Hoskins and Williams among finalists for £32m German venue
Two British practices have made the shortlist to design a €32 million (£26million) concert hall in Bochum, Germany
London-based Keith Williams Architects was named among the 10 finalist, heading up a team which includes engineers Buro Happold.
Glasgow-based Gareth Hoskins Architects also made the cut, as did six German practices, a Dutch firm and a Spanish outfit.
The new Bochum Musikzentrum will be on a 4,700m² site in the centre of the town, part of a wider masterplan aimed at regenerating part of the city.
The project, run by the City of Bochum and supported by the Bochum Symphony Foundation, will create a new home for the Bochum Symphony Orchestra.
Designs will centre on a 1,000-seat concert hall as well as a 250-seat multipurpose hall and new facilities for the local music school.
The vacant 19th Century Marien-Church is to be preserved on the site, and will form an integral part of the overall scheme. The teams have until 4 May to complete their proposals
The full shortlist is:
· Keith Williams Architects with Buro Happold
· Max Dudler, Berlin, Germany
· SATINJNplus Architekten, Born, Netherlands
· Bez + Kock Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany
· SelgasCano, Madrid, Spain
· Hillmer & Sattler and Albrecht, Berlin, Germany
· Gareth Hoskins Architects, Glasgow/Berlin
· Klaus Roth Gesellschaft von Architekten, Berlin
· Hascher Jehle, Berlin. Germany
· JSWD Architekten, Koeln, Germany