Centenary Square named People’s Choice winner
Designs for Centenary Square by Birmingham-based Broadway Malyan have been named the ‘People’s Choice’ in the RIBA selection process.
Birmingham City Council held an open design competition, in conjunction with RIBA, to find a designer for the re-vamped Centenary Square. Broadway Malyan was one of five practices to be shortlisted from a total of 185 entries.
The ‘People’s Choice’ accreditation is a significant endorsement for Broadway Malyan’s designs which, according to Danny Crump, lead public realm designer and director of landscape architecture at the firm, take ‘a place in time’ as their central idea, ‘seeking to look to the past, present and future in creating a world-class public space for Birmingham’.
Centenary Square is a vital part of what gives Birmingham its distinct character, says James Rayner, board director at Broadway Malyan, ‘and it’s great to see major investment being made to ensure it continues to serve an ambitious and world-class city’.
Broadway Malyan is currently working on a number of other high profile schemes in the city including preparations for ’One Station Public Realm’ the new HS2/Moor Street/New Street station interchange space and a new ‘gateway’ scheme for Snow Hill station. It is also working on a redesign and improvement scheme for the University of Coventry’s Gosford Street Campus.
Click here for more information on Broadway Malyan’s proposals for Centenary Square and the competition.