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Shortlists for major Olympic Park contests revealed

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Heneghan Peng, David Kohn and Ushida Findlay are among practices shortlisted in two major design competitions for the London 2012 Olympic Park announced today (22 September)

The shortlists for the £5 million North Park ‘hub’ playground close to the Velodrome and £12 million South Park public space between the Aquatics Centre and Olympic Stadium (pictured) were chosen more than 100 expressions of interest to the contests.

Olympic Park Legacy Company design chief Kathryn Firth said: ‘The design competition has attracted worldwide interest from award winning practices wanting to create a lasting and influential design in one of the world’s great cities.

‘We have a dynamic mix of international and home grown talent that we expect to come forward with cutting edge designs for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.’

The finalists will develop their designs prior to the announcement of a winner later this year.

Shortlists in full

South Park competition:

Agence Ter (Paris) in collaboration with architects Heneghan Peng (Ireland), engineering consultants (park) Buro Happold (Bath), engineering consultants (buildings) ARUP (London), lighting designers Bartenbach LichtLabor (Austria), and quantity surveyors Gardiner & Theobald

Gustafson Porter (London) in collaboration with architect Niall McLaughlin (Ireland), engineers ARUP (London) and quantity surveyors Davis Langdon

James Corner Field Operations in collaboration with engineers ARUP (London), Make Architects (London), identity and graphics by tomato, planting and horticulture by Piet Oudolf, lighting designers and consultants L’Observatoire International (New York), events and live activity planning by Groundbreaking, play consultants Playlink, quantity surveyors Deloitte

Ken Smith Landscape Architect in collaboration with Michael Maltzan Architecture (California), civil, structural and sustainable engineers Buro Happold (Bath), landscape designer Piet Oudolf, public space program and management ETM associates (New Jersey) and cost consultant, design project manager, specification consultant Davis Langdon

West 8 (Netherlands) in collaboration with architect Benthem Crouwel Architekten BV bna (Netherlands), engineer Buro Happold (Bath), and quantity surveyor Davis Langdon (Australia)


North Park competition:

Cottrell &Vermeulen Architecture (London) in collaboration with structural engineer Engineers HRW (London), services consultant OR Consulting (London) and quality surveyor Stockdale

David Kohn Architects (London) in collaboration with landscape architects David Buck (London), Davies White (Surrey), consultancy Alan Baxer & Associates LLP (London) and project managers and cost consultants Jackson Coles (London)

erect architecture (London) in collaboration with consulting structural engineers Tall engineers (London), service engineers Max Fordham (London), landscape consultants Land Use Consultants (London), artist and enabler Ashley McMormick (London), quantity surveyor Huntley Cartwright (Surrey) and play safety experts Children’s Play Advisory Service (Coventry)

The Landscape Partnership (London) in collaboration with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (London), structural engineers Jane Wernick Associates (London), M&E engineers Skelly&Couch (London), and cost management by Turner & Townsend (London)

Ushida Findlay architects (London) in collaboration with landscape architect and masterplanner Grant associates (Bath), structural and services engineer ARUP (London), lighting designer Speirs and Major (London), quantity surveyor Davis Langdon and play design best practice and enabling by Play England (London)



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