Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards

Shortlisted: The Whitworth, Manchester / . Image © Alan Williams

A total of 15 projects have been shortlisted for RIBA North West 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by John McAslan + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, MUMA and Carmody Groake. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize. The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize was won by Haworth Tompkins for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, a project which was shortlisted by this branch of the RIBA. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios‘ Manchester School of Art also made it to the national finals.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

Allies and Morrison to Masterplan New City District in Oman

Wadi Kabir, . Image © Flickr User MOHAMMED RAFIQUE2011

The competition to masterplan Muscat, Oman’s new district, Al-Irfan, is over. Organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (), five teams were chosen to submit proposals for the development project. Of those five, international firm Allies and Morrison has been selected to oversee the design process. The firm will be working in with the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran) to develop a site of over 7.4 million square meters into a thriving urban center that will provide business and residential opportunities for the people of Oman.

Broadway Malyan Designs New Urban District in Chengdu

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Broadway Malyan has been awarded a commission to design the initial phase of a new, iconic urban district in Chengdu in Western China. The  Creative Centre will be the first landmark in a larger master plan for a high-tech mixed use and business park, set to be called Tianfu New Town.

Committed to setting a high standard of environmentally conscious and sustainable design for the region, Chengdu Creative Centre and the future Tianfu New Town district aim to cut current energy consumption standards in half. The entire complex will be composed of interconnected office, retail, and public green space anchored by a striking central retail tower, 110 meters tall.

AD Round Up: Architecture in Singapore

The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

BCI Asia recently released its top ten awards list for architecture firms in Singapore. In recognition of some of these firms, as well as the excellence of the built work across this sovereign city-state, we’ve collected some of our favorite projects from Singapore. In this round-up you’ll find a mall by Aedas, a house by Ong&Ong, and a theme park attraction by DP Architects - all firms that placed on BCI’s list. No less deserving of attention is this public library by LOOK Architects, a hospital by Broadway Malyan, an art school by WOHA. The Tangga House, Cluny House, and The Golden Box, designed by Neri & Hu, Guz Architects, and K2Ld respectively are also fabulous works. We hope you’ll enjoy these projects, as well as our full list of architecture in Singapore located here.

National Heart Centre / Broadway Malyan

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Architects: Broadway Malyan
Local Consultant: Ong & Ong
Area: 48000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Bandar Malaysia Masterplan Winning Proposal / Broadway Malyan

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1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) has just appointed Broadway Malyan to partner with local planner Arah Rancang to create a game-changing masterplan for Bandar , . Supported by world-class design and engineering teams from Arup and Sinclair Knight Merz, the 196-hectare Bandar Malaysia is envisioned to be one of the most desirable environments to live, learn, work and play in the Asian region. The strategic real estate development project aims to combine a vibrant mixed-use community with a commercial district to foster creativity and innovation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway Malyan

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Launched by Broadway Malyan, in collaboration with real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, Bhartiya City is the single largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area. The 125-acre design, located in North , , will provide a fully-integrated mix of residential, retail, hospitality and Special Economic Zone uses, as well school, healthcare and sports facilities, making it the first of its kind in . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Convida Suape Masterplan / Broadway Malyan

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The masterplan vision for , a new city in North Eastern , designed by Broadway Malyan, was just launched by the practice’s client, Moura Dubeux Engineering and Cone S/A. A sustainable urban extension of the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho near Recife, the capital city of the State of Pernambuco, Convida Suape will result in the transformation of a 470 hectare area to accommodate up to 100,000 inhabitants. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Global Research & Development Center / Broadway Malyan

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Broadway Malyan recently secured a brief to provide a full range of design services for the delivery of a global headquarter, research and development, hospitality and visitor centrer in China. They will provide masterplanning, architectural and landscape design services for the project, from concept to detailed design and onsite delivery, with the center set to become a global center for hybrid rice research, a showcase for sustainable development and an international leisure destination in the Qixianling area of , China’s southernmost province. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Cilandak Bisnis Square (CIBIS) Masterplanning Project / Broadway Malyan

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Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has pushed into Indonesia with their winning proposal in the masterplan for the high-profile Cilandak Bisnis Square (CIBIS) project in Jakarta, on behalf of client Bhumyamka Sekawan. CIBIS is the practice’s first project in Indonesia, which has one of the world’s fastest growing construction markets and is predicted to represent some four per cent of global construction spending from 2010 to 2020. More images and project description after the break.

Bournville College / Broadway Malyan

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Architecture/ Interior Design/ Landscape: Broadway Malyan
Location: , UK
Client: Bournville College / Shepherd Construction
Developer: St Modwen
Design Team: Salim Hussain, Aidan Ridyard, Alan Man, Ben Somner, Kelly Stanton
Structural Engineer: Gifford Ramboll
M&E: Gifford Ramboll /SES
Project value: £66m
Completion: September 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

British Council School in Madrid / Broadway Malyan

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Architect: Broadway Malyan
Location: Madrid,
Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager: EC Harris
Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Fulcrum / Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Sateco.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan completes masterplan for media hub in Malaysia

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International architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has delivered the concept master plan for the GCD Media Village in Medini, , which will support the new Pinewood Iskandar Studios, a circa $130 million film and television production facility project which is expected to create over 3,000 jobs. More images and complete press release after the break.

Super Marina Complex / Broadway Malyan

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International architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has completed the design of a new super marina complex, following an international design competition staged by client Lusort, with the project forming a major part of the wider redevelopment of the outer harbor of the award-winning Marina de Vilamoura in Algarve, . More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Boutiq / Broadway Malyan


International design team Broadway Malyan, was recently tabbed to design a new luxury housing complex in . The project, “The Boutiq”, will be built on the grounds of the historic, recently demolished, Mitre Hotel. Additional renderings and a brief narrative can be seen after the break.

Southampton Police’s Operational Command Unit / Broadway Malyan

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Architects: Broadway Malyan
Location: Southampton, ,
Structural Engineers: WYG
Design Team: Broadway
Client:  Hampshire Constabulary
Project area: 8,500 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Broadway Malyan

Kanas Lake Performance Theatre / Broadway Malyan

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International architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has completed the design of its first theatre in , the Kanas Lake Performance Theatre.The new theatre, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the province of North West China, is a multi-purpose theatre for the Provincial government. It will house a 1,200 seat auditorium for performance arts including theatre, opera, musicals and dance. The design draws on powerful yet simple forms, with the theatre auditorium enclosed within two protective wings wrapping the shell as if protected within clasped hands. More images and architects’ description after the break.

National Heart Center in Singapore / Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan, an international firm with offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia, recently presented their design for the in Singapore. This hospital is a part of a larger master plan that will redevelop the country’s General Hospital Outram Campus in a more technologically advanced and environmentally friendly way.

Project description and more images after break.