Six-strong shortlist vie for prestige Edinburgh concert hall
January 31 2017multi-purpose arts centre to the rear of Dundas House on St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh.
Adjaye Associates, Allies & Morrison, Barozzi Veiga, David Chipperfield, KPMB and Richard Murphy are amongst the high-profile names vying to secure the prestige project, centerpiece of which will be a 1,000-seat auditorium.
The complex will also include a rehearsal studio, recital and recording space to accommodate all forms of music and dance ensembles.
Sir Ewan Brown, chair of IMPACT's judging panel, said, "We have an extremely strong shortlist to choose from. The submissions we received show that this project will transform the resource available to Edinburgh's Festivals and provide new opportunities for music groups across Scotland by building for greater inclusivity and access."
The open competition is being organized by Colander with a winner to be announced in early April.
Shortlisted practices in alphabetical order:
• Adjaye Associates (London) with Sandy Brown, Buro Happold and DHA Designs
• Allies & Morrison (London) with Charcoalblue, Speirs & Major, Harrison Stevens and Buro Happold
• Barozzi Veiga (Switzerland) with Alan Baxter, Max Fordham, KahleAcoustics, 3DReid and Ian White Associates
• David Chipperfield Architects (London) with Arup, Whitby Mohajer Engineers, GROSS MAX and Theatre Projects
• KPMB Architects (Toronto) with Simpson & Brown Architects, David Narro Associates, Arup, Sound Space Vision, rankinfraser landscape architecture and Transsolar Energietechnik
• Richard Murphy Architects (Edinburgh) with Arup, Graven Images, GROSS MAX and Montagu Evans
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