Grimshaw, IDOM, Populous, Feilden Clegg Bradley, White Arkitekter and Wilkinson Eyre are among five international design teams who've been recently shortlisted in a RIBA-organized competition to design the £90 million Bristol Arena, a 12,000-seat indoor entertainment venue set to open by 2017. At this point, the proposals remain anonymous and the public is being asked for their opinion. A judging panel, that includes the Mayor of Bristol, will review the public commentary and designs before selecting a team in March. Take a look at the projects and share your thoughts, after the break.
The complete list of shortlisted teams:
- Grimshaw, MANICA Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, M-E Engineers and Neil Woodger Acoustics
- IDOM (in collaboration with Foreman Roberts and Nagata Acoustics)
- Populous / Feilden Clegg Bradley / Buro Happold / Vanguardia
- White Arkitekter with Arup
- Wilkinson Eyre with Arup
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to design a great performance venue for the city region that also boosts the regeneration of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The successful design must above all function well, whilst inspiring audiences and offering a great experience for artists," stated Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson. "The new arena must also work effectively and flexibly whilst being deliverable and affordable."
You can share your comments with the City of Bristol by February 11, here.