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Spot the architect: LSE student union contenders revealed

The AJ can exclusively reveal the first images of the six shortlisted schemes in the competition for the London School of Economics’ (LSE) new £21.5 million students’ centre

The designs, submitted anonymously, include entries by Stirling Prize-winners David Chipperfield and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. They are joined in the final of the RIBA-organised competition by Ireland’s O’Donnell + Tuomey, Danish practice 3XN, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and de Rijke Marsh Morgan.

A winner will be announced by the end of this month.

Readers' comments (6)

Can you pick which scheme has been designed by which architect?

  • Scheme E must be Mr Chipperfield. And B could be those Danes 3XN. Not putting bets on it though.

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  • I reckon...

    A - AHMM
    B - 3XN
    C - Feilden Clegg Bradley
    D - O'Donell and Tuomey
    E - Chippo
    F - DRMM

    Is there a prize? A share of the winner's money perhaps?

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  • its not

    A - Chippo
    B - O'Donnell and Tuomey
    C - DRMM
    D - AHMM
    E - 3XN
    F - Feilden Clegg Bradley

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  • A - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
    B - 3XN
    C – Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
    D - Morris and de Rijke Marsh Morgan
    E – Chipperfield
    F- O’Donnell Tuomey

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  • Yep, I reckon F is O'Donnell & Tuomey.

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  • Architects seldom have to live around but not use the buildings they create. While looking modern and interesting on paper, a lot of their creations quickly become tacky eyesores in reality. I often feel that our modern monstrosities are arrogant personal statements by selfish architects. i.e. The Beetham tower in Manchester, the gherkin and so many others including the schemes in this competition. Perhaps they should be required to live in their creations before charging their fees.
    Architects should not have the right to dictate to everyone else what buildings should look like.
    They should rather be employed by the rest of us to design & build things that look elegant & will stand the test of time. After all, more people pay to visit old buildings than new ones. But what do I know, I'm just a taxpayer...

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