Second Stage of South Kilburn Master Plan / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Alison Brooks Architects
A second stage of development for the South Kilburn Masterplan is underway as plans submitted by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Alison Brooks Architects (ABA) were approved last week. The developments span a 2.09 hectare site in the London suburb of South Kilburn, replacing three existing isolated estates with 144 new dwellings.
More on the masterplan after the break.
KGP Design Studio shared with us their entry for the Bankside Bikeshed Competition. The competition asked for a modular, portable and secure cycle parking solution in downtown London on behalf of the Better Bankside Business Improvement District (BID). The issue of cycle parking has been high on the agenda of Better Bankside for the last few years. Discussion with member businesses has highlighted the problem of finding space for cycle parking, particularly when premises are leased or in older buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.
London is the largest urban zone in the European Union with a cosmopolitan population of over 7.7 million residence. The London Games is being eagerly anticipated by millions of sporting fans around the world. The Games, which officially kicks off on the 27th July 2012 will see the arrival of world’s top athletes and their team officials representing various participating nations, international dignitaries, the Games officials and not to mention millions of supporters and fans.
The aim of this International Competition is to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Games. The competition hopes to achieve the following:
- Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the games.
- Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an information pavilion that will be used by visitors during the games.
- Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
For complete information please visit the competition’s official website.
Architects: Reiach And Hall Architects
Location: Stobhill, England
Structural engineer: SKM Anthony Hunts
Client: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd / Canmore Partnership / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Main contractor: Balfour Beatty
Project area: 28,000 sqm
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Reiach And Hall Architects
The Bankside Bikeshed proposal is a prototype for a lightweight bicycle storage shelter that can be installed through London’s South Bank. The project is by James Khamsi, whose goal was to design a new “MICRON” for London, a ubiquitous and interwoven aspect of the city.
More on this project after the break.
Architects: S&P Architects – Christo Meyer, Ron Wallwork, Karoliina Laaksonen
Location: Scunthorpe, England
Client: North Lincolnshire Council and Yorkshire Forward
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Services Engineer: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Grant Associates
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
Main Contractor: Bowmer & Kirkland
Project area: 47,5 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Christo Meyer
The Victoria & Albert Museum has unveiled the seven final projects that will compete to design the museum’s new underground gallery. The new gallery will take the place of Daniel Libeskind’s project, which was abandoned in 2004. Check all the designs after the break. Read the original article at The Guardian.
With concerns rising about the future of Design for London, a lengthy list of high profile architects have assembled themselves submitting an open letter to the Mayor of London. “As architects from many countries, we want to encourage the Mayor to secure the survival of this remarkable team. We hope that he is aware of how widely admired the efforts are of this small group of talented designers. London should consider itself lucky to have a skilled, knowledgeable and creative organisation supporting efforts to make it a better city.”
A projected growth by around one million people over the next twenty years, confirms that Design for London‘s survival is crucial as it is an influential player in steering designs and new developments towards an environmentally responsible city. The protection of London’s existing green spaces, character, heritage, and established unique neighborhoods will be essential as the city builds to accommodate its expected growth, and Design for London‘s collaborative efforts, on behalf of the Mayor of London, verify that projects are focused on these factors.
Full public letter to the Mayor of London following the break.
Wojtek Gurak recently shared these photographs of The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery designed by David Chipperfield. Still under construction the new art gallery will open May 21, 2011. Situated next to the River Calder, the state-of the-art facility has ten gallery spaces displaying historic and modern art as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art making it one of the largest purpose-built galleries outside of London. The program also includes an auditorium, learning studios, garden, cafe and shop.
Architects: Henley Halebrown Rorrison
Location: Lewisham, South London, England
Project Architect: Craig Linnell
Structural Engineering: Price & Myers
Services Engineering: Ramboll (formerly Whitby Bird & Partners)
Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
Project Area: 6,029 sqm
Budget: £13.4 million
Project Year: 2003-2010
Photographs: Nick Kane
The proposed concept for the site was to transform a single-use office building into a genuinely mixed use development incorporating office, retail, restaurant and residential use; seeking to create a new destination integrated within the local area.
The architects chose to situate the buildings around a new courtyard in the center of the site, which is connected by a publicly accessible route and ground floor public uses to the surrounding streets and spaces.
The key elements of the scheme were to introduce activity into the area, provide a mix of uses particularly retail, restaurants and housing introducing daytime and night time surveillance, and creating a properly managed and controlled environment which is reflected in the urban design approach to the layout of retail units, spaces and pedestrian routes.
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Fletcher Priest Architects
Location: London, England
Design team: J.Moolhuijzen, M.van der Staay (partner and associate in charge), N.Mecattaf (associate) with L.Battaglia, S.Becchi, A.Belvedere, G.Carravieri, E.Chen, D.Colas, P.Colonna, W.Matthews, G.Mezzanotte, S.Mikou, Ph.Molter, Y.Pagès, M.Pare, L.Piazza, M.Reale, J.Rousseau, S.Singer Bayrle, R.Stampton and M.Aloisini, R.Biavati, M.Pierce, L.Voiland; O.Auber, C.Colson, Y.Kyrkos (models)
Structure: Ove Arup & Partners
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
Pre-Construction Advice: Bovis Lend Lease
Facades: Emmer Pfenninger & Partners
Lighting: P.Castiglioni / G.Bianchi
Fit-out for Affordable Residential: PRP
Landscaping: Charles Funke Associates
Client: Legal & General with Mitsubishi Estate Corporation Stanhope PLC
Project Year: 2002-2010
Drawings and Photographs: Courtesy of RPBW, Courtesy of L&G and MEC, Michel Denance, Hufton & Crow, Joost Moolhuijzen, Maurits van der Staay
Architects: Mitchell Taylor Workshop
Location: Bristol, England
Project Team: Kris Eley, Rob Mitchell, Tinyue Liu
Client: The Governors, Badminton School
Structural Engineering: Hyder Consulting
Main Contractor: Carter Construction
Project Area: 1,909 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Edmund Sumner