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First look at shortlisted designs for Bristol arena

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Images have been revealed of the five finalists’ designs in the RIBA competition for a 12,000-capacity venue in central Bristol

Populous, working with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Buro Happold, and consortia headed by Grimshaw, Bilbao Arena designer IDOM, Sweden’s White Arkitekter and Wilkinson Eyre are all vying for the prized job.

The five shortlisted multi-disciplinary design teams in full

  • Grimshaw, MANICA Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, M-E Engineers and Neil Woodger Acoustics
  • IDOM (in collaboration with Foreman Roberts and Nagata Acoustics)
  • Populous / Feilden Clegg Bradley / Buro Happold / Vanguardia
  • White Arkitekter with Arup
  • Wilkinson Eyre with Arup

The £90 million council-backed scheme will occupy a former diesel depot site known as ‘Arena Island’ next to Temple Meads railway station and is being masterplanned by Allies and Morrison.

Plans for the new arena were initially announced by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson in March 2014.  The winning scheme will be selected by Ferguson alongside representatives from the RIBA and Bristol City Council, a structural engineer with experience of delivering stadiums, and a music promoter.

The concepts went on anonymous display this week and a winner will be announced in March.

The arena is scheduled to open towards the end of 2017.

 

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