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Five Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan UCL’s New Campus in London’s Olympicopolis

Five Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan UCL’s New Campus in London’s Olympicopolis
Five Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan UCL’s New Campus in London’s Olympicopolis, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park featuring, from left to right, Zaha Hadid-_-s Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the Olympic Stadium by Populous. The Olympicopolis site is on the far left. Image © Flickr CC user Martin Pettitt
London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park featuring, from left to right, Zaha Hadid-_-s Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the Olympic Stadium by Populous. The Olympicopolis site is on the far left. Image © Flickr CC user Martin Pettitt

Five consortiums have been shortlisted to envision the University College London’s (UCL) new 125,000-square-meter campus on a key section of London’s Olympicopolis. Planned for the site’s cultural and educational district, nearby the future homes of Victoria & Albert Museum, University of the Arts London and Sadler’s Wells, the campus’ first phase will include the university’s first School of Design, a “Museum of the Future,” and the UCL Center for Experimental Engineering.

The complete shortlist, including Aecom, Gehl Architects and Stanton Williams, after the break.

The five final teams:

  • Aecom with Stanton Williams, Fluid and Access = Design
  • Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands with Expedition Engineering, WSP Group, Townshend Landscape Architects, Useful Simple Group, Gardiner & Theobald, Quod, PFB Construction Management Services, Arup University, Sturgis Carbon Profiling, Alexi Marmot Associates, People Friendly Design, Space Syntax and PPS Group
  • Make with Gehl Architects, LDA Design, Aecom, London Communications Agency, The Neighbourhood, David Bonnett Associates and Quod
  • LDA Design with Nicholas Hare Architects, Buro Happold, Momentum Transport Planning, EC Harris, Soundings and Studio Weave
  • Allies & Morrison with O’Donnell & Tuomey, Buro Happold, Gross.Max and Gardiner & Theobald

UCL professor Steve Caddick said: “UCL East will be a university campus of the future – open, connected with businesses and embedded within the local community. We are looking forward to seeing the plans which the shortlisted teams will propose for the site, mirroring this vision for how the new campus will operate in the way it’s designed for the people and communities who’ll use it.”

A winning team will be announced in April. 

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Five Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan UCL’s New Campus in London’s Olympicopolis" 12 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/586329/five-teams-shortlisted-to-masterplan-ucl-s-new-campus-in-london-s-olympicopolis/> ISSN 0719-8884

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