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Olympic Park public space design concept shortlist revealed

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has unveiled images of the shortlisted designs for London’s newest public space that will be located between the Aquatics Centre, the Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the 2012 Gardens.

The centrepiece will be a major public space that will be located to the south of the Olympic Park. Five design concepts have been shortlisted.

The shortlisted teams include international designers, engineers and landscape designers, but the Legacy Company said it will not identify which design belongs to which team in order to avoid influencing the judges’ decision.

Concept shortlist

The shortlisted teams for the South Park are:

• 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 Architects (London), identity and graphics by tomato (London), planting and horticulture by Piet Oudolf (Netherlands), lighting designers and consultants L’Observatoire International (New York), events and live activity planning by Groundbreaking, play consultants Playlink (London), quantity surveyors Deloitte (London)

• Ken Smith Landscape Architectin collaboration with Michael Maltzan Architecture (California), civil, structural and sustainable engineers Buro Happold (Bath), landscape designer Piet Oudolf (Netherlands), public space program and management ETM associates (New Jersey) and cost consultant, design project manager, specification consultant Davis Langdon (Australia)

West 8 (Netherlands) in collaboration with architect Benthem Crouwel Architekten BV bna (Netherlands), engineer Buro Happold (Bath), and quantity surveyor Davis Langdon (Australia)


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