Graeme Massie Architects WINNER

Hall of Columns

We want to make a special place in the city. A space for shared experiences and everyday life. A memorable space for visitors and the city's cultural life. To achieve this we propose three key element:

When combined we believe these elements create a unique space. Grand but not austere. A lively and memorable space for the City of Birmingham.

We are delighted to have won the competition for Centenary Square in Birmingham. The project presents a fantastic opportunity to build on the success of the city in developing high quality public buildings and spaces, such as the Library of Birmingham and Eastside City Park. Through working closely with Birmingham City Council, key stakeholders and the wider community we hope to deliver a public space which everyone in the city can be proud of.

Graeme Massie

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We believe the winning scheme offers something different for Birmingham and will reshape Centenary Square into an important public space where people can stop, relax and socialise, rather than simply passing through, as well as coming together to enjoy a diverse calendar of events.

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council

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