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
Daniel Madeiros with Jonathan Schwinge
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.