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Five Teams Shortlisted To Design Bristol Arena

Five Teams Shortlisted To Design Bristol Arena
Five Teams Shortlisted To Design Bristol Arena, Vision of the masterplan (commissioned in 2007). Image Courtesy of Bristol Temple Quarter
Vision of the masterplan (commissioned in 2007). Image Courtesy of Bristol Temple Quarter

Five practices have been shortlisted to put forward designs for the Bristol Arena, a cultural and sporting hub which is set to have a 12,000 seating capacity and is due to open towards the end of 2017. The city's Mayor, George Ferguson (who is himself an architect-turned-politician), has said that "we now have five very capable and talented design teams with a wealth of experience between them drawing up proposals" that will contribute to the regeneration of the city's Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (a site close to Temple Meads Station). The five shortlisted multi-disciplinary design teams are consortiums experienced in delivering major cultural venues in the UK or overseas. A team led by Populous, who completed the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, are running in collaboration with Feilden Clegg Bradley, who were shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize. They are competing against teams led by Grimshaw and Wilkinson Eyre, who recently installed a cable-car across London's Millennium Dome.

See details of the five teams after the break.

For Lynne Sullivan of the RIBA (who organised the competition), the "overall the quality of the competition submissions was extraordinarily good, but we are satisfied that those chosen for the second stage of the city’s exciting journey, to deliver the heart of Bristol’s new quarter, will bring the right combination of experience and inspiration to the final selection of the Bristol Arena design team."

A public exhibition of the five design proposals will be held in January ahead of a decision on the winner in March 2015.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Five Teams Shortlisted To Design Bristol Arena" 12 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/566710/five-teams-shortlisted-to-design-bristol-arena/> ISSN 0719-8884

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