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BACA sole UK practice asked to join Netherlands design competition

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Fresh off the back of its Docklands Barges win, Baca Architects is one of nine international firms invited by the Municipality of Nijmegen to propose ideas for a new peninsula in Holland

The young practice joins a selection of more established practices invited to draw up proposals for a peninsula that will be created as part of an extensive dyke relocation programme to make room for the River Waal.

Baca were invited as a result of their work with water: The LifE project for DEFRA, Dordrecht flood-proof pilot of floating and amphibious homes, Silvertown Surf and the Docklands Barge win.

The brief calls for a 70m residential tower, new footbridge, approx. 200 houses and a new theatre. The full shortlist is: West 8 Architecture, Rotterdam; Neutelings Riedijk, Rotterdam; Vera Tanovshtchinsky Architectens, Gravenhage; Mecanoo Architecten, Delft; 24H Architecture , Rotterdam; Schneider & Schumacher, Frankfurt; Atelier Dreiseitl, Uberlingen; Baca Architects, London.

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