jmarchitects have been shortlisted as part of a team lead by Danish Architects ‘BIG’ for the International Design Competition for the New Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh.

We were one of 7 teams selected from 125 entries to create a concept design for the £25 million Ross Pavilion in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. The new cultural landmark will include a visitor centre and café, performance space, natural amphitheatre and landscape masterplan all set within the Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Chairman of the Ross Development Trust and Competition Jury Chair, Norman Springford, said: “We were absolutely delighted by the response of designers from around the world to the competition’s first stage. The quality of the 125 teams on the longlist sent a strong signal that the international design community regards this as an inspirational project for Edinburgh that has huge potential to reinvigorate this prestigious site. Selecting the shortlist with our partners from City of Edinburgh Council was an intense and demanding process. We’re thrilled that our final shortlist achieved a balance of both international and UK talent, emerging and established studios. Now the teams will have 11 weeks to do their concept designs – and we’re looking forward to seeing these and sharing them with the public.”

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