Six shortlisted for new RIBA building

Six architecture practices – five of them London-based – have been shortlisted to design the new administrative headquarters of Britain’s top architecture organisation.

The Royal Institute of British Architects has chosen the six from a total of 32 practices who entered the competition to design the new premised at 76 Portland Place, a couple of doors down from the RIBA’s art deco building at 66 Portland Place.

The shortlist includes Liverpool- and London-based ShedKM, well-known for its development of Fort Dunlop in Birmingham. Also included are Ben Adams Architects, Moxon Architects, Piercy & Company, Spacelab, and Tunbridge Wells-based Theis & Khan.

The shortlisted practices will all be interviewed by the selection panel later this month before a winner is chosen.

RIBA president Stephen Hodder said: “The quality of the 32 submissions and the range of practices who have expressed their interest in working on the project is very impressive. The field was so strong, the Selection Panel decided to increase the number of shortlisted teams, from five to six.”

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