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Contemporary Architecture Practice London: Design Office in England, UK
2 Jun 2016
McDowell+Benedetti to go separate ways
The two founders are setting up separate firms “to pursue separate interests”, but both outlined a similar vision for the breadth of work they will be pursuing.
Jonathan McDowell likened the split to the end of FAT and both he and Renato Benedetti insisted it was all amicable, reports Building Design today.
Each will take six staff from the existing practice.
His new firm will be called Benedetti Architects.
He will remain in the Hatton Garden premises.
Projects include Bafta’s headquarters on Piccadilly, social housing in south London and a bridge near Rome.
He is setting up Matter Architecture with former colleague Roland Karthaus of Karthaus Design.
They have sourced an office in Bethnal Green with a combined workforce of nine.
Existing projects include several large housing projects, a special needs nursery and family centre on Clapham Common and Prince’s Quay bridge in Hull.
McDowell+Benedetti to split article in BD
1 Jun 2016
McDowell+Benedetti to go separate ways
McDowell and Benedetti part company after 20 years, reports the Architect’s Journal today.
The co-founders of McDowell+Benedetti, the London-based architecture practice best known for its innovative bridge designs, have decided to launch their own design studios.
There is no mention of this news on the firm’s website.
According to this architecture practice, “McDowell+Benedetti is a Chartered Practice of the Royal Institute of British Architects. It was formed by Jonathan McDowell and Renato Benedetti in 1996 and has established a reputation for design excellence with an unusually diverse range of projects across different types and scales.
The practice has won many prestigious national and international awards and competitions. Our work has been published widely in the UK and abroad – in articles, books, on TV and radio.”
McDowell+Benedetti to split article in the AJ
McDowell+Benedetti News, alphabetical:
Brunner Showroom, Clerkenwell, London, England
photograph © Paul Riddle
Brunner Showroom Clerkenwell – 19 Nov 2013
International high-end furniture company Brunner has opened its new London headquarters to the public. Designed by McDowell+Benedetti, the showroom and offices occupy a large 3-storey Victorian warehouse space on Rosebery Avenue, near Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell. The new home for Brunner UK enables the company to expand its London base from its former cramped premises near Old Street, into a light and spacious gallery showroom in the heart of London’s design quarter. Set in an unusually long and narrow industrial warehouse building on Rosebery Avenue (built c.1890), the new showroom is part of Brunner’s longterm plan to expand its UK operations and dramatically increase the business’ public face.
McDowell+Benedetti – Key Projects
Scale Lane Bridge, Kingston upon Hull, England
photo © Timothy Soar
Scale Lane Bridge, Hull – 30 Aug 2013
An innovative swing bridge over the River Hull has opened to the public, offering pedestrians the unique experience of riding on the bridge as it opens and closes to river traffic, believed to be a World’s first. The black steel bridge has a distinctive robust character and curving form, making it a memorable landmark that is unique to Hull and its industrial and maritime heritage. The winning entry in an international 3-stage design competition held in 2005, the bridge has been built to the original concept by the competition team, main contractor and M&E engineers Qualter Hall, architects McDowell+Benedetti and structural engineers Alan Baxter Associates.
Castleford Bridge, England
picture : Tim Soar
Castleford Bridge – 13 Aug 2008
Designed by McDowell+Bendetti with Alan Baxter Associates and Arup and constructed by Costain, Castleford Bridge is the most ambitious construction project of eleven interventions in Castleford as part of The Castleford Project, the Worlds first televised regeneration project, which is being filmed by Channel 4.
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