Herzog & de Meuron and Studio Gang on shortlist for Royal College of Art campus

The Royal College of Art (RCA) announced today the seven shortlisted architects for its "state-of-the-art" $140m Battersea South campus.   

Competition organisers Malcolm Reading Consultants selected seven teams from a total of 97 invited application from around the world.

The shortlisted practices are:   

  • Christian Kerez (Switzerland)   
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US)
  • Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland/UK)  
  • Lacaton & Vassal (France)    
  • Robbrecht en Daem architecten (Belgium)
  • Serie Architects (UK/Singapore) 
  • Studio Gang (US)

The campus is intended to help the RCA expand into the domains of computer and materials sciences and intelligent mobility.

It will also include "robotics, the internet of things, sustainability, mass migration and urban design".

Naren Barfield, a member of the selection panel, said: "As the RCA plans to establish computer and materials science with a direct relationship to the design of products, systems, services, architecture and fine art, we were particularly keen to hear from practices that designed ‘from the inside/out’."

The RCA expects to announce the winner in October.

Images of the RCA via the RCA/Richard Haughton

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