Exhibition of shortlisted designs for the international design competition for the regeneration of Centenary Square in Birmingham, UK

Named Centenary Square in 1989 to mark the centenary of Birmingham achieving UK city status in 1889, Centenary Square is home to a number of key buildings, including the Library of Birmingham, the Old Rep Theatre, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall, as well as a variety of statues and sculptures. Plans for the square include an extension of the Midland Metro and improvements to road layouts, with the aim of making the space accessible to all Birmingham residents and visitors. This forms part of the Enterprise Zone Investment Plan, supporting growth and investment in the city centre. 

The stage 2 shortlisted designs have now been submitted in the international open design competition to redesign Birmingham’s Centenary Square. 

The designs will be on exhibition at the Library of Birmingham on the 3rd floor from Friday 22 May to Saturday 30 May.  Opening hours are Mondays and Tuesdays: 11am - 7pm; Wednesdays to Saturdays: 11am - 5pm and the library is closed on Sundays.  


The authors of the five shortlisted designs are:-


Barton Willmore

Broadway Malyan

Graeme Massie Architects

Open Studio Architects with United Visual Artists

Members of the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite scheme both at the physical exhibition and online at . The outcome of the public consultation will be taken into consideration by the judging panel during the final assessment.

The five shortlisted teams will present their designs to the Judging Panel on the 5 June and a winner will be selected by the end of June.

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