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2 Nov 2017

Grimshaw News

Grimshaw opens Dubai office

This week marked the official launch of Grimshaw’s Dubai office, located in the D3 Design District. After many years of working on projects in the Middle East, the Dubai office will act as a central hub for the projects in the region, a number of which are now on site.

Grimshaw Dubai architects office:
Grimshaw Dubai architects office

A key part of Grimshaw’s design ethos is to gain a deep understanding of project locations in order to become immersed in the local culture and environment. While providing the opportunity for face-to-face client support, the Dubai office is also set up to collaborate with other Grimshaw offices across the global network to encourage knowledge exchange within the company.

The architectural practice continues to work on projects initiated from its Doha office, but now with an added office resource in the UAE to support a major project in its design and construction; the Dubai Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion.

Dubai Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion design by Grimshaw:
Dubai Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion design by Grimshaw

Set to open in October 2020, the pavilion is a celebration of ecology and will be a working demonstration of sustainable design. The core exhibition building is crowned by an over-arching roof structure with sizable photovoltaic panels designed to draw energy from the sun to power the site, and a series of ‘solar trees’ are designed to harvest water from the humid atmosphere. Importantly, as a legacy project for the Dubai Expo, the Sustainability Pavilion will remain on site as a permanent fixture.

Other key projects in the region include a high-end retail and entertainment destination; a grand-scale botanic garden in Oman; and a number of transit, sports and leisure projects in Qatar.

Architectural models in Grimshaw Dubai D3 Design District office – exhibition titled ‘Emergence’:
Grimshaw Dubai D3 Design District office

The Dubai office is currently displaying an exhibition titled ‘Emergence’, which explores three themes within Grimshaw’s work in the Middle East: ecology, legacy and future urbanism. Additional initiatives include an Open House and VR Workshop at Dubai Design Week on November 14th – 15th, 2017.

12 Apr 2017

Grimshaw News

Grimshaw launches Aeris seating system

Grimshaw has added a dynamic and original airport seating system to its portfolio. The system joins a number of the world’s most pivotal aviation schemes, with projects at all scales including the upcoming landmark Heathrow expansion and a new concourse for Heathrow’s existing Terminal Two.

Heathrow Vision by Grimshaw

The Aeris seating system, designed for Tecno, launched at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam last month. The system is borne from a longstanding partnership between Grimshaw and Tecno, who have spent the previous 12 months working through a rigorous design and prototyping process.

Aeris is a response to the needs of the rapidly changing airport environment. With a highly durable and striking die-cast aluminium leg structure, its elegant appearance belies a highly flexible modular system capable of accommodating various accessibility needs. Above all, it is crafted as the pinnacle in comfort. The Aeris system is available now via Tecno.

Heathrow Vision by Grimshaw design

Grimshaw are engaged to provide architectural and urban design expertise in the development of Heathrow Airport’s plans for expansion.

The expansion will deliver a world-class sustainable airport, championing the very best of British design, making Heathrow the largest transport hub in the whole of Europe. A blend of culture and hospitality will meet cutting-edge passenger processing, with new technology and energy-reducing measures realising Heathrow’s aspirations for the world’s leading sustainable airport.

Estimates show the development providing a potential £211 bn in growth and up to 180,000 jobs for the UK. It will also connect up to 120 direct long haul destinations, making the UK the most connected country in the world.

Website: Heathrow Vision by Grimshaw

25 Oct 2016

Grimshaw – Latest Studio News

Grimshaw launches new film series

“We are excited to unveil a collection of short films that capture the myriad of stories behind our projects. Produced by Oxford Film & Television, the stories span the practice’s history from the late 60s to the present day. Experience the schemes that define our practice and how we work, with unique insights from key architects, clients and the people who use our buildings on a daily basis.

Grimshaw Stories film series

The films will be released in pairs fortnightly on the Stories page of our new website: grimshaw.global. Available to view now are the Fulton Center and igus Headquarters films; sign up at the bottom of the page to receive notification of each film release.

The brand new site incorporates these stories to present an overview of Grimshaw today, operating around the globe, working on a great variety of projects. Project pages are enriched with detail from concept to completion, there is in-depth information about our practice’s culture, and the chance to contact any of our global offices for new work or recruitment opportunities.

We hope you enjoy the insight into our practice.”

Grimshaw : main page on this architecture practice – news + building info

‘Elements’ Exhibition
1 Apr 2014 – ‘Elements’ industrial design exhibition debuts in Milan, Italy.

Grimshaw, in association with Poltrona Frau, presents Elements Exhibition at the FuoriSalone in Milan, Italy from 8th April until 13th April.

Elements showcases the work of Grimshaw Industrial Design, including the latest bespoke projects from the practice, as well as a range of industrial design components embedded in some of the company’s more prominent architectural projects.
Presented inside prefabricated steel cases, the exhibition will feature mixed-media content including photography, drawings, models and structural details. Several key projects in the exhibition will be brought to life using the latest 3D-augmented reality technology, which can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet through a specially developed Elements app.

The Queens Museum of Art Building
image : Courtesy of Grimshaw and the Queens Museum of Art

Grimshaw Industrial Design Projects:

– Fulton Center, New York, NY, USA
– Queens Museum, New York, NY, USA
– Crossrail Components, London, UK
– Spine Concourse Seating, New York, NY, USA
– Planetarium Chair, Miami, FL, USA
– Elements Table, New York, NY, USA

‘Working in the Future City’ panel discussion and reception
4 Mar 2013 – Working in the Future City is the second Urban Research Unit event of 2013 and the first to be held in London. The debate will examine current working patterns within London and New York and will discuss how they have shaped both cities.
Tuesday 19 Mar 2013 6.30pm – 8pm (doors at 6.00pm)
Grimshaw, 57 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5NG

Chair: Matthew Taylor Chief Executive of the RSA

Panelists:
Neil Lee Head of Socio-Economic Centre, The Work Foundation
David Twohig Development Director at Battersea Power Station Development Co.
Indy Johar Architect and co-founder 00:/

Urban Research Unit (URU) is founded by Grimshaw and FutureCity in collaboration with the Fellows of the RSA. URU is a one-year research project focused on urban design, masterplanning and placemaking. It will include a series of eight panel discussions, four in London and four in New York, that will use various urban factors to compare and contrast New York and London.
Urban Research Unit: communications(at)grimshaw-architects.com

Grimshaw Extends Its Reach
8 Oct 2012 – In response to project opportunities in various regions of the world, Grimshaw is growing its practice through the establishment of an office in Doha, Qatar, the invitation of four new partners to the partnership, and the establishment of a Managing Partner for International Operations. All of these moves are rooted in the optimism and conviction of the practice as it builds upon its reputation for inventive, innovative architecture across all building sectors and across the globe.

Recognizing the potential of the region, Grimshaw has committed to a permanent presence in Doha, the capital of the rapidly ascending nation of Qatar. The practice is currently working with the New Doha International Airport to deliver a suite of buildings on their expanding campus including the headquarters for the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority. The new Doha office, in addition to supporting current projects, will also play a strategic role in the procurement of further work in the Middle East region, bringing the thoughtful, personal service that Grimshaw is known for to this part of the world.

Declan McCafferty ; Neill McClements ; Andrew Thomas ; Juan Porral
Declan McCafferty Neill McClements Andrew Thomas Juan Porral
pictures from Grimshaw

Growth in our existing international offices necessitated additional space, and we are pleased to have moved to new premises in New York, Melbourne, and Sydney. All three offices have undertaken renovation projects to adapt existing industrial warehouse buildings to the needs of the practice in an effort to promote the efficiency and sustainability of resources in the cities in which we work. To supplement our international growth, the current partnership has expand to 18 individuals with the invitation of Declan McCafferty, Neill McClements and Andrew Thomas in London, and Juan Porral, who oversees our work in Doha. All four have developed within the practice over many years, providing their expertise and leadership to some of Grimshaw’s most prominent projects.

Mark Middleton
Mark Middleton
picture from Grimshaw

Additionally, current Grimshaw partner Mark Middleton has been appointed Managing Partner of the London office. Mark has been instrumental in many of our major infrastructure projects and recent project wins including redevelopment work at London Bridge and Euston Stations and substantial aviation work in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Keith Brewis
Keith Brewis
picture from Grimshaw

Keith Brewis, previously Managing Partner for Grimshaw’s Melbourne and Sydney offices, has been appointed Managing Partner of International Operations. In this new position Keith will focus on project opportunities beyond our existing locations, with the engagement of all five Grimshaw offices. Grimshaw is proud to announce these steps forward as the practice looks to a bright, vibrant future producing functional, uplifting design rooted in its place.

The Doha Office

Qatar National Pavilion, Brazil:
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pictures from Grimshaw

In addition to commissions at the New Doha International Airport, Grimshaw’s Doha office is also working with prestigious national agencies including the Qatar Olympic Committee. The practice is currently engaged with Shafallah, a part of the Qatar Foundation, developing preliminary designs for a new genetics research centre aimed at addressing disabilities in children. The Grimshaw-designed Qatar National Pavilion was also recently erected at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The temporary structure was commissioned by the Qatar National Food Security Programme.

16 Sep 2010

30th Party
Grimshaw will be hosting a reception tonight to celebrate 30 years of practice at the St Botolph Building in the City of London.

Grimshaw Architects – Buildings

Projects by Grimshaw Architects listed alphabetically, no images:

Battersea Power Station, Wandsworth, west London, UK
Arup Associates + Grimshaw Associates
Nick Grimshaw : Building Redevelopment – this project has now developed

Caixia Galacia Art Gallery : see Fundación Caixa Galicia

E3 Fashion and Design Events Building, Milan, Italy
2006

Excel Expansion – proposal, east London
2007-10

FT Building, London, England
1988
Financial Times Newspaper Factory

Gresham Street building, London

Keyworth II, South Bank University, Elephant & Castle, south London
2007-
Eight storey building; Planning Permission granted late 2006
For: Faculty of Health & Social Care; Department of Education; Sports Facilities

LSE – New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Square, London
on site

Messe Frankfurt – Halle 3a, Frankfurt Trade Fair Hall, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
2001

Museum of Science, Miami, Florida, USA
2007-
Beat Zaha Hadid Architects; £138m

Newport City Footbridge – Footbridge over River Usk, Newport, Wales
2006
Grimshaw with Atkins
£5m, part of SOM masterplan for Newport regeneration
Newport City Footbridge Architecture Competition 2003

The Queens Museum expansion, New York, USA
2007-10
Grimshaw with Ammann & Whitney

Transit Hub, Fulton Street, Manhattan, USA
2007-09
Grimshaw Architects with Page Ayres Cowley

Water Theatre, Las Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
2006

Winter Gardens – Performing Arts Centre, Bournemouth, England
2007-10
Grimshaw
Public square + residential + café + bar + teaching/rehearsal spaces

Yarra Bridge, Melbourne, Australia
2008-09

Zurich Airport, Switzerland
2006

More projects by Grimshaw online soon

Grimshaw : current page on the practice – news + building images


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Grimshaw Architects Practice Information

Grimshaw offices in London (Head), New York and Melbourne

Grimshaw : London Architects

Nick Grimshaw – older projects, by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners
Waterloo Station
photograph © Adrian Welch

London Architecture : news + key projects
Swiss Re Building
photo © Adrian Welch




London Architects

Grimshaw Architecture

Minerva Building, St Botolph St, City of London, UK
abandoned Sep 2006 despite planning permission
Grimshaw Associates
217m high, 43 storeys
London Skyscraper Architecture

Grimshaw : RIBA European Awards 2006

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