Performing Grounds

Birmingham,, 2014

Performing Grounds is a competition entry for the people´s stage in Centenary Square that proposes the Square as a two-fold, continuous stage that serves as meeting and performative public space.

Full Description

The project uses the existing height level difference of the ground to choreograph a series of unique and integrated stages that perform as a catalyst linking the events happening in the surrounding buildings with the activities taking place in the plaza. A canal system is introduced as a water feature to collect and perform as open-air sustainable drainage. The proposal recycles the existing brick material (crushed brick bound with cement – similar to terrazzo -) that becomes a continuous carpet with various densities and gradients to lead and invite people to the gathering and event spaces.


Birmingham, UK.




Competition Entry

Design Stages

Concept Design, Schematic Design


City of Birmingham