5 Practices Compete to Design Bournemouth Cultural Center

5 Practices Compete to Design Bournemouth Cultural Center

Known for its seven miles of "golden" beaches, the English town of Bournemouth is planning to build a £25 million cultural centre on the country's south coast. The project's organizers, Bournemouth Development Company (BDC) has shortlisted five international practices from 38 interested participants to vie for the commission: Zaha Hadid Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Levitt Bernstein Associates and Jestico + Whiles.

As BD Online reports, the proposal is expected to “conserve and enhance the architectural style of the town as a historic public realm and provide a sense of arrival and place,” as well as improve landscape and transport connections.

The site, currently being occupied by a car park, calls for a new 300-seat theater, gallery, hotel and six restaurants. 

A winner will be announced in April. 

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "5 Practices Compete to Design Bournemouth Cultural Center" 30 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/784692/5-practices-compete-to-design-bournemouth-cultural-center> ISSN 0719-8884

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