The shortlisted teams are:
- Balmori Associates (New York), with StudioMDA, Knippers Helbig Inc., David Skelly, CITA, Bluegreen, John A. Martin & Associates, and David Langdon
- Janet Rosenberg & Associates (Toronto), with Blackwell Bowick Partnership, Dougan & Associates, and Ecokare International
- Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates (New York), with HNTB and Applied Ecological Services
- The Olin Studio (Philadelphia), with Explorations Architecture, Buro Happold and Applied Ecological Services
- Zwarts & Jantsma (Amsterdam), with OKRA Landscape Architects, IV-infra and Planecologie
The organisers are very keen to promote innovative use of materials, so it will be interesting to see what emerges in January when the winning design is to be announced.