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RIBA Competition shortlist announced for Millennium Point visibility project


01 February 2013

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

Millennium Point and the RIBA are pleased to announce that a shortlist has now been selected in the Millennium Point Visibility, Birmingham design ideas competition.

The judging panel chaired by Philip Singleton, CEO, Millennium Point met on 18 January to select a shortlist of six design submissions. The authors of the six selected schemes are: 


De Matos Ryan

K4 Architects

Daniel Madeiros with Jonathan Schwinge

Make Architects

Quixotic Architecture

Philip Singleton said “I wanted to launch a competitive process to see what the profession came up with. I’m really very pleased with the first stage results and we now have six ideas that will be developed a little further.”

“The competition was designed to draw attention to the North side of Millennium Point on Jennens Road. This area feels very under played, yet many people approach us from that direction.”

Gabrielle Omar, Lolli & Square commented “The short-listed applicants demonstrated an impressive understanding of the site, and answered the brief with great knowledge and research of what Millennium Point brings and intends to bring to the local community - as well as internationally.  The competition has been very successful and attracted 27 entries, offering an impressive array of ideas, with varied yet interesting styles of presentation. The applicants varied from single entrants to entries from larger firms, which illustrated how effective the initial brief was in capturing the imagination of so many.”

The teams will now present their designs to the Judging Panel at a final interview at the end of February 2013.


Notes to editors

  • Millennium Point is entering its second decade and expanding its ambitions to becoming increasingly of national importance. It has a very significant presence in Eastside, Birmingham and not only hosts Thinktank and faculties of BCU, but also provides an amazing digital cinema experience at the Giant Screen.
  • Please ensure RIBA Competitions is credited when mentioning the above competition. RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run design and architectural competitions. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions
  • RIBA West Midlands is the regional office for the Royal Institute of British Architects and works to promote the architectural profession, and deliver events and professional development within the West Midlands region. We have a diverse member base of around 1,400 architects in 400 practices across the region, providing a rich and dynamic resource for the community.



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