(N67) ZhongRong-Arup Consultation - Architectural shortlist announced (25 February 2014)

The next stage of selecting possible candidates for the final task of designing the ZhongRong building proposition for the palace terrace at Crystal Palace Park has ended in an announcement of the short-list candidates:

  1. David Chipperfield Architects
  2. Grimshaw
  3. Haworth Tompkins Architects
  4. Marks Barfield Architects
  5. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  6. Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor

Here are a few notes on the architects

Sir Davidf Chipperfield

Sir David Alan Chipperfield CBE RA RDI RIBA is a British architect, born in London. He has offices in London, Berlin and Milan, and a representative office in Shanghai.

Born: December 18, 1953 (age 60), London
Books: David Chipperfield: Zusammenspiel
Awards: Stirling Prize, Royal Gold Medal, Wolf Prize in Arts
Education: Kingston University, Architectural Association School of Architecture


Marbach Museum

Marbach Museum of Modern Literature, 2006

Sir Nicolas Grimshaw Born: 9 October 1939, Hove, East Sussex
He was educated at Wellington College. From 1959 to 1962, he studied at the Edinburgh College of Art before winning a scholarship to attend the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he won further scholarships to travel to Sweden in 1963 and the United States in 1964. He graduated from the AA in 1965 with an honours diploma, and having entered into a partnership with Terry Farrell, he joined the Royal Institute of British Architects two years later in 1967.

Eden Project, Cornwall

Eden Project Cornwall, St Austell 2001

Graham Haworth

Graham Haworth (Director) studied architecture at the University of Nottingham and the University of Cambridge. He worked with John Outram Associates, SOM and Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones and was a founding member of Bennetts Associates in 1987 before forming Haworth Tompkins Architects with Steve Tompkins in 1991.

Steve Tompkins(Director)
Toby Johnson (Managing Director)

Red Shed - South-Bank

Red Shed, South Bank, London, 2013

Marks Barfield Architecture

Partners: David Marks, Julia Barfield, Ian Rudolph, Leigh Jostins

Founded: 1989
Based: London SW4
Julia Barfield - Archtectural Association
David Marks - Archtectural Association

"...Marks and Barfield have an almost old-fashioned faith in the power of design and technology to make the world a better place." The Guardian,Steve Rose 27 March 2006.


London Eye

London Eye, 2000

Graham Stirk, Richard Rogers, Ivan Harbour

"architecture is about public space held by buildings"
Guardian, Charlotte Higgins, 28 January 2012

At the heart of our urban startegy lies the concept that cities are for the meeting of friends and starngers in civilised public spaces surrounded by beautiful buildings.

Maggie's Pavilion

Maggies Pavilion, Fulham Palace Rd. London 2008

Zaha Hadid

Born in Baghdad Iraq in 1950, Zaha Hadid commenced her college studies at the American University in Beirut, in the field of mathematics. She moved to London in 1972 to study architecture at the Architectural Association and upon graduation in 1977.


(Pritzker Architecture Prize 2013)


Serpentine Gallery addition

Serpentine Gallery, London, Exhibition Space, 2012

"Six renowned architect practices offering a diverse range of approaches have been shortlisted in the next stage of the
competition to select an architect to design The Crystal Palace as a new cultural destination for London in the spirit, scale and
magnificence of the original.

"Up to three teams from this shortlist will be invited to prepare initial concept designs in the final competition stage. The
selected architect, due to be appointed in the summer, will work closely with the lead consultant Arup.

"The selection panel includes the ZhongRong Group; President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Stephen Hodder; Chair
of New London Architecture, Peter Murray; London Borough of Bromley Councillor, Peter Morgan; Hank Dittmar; Sir Tim Smit;
Sir John Sorrell CBE; and, Deputy Mayor of London, Ric Blakeway. The selection process is being run by Colander Associates. "


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