Five competing designs for the future of Birmingham’s Centenary Square are on display in the Library of Birmingham up to 31 May. No less than £8m is available to create a city square that people from near, far and wide will want to visit and linger.
The restructure of the square is a really important decision for the City of Birmingham.
You can vote for your favourite design there and then and also give your views verbally.
Alternatively you can vote on the RIBA website.
The results will be announced in June.
A worldwide competition for designs was launched last year by the Council in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
It attracted 185 responses from 31 different countries. An internal City Council assessment reduced this to 35 entries which were then assessed by a 6-person panel including local stakeholders (on the panel was John McDermott, our chair of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum). They short-listed five of these for further detailed development by their designers.
For more information visit the RIBA website.
Article by Geoff Caine