in may 2017, the barbican, london symphony orchestra and guildhall school of music and drama created an open selection process to shortlist companies for this role, seeking applications from internationally recognized experts to develop plans for a state-of-the-art building of acoustic and visual excellence. the six firms selected are: AL_A and diamond schmitt architectsdiller scofidio + renfro and sheppard robson, foster + partnersgehry partners, llp and arup associatesrenzo piano building workshop and snøhetta.

read more on AL_A’s v&a project
image © hufton+crow



the centre for music is planned to contain a world-class concert hall, education, training and digital spaces, excellent facilities for audiences and performers, and significant supporting commercial areas. it would be a place of welcome, participation, discovery and learning fit for the digital age. additionally, the centre would be a permanent home to the london symphony orchestra.

gehry partners llp, new world symphony project
image © iwan baan

read more on diller scofidio + renfro, roy and diana vagelos education center at columbia university project
image © iwan baan

foster + partners’ sage gateshead
image © nigel young/foster + partners

read more on renzo piano’s isabella stewart gartner museum
image © nic lehoux, courtesy rpbw

snøhetta’s norwegian national opera, oslo,
image © snøhetta

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