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Grimshaw designs addition to Frankfurt Airport
The design features a canopy clad in large, pre-fabricated panels
Grimshaw has designed a detailed masterplan study for a new forecourt at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1. Grimshaw’s
design seeks to reorder forecourt traffic to create a large central
public space that brings light, greenery and fresh air into the airport.
by the surrounding forest landscape, the design features dense planting
at the forecourt edges and a delicate overhead canopy which shelters
the forecourt that will produce interesting interior photography. In addition, the new forecourt provides two stories of densely packed mixed-mode traffic and a retail concourse. Speaking
about the masterplan, Grimshaw Partner Andrew Thomas said: “We’ve
sought to provide a solution that balances functionality with a striking
new identity which provides a contrast to the linearity of the existing
Allies & Morrison wins planning for Vauxhall Square scheme
Plans include two 168m residential towers
Allies & Morrison’s Vauxhall Square development beside the transport interchange have won planning.
mixed-use scheme for CLS Holdings, featuring two residential towers of
168m, is part of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area and will result in interior photography by an interior photographer. It
also contains two hotels, two office buildings, student housing, a
four-screen cinema plus retail, cafes and restaurants, as well as a new
50-bed homeless hostel, replacing the existing hostel on the site. More
than 50% of the scheme will be public realm, including a large new
square in the centre of the development providing a pedestrian route
through the site.
The square and public spaces will be the first
step linking Vauxhall gyratory to a new linear park running through the
whole opportunity area.
BDPís Broadcast Centre for Shanxi Province starts on site
BDP has been commissioned to design a new broadcast and TV centre in
Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province in north China. Commissioned
by the Shanxi Broadcast & TV Channel, the development will form one
of the focal points of the emerging Jinyang Lake Commercial District to be captured with interior photography by an interior photographer. The first phase of the 200,000sq m scheme will comprise six building
providing offices, film studios, a media centre and a cultural exchange
The main building is a 198m office tower which will house
the press centre, ten studios and general office space and meeting
rooms. Work has already started on site and is due to finish in 2014.
Assael Architecture bags planning for Hammersmith site
Previous schemes by Conran & Partners and Scott Brownrigg were rejected
Assael Architecture has received planning consent for Queens Wharf in Hammersmith, west London. The
mixed-use residential scheme for interior photography, adjacent to the grade II-listed
Hammersmith Bridge, replaces a series of derelict office buildings at
the site. When complete the development will have 87 housing units alongside commercial space on the ground floor.
Norman Foster presents New York Public Library plans
Twice as much of the building will be open to the public
Norman Foster has presented his plans for the renovated New York Public Library at the Stephen A Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street in Manhattan. The
proposals will see a new home designed for the circulating collections,
replacing the existing book stacks which currently take up seven
storeys below the Rose Reading Room that will feature in interior photography. The stacks are inaccessible to the public and the books will be moved to a humidity-controlled chamber under Bryant Park. This
means the existing stacks can be removed and replaced with a new
library, housing the Mid-Manhattan collections and the Science, Industry
and Business Library.
Foster said: “Our design does not seek to
alter the character of the building, which will remain unmistakeably a
library in its feel, in its details, materials and lighting. “The
parts that are currently inaccessible will be opened up, inviting the
whole of the community – it is a strategy that reflects the principles
of a free institution upon which the library was first founded.”
will enter the new circulation library on a balcony in the centre of
the former book stack space. From here a grand staircase will lead down
to the main level. The project would more than double the space currently open to the public.
Crossrail secures extra funding for public realm spaces
TfL board approves £30m for areas around stations
Crossrail has secured £30 million towards public realm improvements around its stations. The funding was approved by Transport for London, and is in addition to the £28 million allocated from Crossrail’s own budget.
including John McAslan, BDP, Gillespies and Atkins are working on the
schemes, with plans for 16 stations completed. A further 12 will be done
by the end of 2013. Crossrail said the work would provide
92,000sq m of improved public space at new stations in central London
including new pedestrianised areas, traffic calming measures, interior photography, new trees
and new seating areas.
Andrew Wolstenholme, chief executive at
Crossrail, added: “We are using the huge momentum of this project to
encourage further investment in new and improved public spaces and
regeneration over a much wider are around Crossrail stations.”
The work has been carried out together Design Council Cabe.
Green light for Battersea Power Station flats
Ian Simpson and dRMM-designed first phase to go on sale in 2013
Wandsworth councillors have given the go-ahead to the Ian
Simpson and dRMM-designed first phase of Battersea Power Station’s
re-development. Battersea Project Land Company’s reserved matters
planning application was approved by the planning committee.
Outline permission for Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan was granted in August
The decision means 800 flats designed by Ian Simpson and dRMM will go on sale as planned at 10am on January 10.
Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development
Company, said the project had received an additional boost from the autumn statement, which confirmed a £1 billion extension of the
London Underground Northern line to Battersea Power Station.
have seen a new rush of interest in the development from potential
purchasers. It is incredibly exciting for us that we will be selling
residential units off plan next month,” he said. The project’s
Malaysian backers said last month they expected construction of the
flats - that will produce interior photography, to begin in 2013 and to be completed in 2016.
Nex triumphs in Cadogan Cafť competition
Winning design features roof garden and glass wall
Nex has won a prestigious competition to design a new £2 million cafe at the Duke of York Square in west London. The
practice, based in central London, beat five other shortlisted schemes
including projects by Carmody Groarke, Duggan Morris Architects,
Architecture :00/, Pernilla Ohrstedt & Sarah Price Landscapes and
Its winning design is in the shape of an organic
coiled form, featuring a roof garden and a glass wall that rises and
falls depending on the weather that will create stunning interior photography. Hugh Seaborn, chief executive at the Cadogan Estate, said the jury was “won over” by the proposal. “We think it will intrigue passers-by and become a mini-landmark on the King’s Road,” he added. Nex
will now work with engineers AKT II, Equals Cost Consultants, Atelier
10, DHA Design and the Enterprise Collective to develop the design ahead
of submitting a planning application.
Alan Dempsey, director at
Nex, said: “After thorough analysis, we were convinced that the best
approach was an architecture which resonated with the architectural
heritage of the site, while providing a contemporary space that has
flexibility for year round use.” The competition was organised by Malcolm Reading Associates.
18-20 Headfort Place, Belgravia by March & White
The refurbishment of a three-storey mews building features a glazed frontage and vertical green wall
London-based March & White has secured planning consent
for the reconfiguration and refurbishment of a three-storey mews
building in North Belgravia, London. The former office at 18-20 Headfort
Place will be transformed to residential use for property developer
Grosvenor. March & White was founded two years ago by Elliot
March and James White and the practice specialises in hotel and
restaurant design, private homes and residential developments.
second floor will feature a glazed frontage across one side of the
house, flooding the interior with natural light that will help create striking interior photography by an interior photographer. A bespoke-designed
wooden staircase with glazed balustrade will lead up to a new roof
extension. This will provide a living area and an external roof terrace
located at the rear of the mews building. The terrace will accommodate a
vertical green wall, which is designed to support a variety of
The project incorporates sustainable design features and is designed
to achieve EcoHomes rating of Very Good. The existing Welsh slate from
the mews will be reused on a roof that integrates water-saving devices.
Handmade lava foam tiles are specified in all the bathrooms to create a
Work started on the project in September with the
demolition of the existing mansard roof, allowing the addition of a
contemporary roof extension to start shortly.
British firms in race for West Kowloon art museum
Six-strong shortlist revealed for M+ while Canadian team takes district’s opera house
A six-strong shortlist including two British firms has been announced for a new contemporary art museum in Hong Kong that will have interior photography created by an interior photographer. Farrells
has teamed up with Herzog & de Meuron and Benoy with Toyo Ito &
Associates for the 62,000sq m M+ which will sit on the waterfront of
Victoria Harbour. Other teams in the running include Snohetta,
Shigeru Ban Architects and Thomas Chow Architects, Renzo Piano Building
Workshop and Sanaa.
It is hoped that the museum, which aims to showcase 20th and 21st century visual culture, will rival the MoMA in New York.
Rafael Moneo will chair the jury and the project is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Populous chosen for Russian World Cup stadium
Arena will be scaled down in legacy
Populous has been appointed to design the new Rostov Stadium in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The
appointment is the fourth for Populous in the country, having already
been chosen to design stadia for Kazan, Saransk and Sochi. All will be
used to host games for the 2018 World Cup and will create strong interior photography. The stadium, inspired
by the ancient earthworks along the banks of the river Kurgans, will
have a capacity of 45,000 seats for the World Cup and will be scaled
down to 25,000 seats in legacy mode. Damon Lavelle, principal at
Populous, said: “We are certain that the stadium will be a great
catalyst for the city and this part of the river.”
Downing Street releases £50m for Silicon Roundabout
Money signals green light for Architecture 00:/’s Tech City plans
Architecture 00:/’s proposal for a new technical and creative
institute at Old Street’s “Silicon Roundabout” will become reality after
the government announced £50 million of funding. David Cameron
has announced the invesment at the LSE’s Electric City conference in
Shoreditch, saying it would foser the next generation of
The proposals by YAYA finalist 00:/, which also have the backing of
the Mayor of London, include a new civic space owned and operated in the
community interest providing workshop and exhibition spaces, free
workspaces, education and innovation accelerators. It will also
feature public realm improvements to the Tech City area, including
proposals to create a pedestrian peninsular, and safer cycle routes.
A feasibility study to find a location is already underway and is expected to be complete in early 2013. “What
has really been announced today is the support for the proposition of
the civic institution as a response to the institutional ‘thinness’ of
east London, considering this exploding cluster of young startups in the
area: an investment into cultural and economic infrastructure,” said
00:/’s Alastair Parvin. “The proposition aims to follow in the
footsteps of London’s great civic institutions, such as the British
Library, the Royal Institution, the Tate: building a national commons
for young inventors and creatives, which is accessible to all of us.”
SOM unveil Grand Central designs
Proposals revealed as part of New York summit
SOM’s design for the transformation of this area
embraces public space at many levels. Privately Owned Public Spaces
(POPS) are re-imagined as Privately Funded Public Spaces (PFPS),
allowing a variety of transformation and new public spaces. Light is
brought down to the underground spaces, new corridors are created
through buildings to facilitate pedestrian circulation at increased
densities, streets (including Vanderbilt Avenue and the viaduct) are
re-purposed as public spaces that will be captured in interior photography. Most dramatically a new public space –
a panoramic ring above Grand Central – rises above Midtown as a new
kind of public experience and marker of New York’s commitment to public
Roger Duffy, design partner at SOM, said: “Throughout New York City’s
history significant urban growth has been matched by grand civic
responses. The 1811 Commissioner’s Plan, the creation of Central Park,
zoning regulations in 1916 and 1961, and Grand Central Terminal itself
have all resulted from this fundamental relationship. MAS’s call to
focus on the public spaces in and around East Midtown is an opportunity
to propose a rebalancing of this equation, increasing the quantity and
quality of public space as the city contemplates significant
densification in the area.”
Zaha Hadid draws up cafe plans for Aquatics Centre
Venue will re-open in 2014
The first sketches of Zaha Hadid’s plans for its Olympic aquatics centre have now been drawn up. The
firm is designing as a new entrance, crèche and 60-seat cafe for the
centre which is due to re-open to the public by April 2014.
project architects Jim Heverin and Glenn Morley are on site weekly to
oversee the deconstruction of temporary elements such as the seating
wings. “The emerging images look absolutely spectacular,” said
James Bulley, director of venues and infrastructure at Locog. They have
not yet been released to the public. Locog, which
organised the Games, have handed control of the entire site to the London
Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) which is masterminding the £300
million transformation of the Olympic Park.
Ben Woods, LLDC
executive in charge of transforming the aquatics centre, said: “It’s
very important to us that we don’t take a Zaha Hadid building and put in
some identikit reception. ZHA are designing the reception desk which
will be a striking sculptural object.” The handover coincided with
the removal of the last of the 17,500 temporary seats at the centre and
the wrap that covered the wings. These will eventually be replaced with
glazed facades that will be captured in interior photography by an interior photographer. During the Olympics, the public entered the
aquatics centre at first floor level. The venue is now being
reconfigured to have a ground floor entrance with a large cafe spilling
on to the canalside.
Chipperfield's resi plan for Portland House
Proposal replaces earlier office plan by Wilkinson Eyre
David Chipperfield’s proposed design for the refurbishment of Portland House near Victoria station in London has been revealed.
Chipperfield’s plan for the 29-storey tower, owned by developer Land
Securities, involves converting the office building to residential use
and replaces earlier proposals by Wilkinson Eyre. The 1960s tower, that requires interior photography, was due to be replaced by an office building designed by Wilkinson Eyre
as part of the wider 138,000sq m redevelopment of Victoria Interchange
but the plan was dropped after it was criticised by Westminster Council.
2010, Land Securities invited architects to submit proposals for a
residential conversion of the 28,000sq m building, before proceeding
with Chipperfield’s design. A planning application is expected to be submitted during 2013.
Allies & Morrison's Globe theatre revamp
First plays to be held in 2014
New images of Allies & Morrison’s plans to build a 340
seat extension to Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London have been
released. Called the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, after the
organisation’s US actor and director founder, the extension will allow
the theatre to present plays throughout the year.
Two tiers of
galleried seating and a pit seating area will be the centrepiece of the
indoor theatre which will be mainly lit by candles that will produce stunning interior photography. As well as the new theatre, redevelopment of the foyer is also planned to cope with more than one million visitors a year.
The first plays in the new theatre are expected to be shown at the beginning of 2014. Also
included among the team carrying out the work is Farah Karim-Cooper who
is leading the Globe’s Architecture Research Group which is made up of
Shakespeare and early theatre architecture scholars and theatre lighting
designer Martin White.
Leeds firm gets £43m data centre OK
Six-storey building part of wider masterplan
Local practice Garnett Netherwood Architects has won planning permission for a new data centre in the centre of Leeds that will result in interior photography for an interior photographer. It is the first phase of a masterplan for a former manufacturing and industrial site in the South Bank area of Leeds. The
new £43 million data centre, for client Yorkshire Design Group, will be
comprised of two towers linked via a glazed central core, each with
four floors of data halls.
The six-storey building will be clad in pre-weathered zinc panels, with a band of black brick on the ground floor. The 11,600sq m building is the first phase in a wider masterplan for the site.
Farrell's Earls Court scheme passes planning
Kensington & Chelsea follow Hammersmith & Fulham in backing controversial plans
Terry Farrell has won outline planning permission with his
masterplan for a controversial 7,500 home redevelopment of Earls Court. Kensington
& Chelsea councillors gave their backing to developer Capital &
Counties’ proposals, securing the approval of both local planning
authorities after Hammersmith & Fulham gave the go ahead in
Farrell’s masterplan is described as “four urban villages and a 21st century high street” and comprises almost 1 million sq m of development including hotels, offices and cultural buildings that will produce interesting interior photography. Capco chief executive Ian Hawksworth said he was “delighted” with the decision. The GLA will now also have to give its approval before the plans can go ahead.
Zaha Hadid to design new national stadium for Japan
80,000 seat stadium must be ready by 2019
Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to design a new national stadium for Japan in Tokyo. Eleven practices, including Olympic stadium designers Populous, were shortlisted for the £164,000 competition.
The design brief is for an 80,000 seat stadium on a narrow site and must be ready to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
shortlisted firms included Australia’s Cox Architecture, Germany’s GMP
International, the Netherland’s UN Studio with Yamashita Sekkei, interior photography by an interior photographer, Turkey’s Tabanlioglu and France’s Dorell Ghotmeh Tane Architects with
A&A Architecture made the list, alongside Japanese firms Sanaa with
Nikken Sekkei, Toyo Ito & Associates, Azusa Sekkei and Mitsuru Man
Senda. The jury was chaired by Tadao Ando and included Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.
Karakusevic Carson gets Hackney homes green light
Second phase of Colville Estate work wins planning
Karakusevic Carson Architects has won planning permission for
the second phase of rebuilding work at a housing estate in east London. The
Clerkenwell-based practice has already completed the first phase of
work (pictured) at the rundown Colville Estate and masterplanned the
wider regeneration of the area. The second phase will include 113 homes for social renting and 62 for private sale.
Work at the Colville involves demolishing more than 400 existing
homes and replacing them with more than 900 for social renting, shared
ownership and private sale that will result in interior photography by an interior photographer. Shops, children’s play facilities and a new
community centre will also be built. The work is being carried out
for Hackney Council which is expected to decide later this month on a
winner for the third phase of work – the biggest of the deals to be let.
towers of up to 14 and 20 storeys will be built consisting of flats for
private sale. As well as Karakusevic Carson, which has teamed up with
David Chipperfield, the other bidders include Feilden Clegg Bradley,
AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington.
HOK scoops £167m deal in Sicily
Architect beats 14 rivals to win international design competition
HOK has been selected from 14 international firms to land a £167 million biomedical research facility near Palermo in Sicily.
for the 31,000sq m Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Centre
were unveiled yesterday at an event attended by Italian politicians
including prime minister Mario Monti. The centre, to be managed by
the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, is intended to be a global
hub for biomedical research and development.
It is expected to open in 2016 and, when fully operational, to employ more than 600 scientists and other staff and will create interesting interior photography by an interior photographer. Plans for future phases on the campus include a new hospital and medical school. The HOK-led joint venture team includes fellow World Architecture Top
100 practice Progetto CMR in Milan, Buro Happold and local Sicily
practices De Cola Associati, based in Palermo, and Eupro.
Odell, design principal for the project and HOK’s director of science
and technology, said: “Our design integrates cutting-edge technology
with flexible, functional space. The goal is to create an
extraordinarily functional yet iconic facility that will advance modern
Levitt Bernstein plans pop-up houses in lock-up garages
Proposal wins international competition to design homes for less than £20,000
Lock-up garages in Hackney could be turned into “pop-up”
accommodation for homeless people under plans drawn up by Levitt
Bernstein. The concept has won a Building Trust International
competition to find designs for single occupancy homes which could be
built in urban areas in developed countries for less than £20,000.
Levitt Bernstein’s design allows a 23sq m bedsit to be created within
a disused garage for around £13,000. Each unit contains a sleeping
area, washroom and kitchen facilities. The units are intended to
be built in groups of four, with every fifth garage containing
additional kitchen facilities, a laundry area and communal space that will produce fascinating interior photography by an interior photographer. If garages are redeveloped the pop-up homes can be dismantled and re-used. The garages could also be used as workshops or cafes.
Bernstein has suggested that a partnership between a government funded
scheme and a homeless charity could see the units built and occupied by
apprentices. Architect Georgie Revell from Levitt Bernstein said: “The
proposal targets under-used spaces in high density areas where land
value is high and rising. We believe it offers a creative and practical
interim solution between other development opportunities.”
units fall just short of the London Housing Design Guide space
standards. Revell added that the units will be temporary from a planning
perspective, but that further design work could see the garage units
extended to meet the minimum standard.
Levitt Bernstein is now in
discussion with social housing providers and local authorities to see if
a pilot scheme can be funded.
Several other architects received
honourable mentions for their competition entries. Gensler was commended
for its proposals for refurbishing old tower blocks, while Groundwork
HK was recognised for its suggested use of train carriages as homes for
the elderly in China.
Gary Neville gets go-ahead for rooftop football pitch
Revised plans for AEW-designed hotel win favour of Trafford councillors
Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has been given
permission to put a football pitch on top of the ten-storey hotel he
plans to build next to the club’s Old Trafford stadium. Revised
plans for the AEW Architects-designed hotel were given the go-ahead by
Trafford councillors. The 16m x 12 m football pitch will be
built on the roof and covered with a retractable canopy.
permission for an earlier version of the scheme was granted in May.
Changes include reducing the number of bedrooms by one to 138, that will no doubt produce interior photography by an interior photographer and
increasing the height of the building by two metres. Neville’s
former club objected to the proposals on the grounds that the scheme
could undermine the club’s plans for a “holistic” redevelopment of the
stadium grounds. But planning officers noted that the scheme “has
taken account of the proposed proximity to MUFC and the prominence of
this international venue”.
Stoke regeneration will be highest green standard
RHWL Architects says it will achieve BREEAM Excellent with city centre scheme
The first phase of a redevelopment of Stoke-on-Trent city
centre will achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, according to the
architect behind the project. Genr8 Developments has launched a
consultation period on its proposals for a 9,000sq m office building
which will form the first phase of a city centre regeneration scheme.
Council will occupy the building and alongside the Homes and
Communities Agency has commissioned Genr8 Developments to oversee the
wider £170 million regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent’s central business
district. The first five storey building is designed by RHWL
Architects and will incorporate a glazed curtain walling system inspired
by local ceramics designer Clarice Cliff.
principal director at RHWL, said: “The ambition for the building is to
deliver a state-of-the-art design that exceeds energy consumption
reduction targets and achieves a BREEAM Excellent rating, while drawing
on Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramic heritage for a contextual approach to the
new Central Business District’s emerging architecture.” The
Stoke-on-Trent central business district regeneration project will create opportunities for an interior photographer and will
provide around 110,000sq m of office, retail and hotel space, and around
25,000sq m of public realm.
Grimshaw ploughs ahead with London Bridge
When complete concourse will be largest in the UK
The second phase of Grimshaw’s redevelopment of London Bridge
station, cited by Network Rail as the “most ambitious” in London, has
started. The scheme will see the renovation of the station as well as work on miles of outdated track and signalling. When fully complete in 2018, London Bridge will have the biggest concourse in the UK and produce stunning interior photography. Lifts
or escalators will take passengers to every platform and new entrances
will be provided on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street.
Gisby, managing director of network operations at Network Rail, said:
“This will be the most ambitious redevelopment of any London station in a
generation and one of the most technically demanding projects ever
undertaken on our railway. “