The Bihar Government in India has shortlisted five global architecture firms to design and build a museum, which will be built in the state capital Patna in order to showcase state’s heritage.
The shortlisted firms include Studio Art, Maki and Associates, Safadi Art, Foster+Partners and Snøhetta.
The bidders are required to submit their plans by November 2011 and the successful design will be selected by the end of this year.
The project, built on 17 acres of land in Patna, is expected to be complete within four years.
Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources has been selected as the master consultant for the project, which will involve the theme about the Bihar’s contribution to the history of the world’s civilisation.