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Firms appointed to Athletes' Village design team

Caruso St John, de Rijke Marsh Morgan and Eric Parry Architects have been confirmed on the design team for the London 2012 Olympics Athletes' Village.

Developer Lend Lease and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that 18 firms will work on a range of different projects.

Eleven mid-rise residential schemes will be designed by:

• Caruso St John Architects;
• CF Møller Architects;
• Denton Corker Marshall;
• de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects;
• Eric Parry Architects;
• Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands;
• Glenn Howells Architects;
• Ian Ritchie Architects;
• Niall McLaughlin Architects;
• Panter Hudspith Architects;
• Penoyre & Prasad Architects; and.
• Piercy Conner Architects.

Make Architects and Ian Simpson Architects will continue to design two 30-storey residential towers.

Swiss firm Vogt Landscape Architects will develop the masterplan for the village, jointly with Patel Taylor, while Fletcher Priest Architects will be retained in a support capacity.

Lend Lease Europe chairman Nigel Hugill said: ‘These practices bring experience, energy and vitality to the village’s design and we are very pleased with the variety of practices appointed to date. We look forward to introducing more architects to the scheme in due course.’

ODA chief executive David Higgins said: ‘The announcement of some of Europe’s most talented architects and landscape designers to work on the designs of the Olympic Village is a huge boost and will ensure design excellence continues to play an essential role in the delivery of this project.’

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