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Six design teams shortlisted for Paul Marshall Building

44 Lincoln's Inn FieldsSix architectural companies have been shortlisted to submit designs for the redevelopment of LSE’s new Paul Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

A total of 87 expressions of interest have been received since September when LSE launched an international design competition for the new building.

The shortlisted teams (in alphabetical order) are:-

  • AL_A, London
  • David Chipperfield Architects, London
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Penoyre & Prasad, New York & London
  • Grafton Architects, Dublin
  • Herzog & de Meuron Architects, Basel & London
  • Niall McLaughlin Architects + Scott Brownrigg, London

The brief for the architectural firms is to achieve the following for the Paul Marshall Building:

  • The new building will play a key role in promoting the values, ethos and brand of the School;
  • Its contemporary high-quality design will inspire future generations of students and academics and will be regarded as a seminal piece of university architecture in its historic setting overlooking Lincoln’s Inn Fields in central London;
  • Innovative and adaptable teaching and research workspaces that combine the best of old and new methods of student-centred learning and academic enquiry/scholarship;
  • The building will be integral to the transformation of the campus and enhancement of the public realm as well as contributing to the quality of its unique neighbourhood;
  • Environmental sustainability and carbon minimisation will be fundamental aspects of the building’s identity.

Julian Robinson, LSE’s Director of Estates, said: “This was the hardest choice. The response was amazing, with many high profile firms from across the world submitting. We have tried to pick a stimulating shortlist which will produce a range of different design responses to this extraordinary site.”

Paul Marshall is a major benefactor of LSE, recently contributing £30m for the creation of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and towards the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which was purchased by LSE in 2013 from Cancer Research UK.  The new building will house The Marshall Institute alongside a number of academic departments and research centres, following completion of its redevelopment.

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For more information please contact the LSE Press Office pressoffice@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7060.

For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions

20 November 2015