Pawson Williams Architects has been shortlisted in the competition for a major new cultural centre on the site of a disused manufacturing plant in Turin. Pawson Williams is the only UK practice in the 10strong field, which is dominated by Italians and includes Mario Bellini.
The 40,000m2 scheme will comprise a new central city library, a performing arts centre and 1,200seat theatre. Each practice receives a £17,000 honorarium. A winner will be announced in April 2001.