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Up to three architects to be shortlisted for Crystal Palace project

11 December 2013 No Comment

Architects who wish to take on the Crystal Palace project will have until the 20th of January to put their names down.

According to bromleytimes.co.uk, after the search has been narrowed down to three candidates next Spring, the chosen architects will then be asked to prepare detailed submissions, as well as initial concept designs. The successful bidder will be decided upon in the summer.

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Architect chosen will be working with Arup

ZhongRong Group (ZRG) is backing the £500 million project which aims to restore Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace to its former glory, architectsjournal.co.uk reports. The iconic landmark was destroyed in a fire in 1936.

The entire building, which was made from plate glass and cast iron, is to be rebuilt on the same site to the exact size and scale. Inside the building will be a hotel, conference centre and other commercial spaces.

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Leader of Bromley Council, Stephen Carr, said he was looking forward to the project starting.

“Local people rightly want to see the detail and the appointment of architects and design teams will enable some of this detail to come forwards,” he explained. “Clearly the appointment will be a ZhongRong decision but I am encouraged by the desire to recruit a team of the highest calibre on a global stage and in quite a demanding short time scale.”

The architect that is chosen to lead the project will be working with lead consultant Arup to restore the site in south London.

Author: Laura Varley    Date Written: 11 December 2013

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