cambridge to oxford connection

The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition

Submission: August 03, 2017
Registration: August 03, 2017
Language: English
Location: The Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor, UK
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Ideas Competition


This free-to-enter, two-stage ideas competition is seeking forward-thinking, imaginative proposals to integrate sustainable placemaking with development and new infrastructure. The focus for the competition is the arc encompassing four of the UK’s fastest-growing and most productive centres: Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.

Submissions should consider how to provide the homes the area needs: high quality places that integrate the proposed infrastructure and enhance the identity of the corridor as a single knowledge-intensive cluster, while working with its distinctive environmental and cultural character.

The Oxford to Cambridge Connection: Ideas Competition is aimed at broad multidisciplinary teams of urban designers; architects; planning, policy, and community specialists; landscape designers; development economists; and others with local knowledge and general insight. Submissions from international teams and students are welcome.

Interested teams will need to read the Search Statement on the competition website before submitting their emerging concept, team details and registration information via email (using templates provided on the website). At the second stage of the competition, four shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium of £10,000 to progress their concepts into creative visions, developed on a specific location within the corridor.


Friday 30 June 2017 Stage One Launch
Thursday 3 August Stage One Deadline
Mid-August Shortlist Announced / Stage Two Launch
Late September 2017 Stage Two Deadline
Late October 2017 Jury Interviews
Early November 2017 Winner Announced

Go to the competition’s website