The selection contains some international design heavyweights alongside local household names:
- Adjaye Associates, Benedetti Architects and PUP Architects in collaboration with Charcoalblue, David Bonnett, DP9, Nigel Dunnett, OneDotZero, Peter Stewart, The Place Bureau, Transsolar, WSP.
- Allies and Morrison and Asif Khan Studio in collaboration with Alan Baxter Ltd, Buro Happold, Charcoalblue, Hood Design Studio, Isaac Julien Studio, les éclaireurs.
- BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Avanti Architects, and POoR Collective in collaboration with Applied, Atelier Ten, Barker Langham, Buro Happold, Charcoalblue, People Friendly Design, Speirs + Major.
- Diller Scofido + Renfro, McCloy + Muchemwa, and Purcell in collaboration with Buro Happold, Charcoalblue, David Bonnett, GROSS. MAX., L’Observatoire, Nagata Acoustics, Nigel Dunnett, North Design, Patrick Burnham OBE, The Young Foundation.
- FCBStudios (Feilden Clegg Bradley), Bureau de Change, Schulze+Grassov, and Thinc in collaboration with AKT II, James Hitchmough, JWE, Max Fordham, Momentum, Nigel Dunnett, Ramboll.
“This project will harness the visionary ambition of the City of London Corporation forty years ago, which chose to build the Centre, and make the venue ready for another four decades, continuing and amplifying the brilliant artistic achievements since then,” said Barbican Centre Board chair Tom Sleigh in a statement. “Crucially, this project will strengthen the Barbican’s ability to play a leading role in the recovery of the City and the capital from the pandemic.”
The announcement of the final appointment is expected in April.
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