The RIBA has launched an international competition for a new £100 million building for the London School of Economics
The proposed Paul Marshall Building will replace 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields – an eight-storey post war office complex purchased by the university two years ago.
The development is expected to feature a new faculty, a nursery, staff accommodation and sports centre.
The competition is the third run by the RIBA for the prestigious university. O’Donnell + Tuomey’s contest-winning £21.5million Saw Swee Hock Student Centre was shortlisted for last year’s Stirling Prize and a competition-winning £120 million Global Centre for Social Sciences by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is currently on site.
LSE director of estates Julian Robinson said: ‘With a project value in excess of £100 million, the Paul Marshall Building presents a unique challenge for architects to secure a high-profile global scheme with the opportunity to design a new landmark university building in one of central London’s most important and historic areas.’
Six teams will be shortlisted following an open pre-qualification round. The finalists – set to be announced before the end of the year – will each receive an honorarium and be invited to compete in the contest’s design phase starting in January.
The deadline for requests to participate is 2pm on 19 October.
How to apply
Visit the competition website for more information