The Natural History Museum released images of the five concept strategies put forward by the shortlisted teams vying to win the design competition to reshape the Museum’s grounds and reinvigorate its public setting in the heart of London’s South Kensington.
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 shortlisted teams, comprising architects in collaboration with landscape architects and other sub-consultants (not listed here), 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
- 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. However, sharp-eyed design experts may enjoy a spot of detective work in speculating which team is behind each proposal.
The design boards will be on show at the Museum from 27th February to 11th March 2014. Comments can be provided on comment cards at the exhibition or via email to [email protected]