The first stage of the competition, announced in the AJ, attracted 57 expressions of interest. Burd Haward Architects, Glowacka Rennie Archites and Studio Weave + Millimetre were also invited to outline their proposals for the project at a competitive interview.
Dan Pearson Studio is a landscape architecture practice and Pearson himself is a columnist for The Observer.
The firm’s scheme was judged to best meet the functional requirements of the publicly accessible terraces of the Grade 11 listed 1930s building, while also providing a memorable space. The strategy incorporates a changing backdrop of plants and living walls to create year-round interest.