19 February 2021

MICA make Highgate Cemetery Competition shortlist

MICA is delighted to have been shortlisted in an international competition to restore and upgrade the historic 15ha Highgate Cemetery in north London

The other finalists are former Stirling Prize winner Caruso St as well as Hopkins, Dow Jones, Manalo & White and Purcell.

The competition will select an architect-led multidisciplinary design team to preserve and enhance historic structures across the Grade I-registered site which is the resting place of Karl Marx, artist Lucian Freud, Christina Rossetti and George Eliot.

The project, planned to complete in 2025, will improve facilities for staff and visitors at the landmark cemetery, which features Craig Hamilton Architects’ 2018 Golhammer Sepulchre and adjoins John Winter’s iconic 1967 Winter House.

Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust chair Martin Adeney said: ‘We are delighted to have had a such a strong response to our landscape and architectural project competitions. The output will provide us with a landscape vision and blueprint for managing the cemetery over the next 25 years.

‘Changes will take place gradually and it will be some time before we see work beginning. Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing developed submissions from the finalists and will welcome thoughts on the landscape masterplan concepts when we launch our online exhibition in April.’

MICA is currently proceeding with the competition’s second stage and will submit initial concepts and fee proposals.

Click the link below to read AJ Article in full by Merlin Fulcher.

Highgate Cemetery contest reveals big names on six-strong shortlist


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