Two months ago Goldsmiths launched a competition for architects to register their interest in the project to build an Art Gallery at Goldsmiths. The competition jury – which includes Antony Gormley and David Chipperfield – has now shortlisted six companies from more than 80 expressions of interest.
The firms are:
• 6a Architects
• Dow Jones Architects Ltd
• Harry Gugger Studio
• HAT Projects Limited
• Jamie Fobert Architects Limited
The firms now have six weeks to submit designs for the proposed 400sqm Gallery which aims to become a significant showcase for contemporary art in London.
The Gallery will be located at the back of the Laurie Grove Baths, a Grade II listed 19th-century municipal baths, now converted into studios for Goldsmiths’ Masters in Fine Art students. It will make an impact on the life of the University, through a combination of curated exhibitions, residencies and research projects.
Anja Soetbeer, Head of Capital Projects at Goldsmiths, commented: “The panel was delighted with the expressions of interest and after lengthy debate we are pleased to present this shortlist. We are now looking forward to seeing some inspirational designs.”
As a University, Goldsmiths has been at the forefront of innovative art and culture in Britain for more than a century.