More than 100 teams from all over the world submitted expressions of interest for the Legacy Company’s design competitions for the new public space, visitor centres and playground within the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Five teams have been selected for the south park competition and another five selected for the north park competition. The selected teams are:
South Park Competition:
- Agence Ter (Paris) in collaboration with architects Heneghan Peng (Ireland), engineering consultants (park) Buro Happold (Bath), engineering consultants (buildings) ARUP (London), lighting designers Bartenbach LichtLabor (Austria); and quantity surveyors Gardiner & Theobald
- Gustafson Porter (London) in collaboration with architect Niall McLaughlin (Ireland), engineers ARUP (London) and quantity surveyors Davis Langdon
- James Corner Field Operations in collaboration with engineers ARUP (London), Make Architectstomato, planting and horticulture by Piet Oudolf, lighting designers and consultants L'Observatoire International (New York), events and live activity planning by Groundbreaking, play consultants Playlink, and quantity surveyors Deloitte
- Ken Smith Landscape Architect in collaboration with Michael Maltzan Architecture (California), civil, structural and sustainable engineers Buro Happold (Bath); landscape designer Piet Oudolf; public space program and management ETM associates (New Jersey) and cost consultant, design project manager, specification consultant Davis Langdon
- West 8 (Netherlands) in collaboration with architect Benthem Crouwel Architekten BV bnaBuro Happold (Bath); and quantity surveyor Davis Langdon (Australia)
North Park Competition:
- Cottrell &Vermeulen Architecture Ltd (London) in collaboration with structural engineer Engineers HRWOR Consulting (London) and quality surveyor Stockdale
- David Kohn Architects (London) in collaboration with landscape architects David Buck (London), Davies White (Surrey), consultancy Alan Baxer & Associates LLP (London) and project managers and cost consultants Jackson Coles (London)
- erect architecture (London) in collaboration with consulting structural engineers Tall engineers (London), service engineers Max Fordham (London), landscape consultants Land Use Consultants (London), artist and enabler Ashley McMormick (London), quantity surveyor Huntley Cartwright (Surrey) and play safety experts Children's Play Advisory Service (Coventry)
- The Landscape Partnership (London) in collaboration with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (London), structural engineers Jane Wernick Associates (London), M&E engineers Skelly&Couch (London); and cost management by Turner & Townsend (London)
- Ushida Findlay architects (London) in collaboration with landscape architect and masterplanner Grant associates (Bath), structural and services engineer ARUP (London), lighting designer Speirs and MajorDavis Langdon and play design best practice and enabling by Play England
The short-listed teams will be invited to submit a concept design in November which will be judged by an expert panel. The winner will be announced by the end of the year.
For further details of the projects, the Legacy Company’s aims and the shortlisted design teams please see Latest Update on the dedicated competition microsite.
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