The Natural History Museum has released images of five ideas to reshape the museums grounds London’s South Kensington.

Concept strategies revealed for Natural History Museum grounds

The teams of architects, landscape architects and other consultants presented their schemes to the competition jury on 13 March. The images are available with this article and on a dedicated microsite here.

According to competition organiser Malcolm Reading Consultants, the design competition seeks ‘the best team for this project to create an innovative exterior setting that matches Alfred Waterhouse’s Grade I listed building and the award-winning Darwin Centre for architectural excellence, whilst also improving access and engaging visitors’.
The winning team is expected to be announced by the museum in April 2014. The shortlisted teams, comprising architects in collaboration with landscape architects and other sub-consultants, were announced in November 2013 and include: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners; Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie; Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine; and Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects.
Under EU procurement rules the teams’ concepts can only be revealed anonymously to the public until the winner is selected and announced by the museum.


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