Two of the five practices are local to Birmingham
The Landscape Institute and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on behalf of Birmingham City Council have announced the shortlist in the international open design competition to redesign Birmingham’s Centenary Square.
A total of 185 entries were received from across the world and judged anonymously during several days of assessment.
Five shortlisted schemes were agreed by the judging panel and the finalists subsequently revealed as:
Barton Willmore, Reading
Broadway Malyan, Birmingham
Graeme Massie Architects, Edinburgh
Open Studio Architects with United Visual Artists, London
The five shortlisted teams will now develop their initial concepts and their schemes will then go on public display in Birmingham in May before the final judging by the panel in June 2015.
Cllr Ian Ward, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council and a member of the judging panel, said: ‘As anticipated, this competition attracted some truly exceptional entries from across the world, making it all the more difficult to select just five for the shortlist.
‘Although judging was done anonymously, I am delighted that two Birmingham practices have made the shortlist, seeing off fierce competition from a wide range of international entries.’