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Canterbury Cathedral launches design competition

Landscape project has £1m budget, donated by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing of the Arcadia Fund

Canterbury Cathedral is part of a Unesco World Heritage site that welcomes more than 1 million visitors a year

Malcolm Reading Consultants has launched a design competition on behalf of Canterbury Cathedral, which is part of a Unesco World Heritage site that welcomes more than 1 million visitors a year.

The design project, which has a budget of £1m donated by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing of the Arcadia Fund, is focused on the landscape immediately in front of the cathedral.

Malcolm Reading says: “The donors want to see emerging talent in the fields of landscape design, architecture and art come together to form a special team for the project. We want people to show us they have empathy with the overall brief, as well as technical competence.”

The shortlist will be announced in September, when five or six teams will exhibit their design proposals.


A map showing the landscape design perimeters
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