The Natural History Museum calls for Expressions of Interest in Civic Realm Competition. In 2012, the museum created a Masterplan Development Framework, intended to serve as a charter to guide and underpin development at the NHM for the next 25 years. A key project for early delivery is a revived grounds – the re-ordering of the extensive gardens and access-ways in order to improve the visitor experience, enhance the setting of the Grade I listed building and reconcile the overlapping uses of the space.
The Museum encourages responses from multi-disciplinary teams from a wide range of fields, such as landscape design, architecture and engineering to craftspeople, ecology, the arts, interpretation, learning, barrier-free design and gardening.
The project’s key themes encompass: a skillful balance of respect for the heritage values of the building and setting; exemplary, original and sustainable design, which satisfies the expectations of world visitors and the importance of the institution; safe, secure and inclusive design outcomes; and the needs of the Museum community of visitors, staff and neighbours.
The first stage is a wide call for Expressions of Interest, concluding with the selection of shortlist of no less than five teams. At the second stage, these teams will be invited to develop a design approach. The Competition will conclude with the selection of a single winning team and design approach by a jury. A public exhibition of the shortlisted teams will be held prior to the jury meeting.
Registration and more information
Goto the Natural History Museum | Civic Realm Competition website for the Competition Prospectus and Competition registration.
Expressions of interest by 28th October 2013
EOIs, with the submission form securely attached to the front of the submission, must be received by 12 noon on Monday 28th October 2013.
Submissions should be delivered to:
66 Shoe Lane
Competition is organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants Limited
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