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Carmody Groarke: The Latest Architecture and News

National Railway Museum Central Hall Competition Reveals 5 Final Design Concepts

The National Railway Museum and Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed the final concepts for the new Central Hall, created by five small to medium-sized international and UK practices. Shortlisted in November 2019, the 5 teams include a collaboration between 6a architects from UK and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen from Belgium, Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost from France, Carmody Groarke from the UK, Feilden Fowles from the UK, and Heneghan Peng Architects from Ireland.

Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teams6a architects and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen. Rendering by Filippo Bolognese Images. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teamsFeilden Fowles. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teamsheneghan peng architects. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teams+ 11

Carmody Groarke to Transform Brutalist Offices into Church Campus

Carmody Groarke and Riehle+Assoziierte have won first prize to create a new campus for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nuremberg, Germany. The new project aims to renovate and expand a 1960s brutalist office building, creating a new 38,000 sq. meter development in the city. The concept opens up the city-block by placing a new public square at the heart of the composition, presenting the Church as an outward-facing institution.

Extension Created for Design Museum Gent in Belgium

Carmody Groarke and TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw have won the Baumeister international competition to design an extension to the Design Museum Gent. Putting in place an innovative architecture, the project stands out from its historical context and encourages the city to explore new grounds.

Carmody Groarke's Hill House Box Celebrates Public Debut in Scotland

London-based firm Carmody Groarke and the National Trust for Scotland have celebrated the public launch and debut of The Box in Helensburgh. Designed for the Hill House by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the project was made to conserve one of Scotland’s most important buildings. First announced in late 2017, the endeavor aims to preserve the building and its iconic facade from extensive moisture damage.

The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for ScotlandThe Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for ScotlandThe Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for ScotlandThe Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for Scotland+ 15

Carmody Groarke's Transparent Pavilion Will Allow for the Preservation of Historic Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

London-based firm Carmody Groarke and the National Trust for Scotland have announced plans for a major project to conserve one of Scotland’s most important buildings: the Hill House in Helensburgh, designed by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The temporary pavilion will cover Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House for preservation work. Image Courtesy of Carmody GroarkeThe structure will be maximally transparent as to preserve the house's relationship to its context. Image Courtesy of Carmody GroarkeViewing platforms will allow the house to be seen from new vantage points. Image Courtesy of Carmody GroarkeHill House as it stands today © Flickr <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/36698087814/in/photolist-XUThXY-um4aM-YAQuC3-5vCauR-5vGtMS-fUBHod-UHynxs-um2PQ-fGBnhp-ukYEt-um3io-ukYBH-um5ve-um2Hf-um432-ukXqe-5vCag8-um2mj-um2AV-um6Lw-YWQJv5-ukYq7-um3sz-um1by-XYkMYc-YZAHZK-XYJgNX-um6WY-YZAFna-um5M8-ukZtS-YWQF9q-um5YP-ukZ5o-um2eo-um2tW-um3VD-um6aZ-VZVDbr-XYkEGi-um3C3-ukZ8W-ukXY9-nqPNRC-um3M5-um7oB-5vCacT-ukX5z-um4iK-ukZjc'>user hisgett</a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0+ 4

Carmody Groarke Greenlit for Expansion of Historic Dorset County Museum in Dorchester

The Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, England has received full planning approval for a 2,500-square-meter renovation and expansion project led by London-based architects Carmody Groarke. The project will consist of a sensitive refurbishing of the historic museum as well as contemporary architectural interventions that will create four new stories of naturally-lit galleries and an improved circulation flow throughout the building.

A central staircase will provide access to the galleries and archive. Image Courtesy of Carmody GroarkeRenderings from an earlier iteration of the design. Image Courtesy of Carmody GroarkeRenderings from an earlier iteration of the design. Image Courtesy of Carmody GroarkeA model representing an earlier iteration of the design. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke+ 5

Carmody Groarke’s Cliff-Top Seaside Hotel Secures Planning Approval

Carmody Groarke’s competition winning design for a new hotel retreat on Burgh Island off the coast of Devon, UK, has received planning approval, clearing the way for the dramatic structure to begin construction. The cliff-top “Pool House” will join the Grade-II listed art deco Burgh Island Hotel in providing accommodation to adventurous visitors, offering panoramic views of the of the Bantham Estuary and the hotel’s Mermaid Pool, an outdoor seawater pool and private beach for hotel guests.

Model of the proposed new building, viewed from the mermaid pool. Image © Carmody GroarkeModel of the proposed new building. Image © Carmody GroarkeView of the proposed hotel suite from above, looking over the mermaid pool. Image © Carmody GroarkeView of the Burgh Island Hotel from the mainland. Image © Carmody Groarke+ 6

RIBA to Present Seminal Show on Mies van der Rohe's Unrealized "Mansion House Tower"

Next year the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will open a seminal new exhibition: Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square. The show will examine two iconic schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London: Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project (developed by Lord Peter Palumbo) and its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ No.1 Poultry.

Carmody Groarke Selected to Design Cliff-Top Hotel Retreat on UK's South Coast

London-based firm Carmody Groarke has been selected to design a standalone hotel suite on Burgh Island, a tidal island on the South Devon coast. Commissioned by Burgh Island Ltd, the owners of the site's eponymous Grade-II listed art deco hotel, the new standalone "Pool House" suite sits atop the island's cliffs offering customers generous views of the Bantham Estuary and the hotel’s Mermaid Pool, an outdoor seawater pool and private beach for hotel guests.

Carmody Groarke to Design New Members' Room for V&A Museum in London

Carmody Groarke has won a competition to design the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum's new £1.3 million members' room in London. The practice, selected over a shortlist that included David Kohn Architects, Ordinary Architecture, SHH and Universal Design Studio, is offering a design that is "loose, relaxed" and "conversational" for members in a new space on the museum's fourth floor that overlooks the courtyard.

“We are delighted with the quality of the architects’ submissions," said V&A senior staff member David Bickle. "Carmody Groarke’s proposal created a stage not the performance, responding to our brief and the heritage of the Museum in a loose, relaxed, conversational way, creating a comfortable room for the Museum’s broad member constituencies and a framework for creative programming."

In Conversation With Will Hunter, Director Of The New London School Of Architecture

The great schools of architecture have been around since time immemorial, or at least that's how it can often feel. In London, a city particularly dense with institutions of this calibre, this is perhaps felt more acutely. How, then, do you develop an entirely new school in this tightly packed environment which has the potency and capacity to compete? Will Hunter, former executive editor of the London-based Architectural Review, began a process to do just this with an article in 2012. Following this, he set up the ARFA—Alternative Routes For Architecture—in order to explore different models for architectural education, calling upon professionals and academics to contribute to a series of informal discussions.

“When the tuition fees in the UK escalated to around £9000 per year in 2013, it got me thinking about different models for architectural education,” Hunter recalls. The casual meetings held around this time gradually become more serious until, “at a certain point, we decided to test them: to make a school.” The project gathered momentum from that point on and now, two years later, the London School of Architecture (LSA) are preparing to take in their first ‘trailblazing cohort’ of postgraduate students.

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards

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.

Carmody Groarke To Design UK Pavilion For Mexico's 2015 Guadalajara Book Fair

The British Council recently announced that London-based practice Carmody Groarke have been selected to design the UK pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara, Mexico. The organisers of the international event, which is the largest literary festival in the Spanish speaking world, have chosen the UK to be this year's "Guest of Honour" as part of a bilateral initiative launched to "build, strengthen and celebrate the growing connections" between the two countries.

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