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.

Competition Deadline

Project Overview

Tottenham Pavilion is a project born from the Harringay Warehouse District; a former industrial site that has, over the past 20 years, been converted into live and work spaces by artists, makers, musicians and entrepreneurs.

The community is a living example of anti-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-gentricification resistance of the area. The winning concept will learn lessons from a very unique corner of London and reinterpret them for a wider audience.

Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2020 programme, both the winning and shortlisted designs will be featured in the festival.

Images: Location of Tottenham Pavilion

  • Photo of empty site
  • Photo of empty site
  • Site Plan

Reasons to get involved

Be featured in the largest annual architecture festival with an international audience

Winning design will be seen by an estimated 1.6m passersby

Challenge existing thought with an alternative to gentrification

Empower the local community to connect

Invite friends, family & associates all summer


An open call is live for anyone to submit a design concept for the Tottenham Pavilion. Concepts must reflect the uniqueness of Harringay Warehouse District.

Register Interest by Sunday 8 March
To apply, you need to first register your interest via the form below. A full briefing pack will be sent to your inbox. Please note, the competition is being run independent of London Festival of Architecture and is not endorsed by the festival.


Maintaining the essence of the Harringay Warehouse District, the construction of the winning design will be entirely self-built by a team of local volunteers.

London Festival of Architecture
The self-build phase and a launch event will be listed as an event in the London Festival of Architecture (June 2020). This gives the project both a hyper local relevance and an international audience.


The Tottenham Pavilion will be open to the public from the end of June to the end of September 2020. What happens after this period is still in discussion.

Programme of Activity
The team are actively speaking to warehouse tenants, local residents and nearby organisation to create a summer long programme of activity. Get in touch if you have an idea.

Register for Competition

Link to Competition Brief sent via email (check junk folder)

General Enquiry