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Finalists revealed for RIBA terrace contest

Gardening writer makes four-strong shortlist for competition to refurbish Portland Place terraces

The Observer’s gardening columnist Dan Pearson has been named among the four finalists shortlisted in the contest to redesign the terraces at the RIBA’s London headquarters.

The landscape designer is joined in the final stage by up-and-coming practice Glowacka Rennie Architects, Burd Haward Architects and designers Studio Weave and Millimetre.

Nearly 60 practices entered the competition, the winner of which will mastermind the overhaul of the three publicly accessible roof terraces at the rear of the RIBA’s Grade II*-listed nerve centre in Portland Place.

The jury chose the four designers ‘which they felt had best demonstrated their understanding of the project… and their ability to design and deliver a special rooftop experience which will complement the 1930s [George Grey Wornum] building.’

Each of the finalists will interviewed by the judges in early January.

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