Six Finalists for Centre for Music in London
The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama have announced the shortlist for the planned Centre for Music in the City of London.
In May the three institutions launched their search for "internationally-recognized experts to develop plans for a state-of-the-art building of acoustic and visual excellence," per today's announcement. With £2.5million in funding from the City of London Corporation, the Centre for Music is aiming to for "a landmark building containing a world-class concert hall for the digital age," one that would be a permanent home to the London Symphony Orchestra and would also host performances from the Barbican’s "family of Associate orchestras and ensembles, as well as performances from touring artists and orchestras from across the UK and the world across a range of genres." The preferred site is just steps from the Barbican on land now occupied by the Museum of London, which is developing plans to move to a larger site at West Smithfield.
The shortlist of six firms/teams: