Designs have been revealed from the seven teams in competition to create a new event pavilion in Edinburgh, with the public now invited to weigh in.
The design competition, organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, seeks to replace the Ross Bandstand, which is located in West Princes Street Gardens and has hosted live music performances since 1853. First erected in 1877, then replaced in 1935 with an open-air theater than has been upgraded and extended several times, the Bandstand has more recently fallen into disrepair.
With this in mind, the Ross Pavilion and Gardens project aims to create a new pavilion that will host a variety of arts programming, while opening access to the surrounding green space.
Seven finalist teams were announced in late March; they include Adjaye Associates (UK), BIG Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark), Flanagan Lawrence (UK), Page\Park Architects (UK), Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (Norway), wHY (US), and the team of William Matthews Associates (UK) and Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan).
Earlier this month, those teams presented their concept designs, including ideas for the pavilion, a visitor center with café, and subtle changes to the surrounding Gardens.
Those designs can now be seen at competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/rosspavilion/shortlist; they are also on view in Edinburgh's City Art Centre from June 21 through July 30. Whether viewed online or in person, the designs are now in the hands of the public, who are invited to share their views on the project, either at the exhibition or by email.
Find out more at competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/rosspavilion.