The challenge to design a pioneering new visitor destination on a former colliery has inspired creative teams across the world to push the boundaries of landscape and architecture. Four of the most inventive schemes have been invited to the final stage for the chance to see their vision become a reality.
The Land Trust’s international design competition attracted 50 entries from all over the world, including innovative projects designed by teams in South Korea, Japan and Italy. The national land charity is now one step closer to finding the most inspirational design and funding solution for a new visitor destination and public open space at the former Cronton Colliery in Knowsley with the finalists being Hassell, Hawkins/Brown, Michael Lee Architects and Edward Architecture & Matthew Riley.
Matthew Bradbury, Director of Operations at the Land Trust, commented “We were blown away by the creativity and vision of the proposals. Each one offered a unique take on the brief, demonstrating empathy and understanding of the site based on its past and future contexts, in tune with the vision and values of the Land Trust.”