Urban Splash has announcd a shortlist of six designs by young British architects for the £500,000 sales suite at its forthcoming Tribeca scheme in Liverpool.
Architects under 35-years-old were invited to enter the competition, held in association with the Architects' Journal, to design a marketing pavilion with internal space for large displays, a viewing gallery and to be a landmark on the skyline.
The shortlisted entries, announced last night at the launch of an exhibition of all 112 entries at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre on Greenland Street, are:
Alan Huang of the Architectural Association, Sheffield
Graeme Nicholls, APE, Glasgow
Euan Watson, Foster Lomas, London
Hari Phillips, Bell Phillips Architects, London
Robert Jamison, Robert Jamison Architects, London
Desmond O'Dwyer, Black Architecture, London
The final six entrants will now present to the judging panel, including Tom Bloxham, chairman of Urban Splash, and chief executive, Jonathan Falkingham, and Beatrice Fraenkel, chief executive of Renew North West. A winner will be named by the end of June.
Simon Humphreys, development director of Urban Splash, said: "We want this building to be creative, unique and embrace everything Urban Splash is aiming to achieve with the redevelopment of the Great George Street area."
The developer has planning permission for 706 new homes including apartments and family houses, 80,000 sq ft of office and retail space, a crèche, a hotel and gardens on the triangular site below the Anglican Cathedral.
Humphreys added: "The final six models each warranted a place on the shortlist due to their exceptional creativity and ability to meet our criteria. We now look forward to choosing our winner and providing them with all the resources and support required to deliver on this fantastic opportunity."
- Visit the Events Forum to view pictures from last night's event. The exhibition at Novas CUC is open from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday, until June 27.