Futuristic architecture against ancient history in competition to replace iconic Edinburgh bandstand – Herald Scotland

FUTURISTIC architecture is vying for a slot against ancient history because the brief-listers push their model of the brand new Ross Bandstand to the folks of Edinburgh.

The architects behind buildings together with Kelvingrove Bandstand, the Shard and a Smithsonian museum are amongst these bidding for the rebuild of the well-known construction.

The competition to replace the iconic bandstand in West Princes Road Gardens with a brand new landmark pavilion has had 125 groups from 22 international locations whittled down to seven finalists.


They've been invited to create the idea designs for the £25 million undertaking temporary, which features a venue to replace the bandstand, a customer centre and "refined updates" to the gardens.

London-primarily based Adjaye Associates, the agency behind the Smithsonian Establishment’s Nationwide Museum of African American History and Tradition on the Nationwide Mall in Washington DC, the Danish BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, with vital initiatives together with the Serpentine Pavilion 2016 and the Danish Maritime Museum, and Flanagan Lawrence, additionally of London, who collaborated on the design for the refurbishment of the Szczecin Amphitheatre in Poland are included.

Web page Park Architects, described as one among Scotland's main architectural practices and presently restoring the Waterproof coat constructing for the GlasgowSchool of Artwork, had been accountable for the refurbishment of Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre in Glasgow.

Norway's Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, who're behind the Romsdal Museum, and US-primarily based wHY, a world collective involving architect Allan Cumming, Aaron Hicklin, Alison Watson, Peter Ross, Adrian Turpin and Beatrice Colin, has additionally been chosen.


The agency stated wHY has assembled a group of "thought leaders and artistic influencers, together with engineers, designers, plant-lovers, graphic designers, writers, journalists, actors, artists, and activists who're obsessed with Scotland and taking part in the dialog for the way forward for the Ross Pavilion".

London-primarily based William Matthews Associates and Sou Fujimoto Architects of Japan are additionally shortlisted collectively. Prior to establishing the agency William labored with Renzo Piano for 19 years, throughout which era he led the design group of the Shard in London.

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Futuristic architecture against ancient history in competition to replace iconic Edinburgh bandstand - Herald Scotland