Crazy Golf course for Trafalgar Square cancelled

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Organisers of the London Design Festival have scrapped plans for a designer crazy golf course in Trafalgar Square following the failure of its crowdfunding campaign.

Billed to include contributions from Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith and Tom Dixon, the project had only raised £23,083 of its £120,000 target when the Kickstarter campaign ended at midnight last night.

London Design Festival organisers today issued a statement confirming that the “highly ambitious” Visionary Crazy Golf project would not go ahead due to lack of funding.

“We are obviously disappointed that we won’t be able to achieve it through Kickstarter, which was a new funding model for us,” said London Design Festival director Ben Evans.

“Installations in Trafalgar Square are complicated and expensive to realise, but we hope that we might find another way to have Visionary Crazy Golf financed, and may well revisit the idea in the future.”

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