Six teams shortlised for Crystal Palace redevelopment

25 February 2014

Six teams of architects have been shortlisted for the £500 million redevelopment of the Crystal Palace in London,UK, funded by Chinese investment firm ZhongRong Group.

David Chipperfield Architects, Grimshaw, Haworth Tompkins Architects, Marks Barfield Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor will compete for the project, which will see the 1851 structure brought back to life through a modern redesign scheme in line with "the spirit, scale and magnificence of the original".

"This is a positive step forward for the project," said ZhongRong Group chairman Ni Zhaoxing. "The expressions of interest and outstanding shortlist demonstrate the wealth and diversity of design talent inspired by the challenge of rebuilding the Crystal Palace in the spirit of the magnificent original."

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