Royal College of Art Announces Shortlist for Battersea South Architect

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August 10, 2016

“The Royal College of Art announced today the seven shortlisted architectural practices for its new state-of-the-art £108 million Battersea South campus in an invited design competition.

Set to embark upon the most exciting phase of development in the RCA’s 179-year history as it transforms itself into a STEAM-focused graduate university, the College is seeking to expand its research and knowledge exchange centres into the domains of computer and materials science, the impact of the digital economy, and intelligent mobility.

In doing so, the RCA will bring together the worlds of science, art, design and technology in order to create transformational impact in such areas as connected cities; robotics, the internet of things and intelligent mobility; sustainability, mass migration and city design.

The Royal College of Art expects to announce the winner in October 2016.”

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The shortlisted practices are (in alphabetical order):

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)