The RIBA is delighted to announce the shortlist for the challenge to design a mobile recording ‘pod’ for BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project.
Over 80 designs were received from 13 countries all over the world. The judging panel, which included Fi Glover and Keith Williams acting as the RIBA Adviser, met to select the shortlist which is announced today as:
- Jak Studio with Seymour Powell, Light IQ and Delicious Digital, London
- Patalab Architecture, London
- Henry Williams with Max Fordham Engineers, London
The shortlisted teams will now be invited to interview and discuss their designs in more detail to select the final successful design later this week.
The selected design team will start working with the BBC immediately to have the finished pod ready for use around the UK by Autumn 2013.
Tony Phillips, Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4 commented: “My fellow panellists and I were hugely impressed by the range, the effort and the overall standard of the designs submitted, combining creative flair and technical precision as they did. Whittling them down to a shortlist of three proved to be extremely difficult, but it’s so exciting to think we are now so close to having a unique Radio 4 Listening Project pod to unveil to our listeners in the autumn. At the beginning of the year, Radio 4 announced its plans to bring the network’s arts and culture content to the fore; working with RIBA to commission a talented designer to create a Listening Project pod is a fitting embodiment of this commitment.”