The Liverpool-based team of global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has secured a high-profile appointment to design the Everton Park Destination Hub in Liverpool, UK. The decision follows a public consultation and an expert technical assessment which saw over 120 residents and interested parties provide views on five different proposals for Everton Park’s future visitor experience.
The practice’s design includes an information centre, event and gallery space and café and was deemed to make best use of the Park’s unrivalled panoramic views of the city and the River Mersey.
Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision, the economic development company that organised the event, said: “This is a major milestone on Everton Park’s journey and the winning design will act as a spur to approaching funding bodies to help us start the project later this year. Broadway Malyan’s stunning and innovative approach fit most perfectly with our ambition to make Everton Park a major tourist destination and a great community asset.”
Broadway Maylan Director Matt Brook said: “People responded to the way we made use of the existing environment, especially the staggering views. We explored the notion of ‘reveal’ by combining the landscape with a linear east to west-facing building so that the full panorama is concealed and only revealed once the visitor reaches the tip of the building, maximising the impact of the vista and enhancing the visitor experience. We now look forward to helping to realise the potential of one of the city’s best assets.”
The Everton Park Destination Hub is one of many initiatives taking place in the park, including a heritage trail and landscape based proposals from international artist Fritz Haeg and renowned landscape architect James Corner, which have been presented as part of Liverpool’s Biennial.
When finalised, Broadway Malyan’s design will be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a funding assessment.