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Chipperfield joins Copenhagen waterfront shortlist

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David Chipperfield Architects has become the latest British practice to be preselected for the finals of a major 'open' international competition.

The firm has already been named alongside Sauerbruch Hutton and Hamburg-based BRT Architekten on the shortlist for a huge waterfront development in Copenhagen.

However, the remaining four places on the seven-strong shortlist are still up for grabs and the contest organiser - Danish pension fund manager ATP - has opened it up to the rest of the world.

The company is hoping entrants will come up with a 'visionary design proposal for a 30-40,000m 2commercial building' in the waterside Langelinie area of the Danish capital.

The brief also calls for a conceptual design for the surrounding landscape, including the tip of the Langelinie Pier, a local tourist attraction.

David Chipperfield's unorthodox selection follows on from Bauman Lyons' recent prequalification for the Carlsberg Brewery site, which is also in Copenhagen, and FOA's shortlisting for the Israeli art academy in Jerusalem ( Israeli art academy seeks new designer through unorthodox competition).

Requests to enter the competition must be received by 7 December.

by Richard Waite

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