The list of 47 architects who will work on the 2012 Olympic Games' Athletes' Village has been revealed.
Lend Lease, the consortium behind the £2 billion east London scheme, whittled the finalists down from 434 submissions to a working group that includes burgeoning talent, such as Plasma Studio, 6a and FAT, as well as established outfits, including Feilden Clegg Bradley and Eric Parry Architects.
The masterplan for Stratford City Zones 2-7 - in which the Athletes' Village scheme falls - is being designed by Fletcher Priest Architects (FPA) along with West 8 and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM).
A Lend Lease spokesman said: 'This team [FPA, AHMM and West 8] will have an ongoing role in the selection process and will continue to work on the project at a strategic level alongside the selected architects and other stakeholders.'
From the 47 practices selected for the Athletes' Village, Lend Lease said a series of shortlists would now be prepared to choose architects to design each of the 'individual elements' of the site.
The first commissions are set to be awarded in September 2007, and initial designs released in December 2007. It is expected that there will be 20-30 individual commissions.
The full list, managed by the Architecture Foundation and chosen by a 10-strong jury, is:6a;Alison Brooks;Amin Taha;Architects in Residence;Block Architecture;Brendeland & Kristofferson (Norway);Camenzind Evolution (Switzerland);Caruso St John;C F Møller;Cottrell & Vermeulen;Denton Corker Marshall;de Rijke Marsh Morgan;DSDHA;Eric Parry;FAT;Flacq;Feilden Clegg Bradley;Featherstone Associates;Gianni Botsford Architects;Gigon/Guyer (Switzerland);Glenn Howells;Haworth Tompkins;Heneghan Peng;Ian Ritchie;Klein Dytham (Japan);Levitate Architecture and Design;Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands;Munkenbeck & Marshall Urbanism;McChesney Architects;Niall McLaughlin;Nissen Adams;NL Architects (Netherlands);Panter Hudspith;Patel Taylor;Penoyre & Prasad;Peter Barber;Piercy Conner;Plasma Studio;S333 Architecture and Urbanism;Sauerbruch Hutton (Germany);SeARCH (Netherlands);Sergison Bates;Studio Egret West;Surface;Shop Architects (USA);UN Studio (Netherlands); andWalter Menteth Architects.by Max Thompson