Centenary Square - Birmingham


Our solution for the International Design Competition for Birmingham’s Centenary Square explores the tension between the built environment and biophilic design to create a place that will promote a positive cultural transformation of the square, making it a world class space and popular destination. The design celebrates the existing architecture of the surrounding buildings whilst creating a coherent public realm to strengthen its identity.

The design, although an important space for the gathering of people at formal events, will also be a catalyst for bringing people into the area to stop and relax, promoting interaction on a smaller scale and informal level.

Key Features

  • Flexible spaces and prominent routes
  • Creation of a new visitor attraction
  • Cultural environment supporting music, art and literature
  • Biophillic approach to design