West Smithfield Museum of London Shortlist

The Museum of London announced the six architectural teams shortlisted to design its new museum in West Smithfield in the international design competition organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC). The museum also released full details of the competition jury.
   The new museum, which has a £130-150m construction budget, will secure the future of a series of much-loved heritage buildings at West Smithfield, help regenerate this historic part of the City of London and re-launch the museum, which has seen its audiences soar in recent years.
The shortlisted teams are (in alphabetical order):
• BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group (DK) with Hawkins\Brown (UK)
• Caruso St John Architects (UK)
• Diener & Diener Architekten (CH) with Sergison Bates Architects (UK)
• Lacaton & Vassal Architectes (FR) with Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio (UK)
• Stanton Williams (UK) with Asif Khan (UK)
• studio Milou architecture (FR) with RL& Associés (FR) and Axis Architects (UK)