David Kohn wins Birmingham Smithfield competition

20th January 2020

David Kohn Architects has won the competition to design a new market development in Birmingham.

The project is part of Lendlease’s £1.5bn Smithfield regeneration project which aims to be a “new destination in the heart of the city centre” with cultural and leisure attractions as well as a retail and housing.

Kohn beat a shortlist that included Shigeru Ban working with Waugh Thistleton and Publica, as well as 5th Studio and Acme working with James Corner Field Operations.

Some 75 teams entered the competition which was run by Colander for Lendlease and Birmingham council and featured Amanda Levete on the jury.

Those who entered include big names such as RSHP, Hopkins, Hawkins Brown and BIG.