By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

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

104_charrette_low_res_DSC_9765

Birmingham Charrette: The brief

Here’s the brief we gave the teams

052_charrette_low_res_DSC_9524

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

266_charrette_low_res_DSC_0111

Birmingham Charrette: Sandy Rendel Architects

This group focused on the peripheral spaces of the masterplan

147_charrette_low_res_DSC_9908

Birmingham Charrette: FFLO

This group focused on creating a new centrepiece garden

17

Birmingham Charrette: Assemble

Assemble proposed modifications to the massing

126_charrette_low_res_DSC_9862

Birmingham Charrette: Matheson Whiteley

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

590_charrette_low_res_DSC_0623

Birmingham Charrette: Smith and Taylor

Smith and Taylor reintroduced neo-classical orders

390_charrette_low_res_DSC_0303

Birmingham Charrette: BPN Architects

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