The London School of Economics and RIBA have revealed the six shortlisted proposals for the new £100 million Paul Marshall Building at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
Chosen from 87 entries, the shortlisted proposals include international design practice Scott Brownrigg’s vision. As lead consultant, Scott Brownrigg worked in a design collaboration with Niall McLaughlin Architects, AKT II structural engineers, Chapman BDSP environmental engineers, Gillespies landscape architects and Mott MacDonald supporting specialist engineering.
All six proposals were showcased as part of an anonymous public exhibition from 2 to 17 March at LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.
LSE Director of Estates Julian Robinson said: ‘The amount of analysis and intellectual effort that has gone into the designs from each team is staggering and the results are impressive and very exciting. Given its size and prime location on Lincoln’s Inn Fields we want this to be a seminal university building; its legacy will endure for many generations so it is vital that we make the right decision.’
The proposed Paul Marshall Building, named after a major benefactor of the LSE, will replace the existing eight-storey post war office complex for Cancer Research UK at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The new building will include an institute for philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, academic and teaching space, as well as a new multi-purpose sports and arts facilities.
The design and civic qualities of the new building will enhance both local and international perceptions of LSE and transform the identity of the south side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, one of London’s oldest and most emblematic landscaped squares.
The competition has been featured in Architects' Journal, BD Online and Arch Daily.