Birmingham City Council seeks designers to regenerate city-centre square

Birmingham launches Centenary Square competition

The Landscape Institute and Royal Institute of British Architects have announced details of a competition, to be launched later in October, to regenerate Birmingham’s Centenary Square.

Following the completion last year of The Library of Birmingham, and planned changes around the edges of the square, Birmingham City Council is seeking designers ‘to regenerate the square into a desirable cultural hub and significant space’.

Open to landscape architects, architects, urban designers and students of these disciplines, the competition welcomes collaborations with artists and ‘other relevant disciplines’.

Full details will be available on a dedicated competition website from 20 October, with entries to be submitted digitally to RIBA Competitions by 2 December.

A judging panel, which will include Sasha Bhavan, from Knox Bhavan Architects, as RIBA adviser, will meet in mid-December to assess entries anonymously, and to select a shortlist of up to five designers for the second stage of the competition. Second-stage competitors will then be invited to develop their initial design concepts and present to the judging panel in February 2015. Each shortlisted design will be awarded a £5,000 honorarium.

To register your interest in the competition, contact RIBA Competitions

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