Following the news last year that five teams had been shortlisted to redesign and reimagine the grounds of London's iconic Natural History Museum (NHM), five anonymous concept images have been unveiled. The brief called for proposals to "reshape the Museum’s grounds and reinvigorate its public setting" with an aim to creating "an innovative exterior setting that matches Alfred Waterhouse’s Grade I listed building and the award-winning Darwin Centre for architectural excellence, whilst also improving access and engaging visitors." Read on to see the competing teams, including individual concept images from BIG, Stanton Williams and Feilden Clegg Bradley. For Malcolm Reading, architect and competition organiser, "for anyone interested in design, this project is fascinating because it fuses architecture with landscape and addresses a landmark site that is admired across the world. The submissions are intriguing and the shortlisted teams brim with talented designers who are determined to” showcase the Museum like never before." According to Dr Michael Dixon, director of the NHM, "the quality and creativity of the concepts gives great insight into the design philosophy of each team and takes us one step closer to appointing the right candidate."
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