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Brits make shortlist for Pisa's historic quarter

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A trio of British architects have been shortlisted for an extensive reworking of Pisa's historic quarter - a designated World Heritage Site.

Allies and Morrison, David Chipperfield and Paul Davis & Partners are among 10 international practices that have made it through to the next round to redevelop Santa Chiara Hospital, located in the heart of Pisa and bordering the historic Cathedral Square.

Paul Davis & Partners is working with local architect Cristofani & Lelli Architetti and engineer Majowiecki in a consortium led by architect Gian Piero Buffi.

Led by Comune di Pisa, the competition attracted 40 entries from practices including Chapman Taylor, Terry Farrell Architects and Spanish architects EMBT and Oriol Bohigas of MBM Arquitectes.

As part of the proposal, the hospital, which dates back to 1257, will be dismantled and redeveloped and its various functions relocated to a dedicated zone within the new city.

by Clive Walker

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