It is understood the firm, which is headed by four former Rogers protégés, has been shortlisted alongside both Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas to draw up plans for a hush-hush project in Bahrain. The other finalist is not known.
According to information obtained by the AJ, the quartet has been asked to come up with proposals for a massive 20-hectare masterplan for the oil-rich island in the Persian Gulf.
The mystery developer is believed to have invited FLACQ to enter the contest after spotting the practice's competition-winning Morecambe Bay scheme for Urban Splash ( ajplus 27.02.06).
Further details about the scheme, or when a winner will be announced, still remain firmly under wraps.