Seven-strong shortlist revealed for £25m Ross Bandstand design competition
March 28 2017£25m design competition to overhaul Edinburgh’s Ross Bandstand following expressions of interest from 125 architect-led teams – half of whom originated beyond the UK.
Adjaye Associates, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and Flanagan Lawrence will now go head-to-head with Page \ Park, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, wHY and William Matthews Associates & Sou Fujimoto Architects for the prestigious commission.
Norman Springford, chairman of the Ross Development Trust, commented: “The quality of the 125 teams on the longlist sent a strong signal that the international design community regards this as an inspirational project for Edinburgh that has huge potential to reinvigorate this prestigious site.
“We’re thrilled that our final shortlist achieved a balance of both international and UK talent, emerging and established studios.”
Each team now has until 9 June to firm up proposals for a new pavilion and visitor centre, briefed to act as a ‘landmark’ within the listed West Princes Street Gardens with the fruits of their work going on public display in mid-June.
The ultimate winner is expected to be revealed in early August with construction getting underway next year.
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