Six of Britain’s Best Shortlisted for Crystal Palace Project

Aerial view of site for rebuild. Image Courtesy of ZhongRong Group

After an open competition that sought to attract “the very best British architecture can offer,” six architects – including Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers – have been selected as the potential architects of the project to rebuild the Crystal Palace in south . See the full shortlist after the break.

The Shed / Haworth Tompkins, by Philip Vile

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The Shed, a 225-seat auditorium designed by Haworth Tompkins, was completed earlier this year in . It’s made of raw steel and plywood, while the rough sawn timber cladding refers to the National Theatre’s iconic board-marked concrete. You can see more photos of photographer Philip Vile after the break.

The Shed / Haworth Tompkins

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Architects: Haworth Tompkins
Location: , UK
Architect In Charge: Steve Tompkins, Paddy Dillon, Shane McCamley
Area: 628 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Helene Binet, Philip Vile

British Architects Seek Infrastructure Opportunities in Brazil

AECOM Masterplan of Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Led by UK housing minister Mark Prisk, architects from five high-profile British practices – , Foster & Partners, Amanda Levete Architects, Avanti Architects and de Matos Ryan – have embarked on a week-long visit to in search of major infrastructure opportunities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. The trip is part of the UKBrasil Season, a six-month series of dynamic and engaging projects designed to showcase the best of British business, culture, science and innovation in Brazil and become the largest post-Olympic legacy project in the world.

Mark Prisk stated: “Brazilian companies in these cities are actively looking for fast-track construction systems, innovative building materials and low carbon solutions to meet current and future demand, not only in preparation for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games but also to compete in the country’s many major infrastructure projects.

More after the break…

Birmingham Schools Framework / Haworth Tompkins

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Architects: Haworth Tompkins
Location: Birmingham,
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu, Richard Haughton

Dyson Building / Haworth Tompkins

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Architects: Haworth Tompkins
Location: London, , UK
Area: 4,750 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Richard Haughton, Philip Vile, Helene Binet

Venice Biennale 2012: Inhabitable Models / Eric Parry Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Lynch Architects

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Inhabitable Models presents the work of three practices -Eric Parry Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Lynch Architects- who find their common ground in an engagement with , as a city of found fragments. Perhaps uniquely among world cities exists as a series of largely unplanned, independent, layered fragments which nonetheless come together for a host of legal, political, and economic practicalities. In responding to this conception of , each practice seeks to resist the temptation of “hallmark” architecture in favor of one which is contextually sensitive and rigorously place-specific. Indeed, the practices’ appreciation of the fragmentary and unplanned applies both to the that they find, as well as to the they leave behind.

Dovecote Studio / Haworth Tompkins

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Check out this project by London based firm, Haworth Tompkins.  The firm renovated a dilapidated old building situated on the campus – an internationally renowned music campus at Snape Maltings, founded by Benjamin Britten which is currently undergoing an expansion. Nestleed within the shell of an abandoned building, the firm responded to the existing conditions with a touch of sensitivity, uniting the old structure with the new aesthetic.

More about the project, including more images after the break.

Aldeburgh Music / Haworth Tompkins

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Architects: Haworth Tompkins Limited
Location: , England
Project Manager: Applied Solutions (Projects) Limited
Main Contractor: Haymills
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers LLP
Environmental Engineer: Ernest Griffiths
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
Theater Consultant: Charcoalblue Ltd
Acoustic Engineer: Arup Acoustics
CDM Coordinator: PFB Construction Management Services Limited
Access Consultant: Babel Limited
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Philip Vile

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RCA Sackler Building / Haworth Tompkins

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Architects: Haworth Tompkins Limited
Location: ,
Project Team: Graham Haworth, Chris Fellner, Roger Watts and David Lyndon
Client: The Royal College of Art
Main Contractor: LIFE Build Solutions Limited
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers LLP
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
M&E Consultant & Lighting: Max Fordham Consulting Engineers
Project Area: 1,280 sqm
Budget: £2,963,138
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Philip Vile, Helene Binet, Katsuhisa Kida Foteca

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