John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome

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John McAslan + Partners has been selected to design a Botanical Gardens and Research Center in Dongguan, China. The scheme features a large gridshell biodome which engages with landscaped mounds both inside and outside the structure. Around the base of the roof structure, a ribbon of glass will provide views which connect these interior and exterior landscapes.

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John McAslan: Community Design, From Haiti to Tottenham

Tottenham High Road, Where John McAslan + Partners plan to open their new office. Image © Flickr CC User Alan Stanton

John McAslan + Partners, already known for their involvement in humanitarian issues thanks to their work in Haiti, are now turning their attention to Tottenham in London, as reported by The Guardian. The practice hopes that by opening a new office on the high street of Tottenham, the area notorious as the crucible of the riots that spread across the UK in August 2011, and by engaging with the community, they can help to make a change. Read the full story here.

Wellington House / John McAslan + Partners

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Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Petty France, London,
Artist: Georgia Russell
Area: 8500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hufton + Crow, Miller Hare

Stanislavsky Factory / John McAslan + Partners

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Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Interior Hall Design: Casson Mann Architects
Area: 60000.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Iron Market Reconstruction / John McAslan + Partners

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Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: , Département de l’Ouest, Haiti
Architect In Charge: John McAslan
Area: 4,645 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hufton+ Crow, Roger Leymone

Olympic Energy Centres / John McAslan + Partners

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Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Borough of Hackney,
Architect In Charge: John McAslan + Partners
Area: 7,500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Discover Haiti Exhibition

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The exhibition is opened from last Wednesday July 25th and will run until August 15th. Curated by Urban Zen & Nomad Two Worlds, ‘Discover Haiti’ features art, accessories, clothing and home furnishings designed and produced in Haiti.

The collection comprises the work of craftsmen in small objects, pictures, and also the projects of refurbishment and reconstruction of buildings destroyed by the last 2010 earthquake.

Video: King’s Cross Western Concourse Lighting Design

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In the video above, Simon King, lead MEP engineer for the King’s Cross Station Redevelopment by John McAslan + Partners, discusses the background and challenges that shaped Arup‘s unique lighting design for the new western concourse of this famous railway station. The transformation of the station represents a compelling piece of place-making for the city of .

King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners

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Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Location: , England
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hufton and Crow, John Sturrock, Phil Adams

In Progress: King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners

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“It’s incredible to watch the reinvention of the station taking shape into a compelling piece of place-making for . You can already see how the Western Concourse – Europe’s largest single span station structure and the heart of the development – reconnects this much-loved Victorian terminus to its context. It’s immensely satisfying to see the project move forward at such pace and we look forward to celebrating the project’s completion in 2012 for the Olympics.”-John McAslan, Chairman

Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Location: London, England
Photographs: Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners, Hufton Crow, John Sturrock