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Five teams in the running for London’s Natural History Museum Civic Realm competition

Deeming them to be not "appropriate to a world-class institution nor effective in accommodating day-to-day use," trustees of London's Museum of Natural History put out a call for redesigns to the grounds surrounding the building. The competition has now reached its second stage, with five firms selected as finalists for the project, though who is responsible for which proposal has yet to be revealed. The winning selection will have to ease access for the museum's growing number of visitors and create a new civic ground for the city of London. The following teams have advanced to the second round of the competition: Each of the designs are currently on display anonymously within the museum itself and are set to go before a jury today, Thursday, March 11 with a winner expected to be announced in April. The undertaking will not be the first contemporary addition to Charles Waterhouses's Victorian structure in recent years. In 2009 Danish firm C. F. Møller Architects nestled an eight-story white cocoon within a glass atrium adjacent to the building in order to establish the institution's Darwin Centre.
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London’s Design Museum Invites Public to a Virtual Tour of It’s Future Home

The Design Museum of London has welcomed over five million visitors since it opened in 1989, and now for the first time on September 22nd, it will open it’s doors virtually, via an online platform called Stickyworld. The web-based platform allows people to digitally navigate their way through the museum from the comfort of their own home. This is achieved by means of 360 degree renders, panoramic images and plans. The new location for the design museum is the former landmark Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, which will provide three times the space of the current museum. The online tour begins with an introductory video with Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum. The visitor is then able to virtually walk from the new museum’s entrance on Kensington High Street, into the atrium and wander down the staircase to the auditorium, or up to the first floor—where the Sackler Library will be located. The interactive technology allows users to not only explore the rooms, but leave digital sticky notes with comments and suggestions about the plans for the new museum. Josephine Chanter, Design Museum Head of Communications, commented: “This opportunity with Stickyworld enables the Design Museum to reach out to an ever expanding audience and not only take people into the new museum, but engage them in a dialogue about its future.” Stickyworld and its cutting edge technology is fast gaining traction in the UK town planning industry. The company have won several grants and awards to further develop the web based tool for public feedback on architecture and development proposals.