RIBA Competitions is delighted to announce that six teams have now been selected to take part in the design stage of the competition for The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to design their New Global Centre for the Social Sciences.
This new building (project value circa £90m) will have a vital role to play in cementing the LSE’s position as a world renowned educational establishment and will become a place that inspires existing LSE students and will help attract new high calibre students and staff to the School.
The shortlisted teams (in alphabetical order) are:-
Grafton Architects, Ireland
Heneghan Peng, Ireland
Steven Holl Architects, USA
OMA, The Netherlands
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Julian Robinson, Director of Estates for the LSE commented: “What a shortlist! The next stage in our plan to create a world class campus has just taken another significant step forward. The Global Centre for Social Sciences attracted a wealth of architectural talent from across the globe. I and my fellow jury panel members, which included our own in-house guru, Ricky Burdett had a difficult job but surprisingly there was a high degree of unanimity amongst us when the final selections were made. If the New Students’ Centre design competition (won by O’Donnell Tuomey) is anything to go by we are in for a real treat when the proposals from the shortlisted six are presented in October.”
The shortlisted teams will now have until September to work on their design submissions with final interviews/presentations due to be held in October 2013.