Rest in

Specialist Operations has been invited to exhibit its winning entry ‘Rest in Greenpeace’ as part of the international competition Heathrow Airport Contest. Greenpeace launched an architectural competition to stimulate ideas for ways to fortify the Airplot in case a new government allows BAA’s third runway plans to proceed. Effectively, the brief was to come up with a 21st century fortress – capable of resisting BAA’s bulldozers and stopping construction of the runway.

The jury, among which Rachel Whiteread (artist), Neil Thomas (director Atelier One), Alistair McGowan (comedian), Oli Rodker (environmental activist) specially commended the design ’Rest in Greenpeace’ for outstanding conceptual idea and tactic.

The entry was made in collaboration with the befriended office Space&Matter (, headed by Tjeerd Haccou, Sascha Glasl, and Marthijn Pool.

Private view – Wednesday 2nd June, 6:30 – 8.30pm, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9P.

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