Hanging haven in the city

The Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts and World Architecture News have announced the winners of the Urban Eyrie: a Haven in the City competition. The brief was imagine a place where people can find personal space but still engage with the energy of the city around them.

clllimb.jpgenjjjoy.jpgRicky Lee won the first prize for his ingenious solution integrated into the vertical neon advertising that flanks the classic Chinese street. People would be able to climb upon neon signs and relax into their own haven. There, they would be able to have a look at what’s going on in the street while remaining hidden behind the structure of the signs.

List of winning proposals.

The Urban Eyrie display of finalists is at the Royal Academy of Arts – Architecture on the Ramp, London until 22nd May.