Broadway Malyan appointed to Liverpool 'hub' scheme for integration of surroundings
Broadway Malyan have won a lucrative architecture competition with their design for a ‘destination hub’ in Liverpool, UK. The design for the Everton Park Destination Hub will now be realised by the global architecture and design practice, which has offices in Liverpool.
Appointed to the scheme following a public consultation and a technical assessment, over 120 residents and interested parties gave their views on the five different design proposals for Everton Park from the firms Austin Smith Lord, Cass Associates, FVMA, Studio Three and Broadway Malyan. Consisting of an information centre, event and gallery space and a cafe, the Broadway Malyan design was chosen as it 'made the best use of the Park’s unrivalled panoramic views of the city and the River Mersey'.
Matt Brook, Director at Broadway Maylan, said of the appointment: “People responded to the way we made use of the existing environment, especially the staggering views. We explored the notion of ‘reveal’ by combining the landscape with a linear east to west-facing building so that the full panorama is concealed and only revealed once the visitor reaches the tip of the building, maximising the impact of the vista and enhancing the visitor experience. We now look forward to helping to realise the potential of one of the city’s best assets.”
This new project is one of many such initiatives taking place in the park, with other schemes proposed including a heritage trail and landscape-based proposals from Fritz Haeg and landscape architect James Corner, whose designs have been presented as part of Liverpool’s Biennial. Once the project is finalised, Broadway Malyan’s design will be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a funding assessment.
Speaking about the scheme, Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision, the economic development company that organised the event: “This is a major milestone on Everton Park’s journey and the winning design will act as a spur to approaching funding bodies to help us start the project later this year. Broadway Malyan’s stunning and innovative approach fit most perfectly with our ambition to make Everton Park a major tourist destination and a great community asset.”