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Birmingham

Birmingham Charrette

The challenge: For this intensive design day, we asked six practices to form teams to explore possibilities offered by the detailed design of Paradise Circus

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Birmingham Charrette: The brief

Here’s the brief we gave the teams

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Birmingham Charrette: The site and existing masterplan

On day one of the charrette, the design teams met Argent’s Rob Groves for a tour of the site to be talked through Glenn Howells’ Architects masterplan, make their own observations and get a feel for the site

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Birmingham Charrette: Sandy Rendel Architects

This group focused on the peripheral spaces of the masterplan

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Birmingham Charrette: FFLO

This group focused on creating a new centrepiece garden

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Birmingham Charrette: Assemble

Assemble proposed modifications to the massing

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Birmingham Charrette: Matheson Whiteley

Matheson and Whiteley chose to strengthen connections with Birmingham’s jewellery quarter

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Birmingham Charrette: Smith and Taylor

Smith and Taylor reintroduced neo-classical orders

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Birmingham Charrette: BPN Architects

BPN put a new green space for Birmingham at the heart of its scheme