ARCHITECT WANTED FOR THE MUSEUM OF LONDON15 February 2016
AN ARCHITECT IS REQUIRED FOR THE MUSEUM OF LONDON WHICH WILL NOW BE BASED IN THE WEST SMITHFIELD MARKET, THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO COST £150M.
Malcolm reading consultants are running a two stage contest with a £2m threshold to encourage more new talent to submit for the work. The aim is to transform a number of areas in the Grade II-listed Victorian complex to a more modern facility.
The first stage of the contest does not require designs, this will occur in stage two of the contest when 5 teams will be asked to produce concepts
Malcolm Reading, architect and competition organiser, added: ‘We’ve been conscious of the need to level the field for competitors by keeping the turnover threshold low relative to the scale of the project. Designers who can’t meet this level are encouraged to collaborate with others. ‘The museum’s international brand and the draw of working in one of the world’s most creative cities are just two of many fascinating aspects of the project. We’re seeking to attract a diverse pool of international talent.’
Director of the Museum of London, Sharon Ament, added: ‘London is brilliantly creative and brilliantly connected to the rest of the world. I cannot wait to see schemes for West Smithfield from designers working in all four corners of the globe. The challenge of sympathetically reinventing a series of fascinating and wonderful buildings and reimagining them as a museum is big, a bit scary and terribly exciting, much like London itself.’
Deadline to enter the competition is 14:00 GMT Tuesday, March 15 2016 with the project being delivered in 2021.
More information on the competition can be found, here