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Five architects shortlisted to bring Perth City Hall back to life

June 1 2017

Five architects shortlisted to bring Perth City Hall back to life
Austin-Smith: Lord, Hoskins Architects, LDN, Mecanoo and Richard Murphy Architects have made it to the final five in a RIAS-led design competition to breathe new life into Perth City Hall after Perth & Kinross Council granted the at-risk landmark a stay of execution.

The eventual winner will work alongside BAM Construction, recently appointed by Hub East Central Scotland, to oversee transformation of the venue into a ‘visual arts visitor experience’, bringing the structure back into use since closing its doors in 2005.

When complete the building will boast a 1,500sq/m exhibition hall capable of hosting permanent archaeological and social history exhibitions as well as temporary collections. A learning suite, collections handling area, café and retail area will complete the line-up of facilities.

The B-listed landmark was built in 1914 to designs by HE Clifford and Lunan and will now form a key plank of Perth’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid alongside a Hoskins-led revitalization of the city’s museum and art gallery.

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