of a third runway at Heathrow was a small plot of land called Airplot, owned by Greenpeace, Emma Thompson, Alistair McGowan, Zac Goldsmith, and tens of thousands of people from around the world. In January 2010 Greenpeace launched an architectural competition to design a 21st century fortress – capable of resisting BAA’s bulldozers and stopping construction of the runway. Architects from across the world rose to the challenge. The results are awesome and inspiring.

Just days after the winning designs had been chosen the new government announced they would be scrapping plans for the runway. The campaign to stop the third runway is over!

Come and find out how one of the biggest environmental campaigns of the last decade was won and see the designs that will ensure that the 3rd runway never, ever gets built.

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