The Crazy Golf Course will take up the whole of London's Trafalgar Square for a week in September during the London Design Festival


Plans are in place for a nine-hole crazy golf course to be built in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square this September.

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It’s all part of the London Design Festival and the crazy golf course has been designed by nine of the world’s famous architects, artists and designers.

The project is known as ‘Visionary Crazy Golf’.

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Paul Smith in Trafalgar Square (Credit: London Design Festival)

It will be free for the public to enjoy and play on and will be set up in Trafalgar Square for a week.

The plan is for the course to take up the whole of the square, which is one of the busiest in the world.

The theme for the event is ‘Cities of the Future’ and many of the holes feature innovative designs with different shapes and curves to replicate what Cities may soon look like.

Ambassador for the project is fashion designer Sir Paul Smith.

Another of the designers includes the late architect Dame Zaha Hadid who passed away last month.

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Initial sketches (Credit: London Design Festival)

Paul Smith has come up with a design that uses the steps outside the National Art Gallery to create a set of colourful stripes.

It’s not the first time the London Design Festival has come to Trafalgar Square, in previous years the square has hosted a giant chess set as well as a light show performed by a line of robots.

The holes include:

Paul Smith’s stripes down the steps outside the National Art Gallery.

Zaha Hadid’s undulating dual-level course that traces the shadow of Nelson’s Column.

Tom Dixon’s hole that features a funnel and winding tubes.

Mark Wallinger’s circuitous maze.

Japan design company Atelier Bow Bow’s netted driving range.

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Bow Wow’s Driving Range hole (Credit: London Design Festival)

Ordinary Architecture’s giant pigeon where the ball goes in through its mouth and out the other end.

There are still more designs to be finalised from Camille Walala, HAT Projects with Tim Hunkin, and NEON.

The whole project relies upon £120,000 being raised on Kickstarter.