CENTENARY SQUARE

The redevelopment of Centenary Square provides a new civic space within the heart of Birmingham and, a setting for some of the city’s most important public buildings and planned new development sites. 

 

A grid of slender columns, providing light and event infrastructure, defines the square and urban volume. Below this grid lies a layered landscape with a granite paving surface, groves of Maple, Ginkgo, Cherry and Birch trees and a large ‘mirror pool’ water-feature. 

 

The resultant space is one which has a clear identity; a backdrop to both communal events and personal experiences at all times of the year. It is both formal and informal; intimate and expansive.

 

CLIENT

LOCATION

STATUS

CONSULTANTS

AWARDS

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham

On site

AECOM

Winner, RIBA Competition, 2014

Lighting

Columns

Planting

Water

Infrastructure

Surface