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Winner announced for Millennium Point Visibility Competition

Date:

20 March 2013

Press release contact:

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

Millennium Point and the RIBA are delighted to announce that Daniel Madeiros & Jonathan Schwinge have won the ideas competition to enhance the visibility and image of Millennium Point in Birmingham from the Jennens Road approach.

They fought off strong competition from BDP, De Matos Ryan, K4 Architects, Make Architects and Quixotic Architecture, but ultimately the Judging Panel were unanimous in their decision.

The young team of James Lew and Kieren Majhail from BDP and K4 Architects led by Bob Ghosh were both highly commended by the Judging Panel for their contribution to the competition.

Philip Singleton, Chief Executive of Millennium Point said on behalf of the Judging Panel "The teams put in a lot of effort and we were delighted to meet and interview all six. I was fascinated looking at six very different ideas and how they had developed from stage one.  The panel was struck by the beauty and grace of the winning idea which was underpinned by craft and technology that convinced us that the dramatic form could be constructed.  We chose two further submissions and commended them for their approach and thoroughness."

Gavin Orton (RIBA West Midlands Chairman) commented: “The Panel was impressed by the quality of the schemes and diversity of entrants. Each demonstrated sensitivity to the complexities of the site and an understanding of the client’s ambitions. The creativity, dedication and commitment of the architectural community continues to inspire and I’m sure Millennium Point will benefit greatly from this competition and the opportunities it now has for its next phase of architectural evolution.” 

Daniel Madeiros, competition winner said “‘We are delighted to have won the competition, it was a pleasure to meet the panel and present a proposal that will inspire and give a long lasting sense of legacy to the site. The proposal is a concise response to the competition brief and the site, our interest is a sculptural form which has precision and elegance – an object to soften and revitalise the local environment.”

For more details about the competition please visit: www.architecture.com/competitions

 

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.
    Contact details for Philip Singleton; philip.singleton@millenniumpoint.org.uk0121 202 2201
  • 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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