Architect DSDHA has been named as the winning design team for the Waterloo City Square scheme in London.
The practice saw off competition from Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and EDAW, with a concept based on the idea of instinctively walking at ground level, following a public consultation in which 1700 people evaluated the three shortlisted proposals.
Under its plans, the British Film Institute Imax cinema will be given a new street-level entrance, while a seamless streetscape and square will connect buildings by Waterloo station.
DSDHA presented the best plans for making the area more attractive, creating better connections, as well making the area safer and easier to navigate, according to the consultation outcome.
The judging panel was chaired by London Development Agency group director of design, development and environment Peter Bishop.
A final design is expected to be submitted for planning at the end of the year, following further in-depth consultation with stakeholders including local residents, employees and local businesses.
The various consultation activities will be promoted throughout the area.
For further information, visit www.waterloocitysquare.info/.