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14 Nov 2017

Farrells News

Northern Gateway Masterplan Design, Manchester, England, UK

Far East Consortium has announced that global architecture practice, Farrells has been appointed as masterplanners for its northern gateway scheme in Manchester.
Northern Gateway Masterplan Design
Founded by Sir Terry Farrell – who was born in Sale, Cheshire – the globally renowned company provides expertise in architecture, urban planning and design, interior design, project management, and other specialist areas, operating from offices in London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Manchester, and Hong Kong.
Also appointed to Northern Gateway are planning consultancy HOW, landscape architect Planit IE, engineering, transport, remediation and sustainability specialist Arup, socio-economic specialists Regeneris and cost consultant Turner & Townsend.

20 Feb 2017
Singapore High Speed Station Building, Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed AECOM Singapore to conduct an advanced engineering study for Singapore stretch of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) infrastructure.

Singapore high-speed rail station building
image courtesy of architects

The US engineering firm will provide architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and other design services required for the Jurong East terminus, tunnels and the bridge across the Straits of Johor.

It has also appointed specialist consultants to oversee different parts of the study – Farrells and Architects 61 for the architectural elements, primarily station buildings.

The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur HSR aims to facilitate seamless travel between the two capital cities. The 350-km line, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2026, will have eight stations, cutting travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes.

Farrells has considerable experience in designing High Speed Station Buildings including New Delhi and Beijing.

A related project close by:

Jurong Lake District Masterplan – 8 Feb 2017
Design: KCAP ; SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker
Jurong Lake District Masterplan

15 Feb 2017
Kennedy Town Swimming Pool to appear in Hong Kong exhibition

The new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool will be featured at the 10 X 100 Exhibition Hong Kong Edition, opening this Friday, 17 February at PMQ in Central, Hong Kong.

Kennedy Town swimming pool building

The second and final phase of the Farrells-designed swimming complex opened to the public on 7 February. This phase comprises the indoor pools, including a 50-metre main pool, a 25-metre training pool, and a jacuzzi. The first phase, comprising a 50-metre outdoor pool and a children’s leisure pool, opened in 2011.

8 Feb 2017
Kennedy Town swimming pool Opens, Hong Kong, China

The second and final phase of the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, designed by Farrells, opened on 7 February. It includes two new indoor heated pools, measuring 50 and 25 metres’ length respectively, as well as a jacuzzi. The swimming pool’s first phase, comprising a 50 metre outdoor pool and an outdoor leisure pool, opened to the public in May 2011.

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25 May 2016
Kennedy Town swimming pool, Hong Kong, China

Kennedy Town swimming pool

The original site chosen for Kennedy Town Station was the Forbes Street Playground. But construction would affect a number of 120-year-old Banyan trees growing on historic stone walls. To protect the trees, the station box was shifted eastward, onto Smithfield and the site of the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool.

Kennedy Town swimming pool

A new pool had to be opened before the existing one could be demolished. The site chosen was a surface car park that boasted an uninterrupted sea view but had lain derelict since the land was reclaimed in the 1990s. To draw residents to this neglected corner of an otherwise vibrant neighbourhood, the site demanded a memorable icon.

Kennedy Town swimming pool

Likened to a futuristic spaceship by the South China Morning Post, the new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool has been constructed in two phases: the first phase was opened to the public in May 2011 and comprises a 50-metre outdoor pool and a smaller leisure pool, both with magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and Belcher Bay Park.

Kennedy Town swimming pool

During construction of the MTR West Island Line, the site adjacent to the first phase of the swimming pool was home to a shaft for the removal of underground spoil. Now that the railway line has opened, construction on the pool’s second phase – featuring two indoor pools, a jacuzzi, and an outdoor garden – is in full swing.

Kennedy Town swimming pool

The pool is to complete in 2017.

Kennedy Town swimming pool

The project has cost an estimated HK$671m (US$86.5m, €76m, £60m), funded by the MTR Corporation.

Kennedy Town swimming pool

20 Jan 2012

KK100 Tower, Shenzhen, China
The Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced today that the KK100 Building is the tallest building completed in 2011.
Kingkey 100
photo from TFP Farrells
KK100 Tower + World Skyscrapers

13 Jan 2012

TFP Farrells opens new office in Shanghai, China

As part of the firm’s international initiative, TFP Farrells have opened a fully operational office in Shanghai.

Beijing South Railway Station
photograph © Arup / Zhou Ruogu Architecture Photography

TFP has been working in China since 1995 and has achieved a strong track record of award-winning architecture in Asia. TFP Farrells is a world renowned architecture, urban design and strategic planning design firm that has expertise across a wide range of sectors including commercial, residential, retail, hotels, stations, airports, education, healthcare and transit oriented developments. The firm portfolio includes the world’s tallest building completed in 2011, the KK100 in Shenzhen. The practice has designed a number of landmarks in major cities throughout China including the Z15 Tower and China National Petroleum Headquarters in Beijing, BEA Financial Tower and The Summit in Shanghai, and two of the important high speed rail termini in China, Beijing South Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station.

“This is an important step in the execution of TFP’s business strategy,” said Gavin Erasmus, Director of the Hong Kong office. “Our on-the-ground presence will allow us to expand our offer and services to enhance our ongoing commitment in delivering quality design to our valued clients in China.”

23 Dec 2011

TFP Farrells Chinese Skyscraper Building

KK100 Tower, Shenzhen, China
KK100 Tower
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9 Dec 2011

TFP Farrells – Recent News

John Campbell : Fellow of the SFE, Hong Kong, China

John Campbell, Chairman of the Hong Kong Branch of the Society of Façade Engineers (SFE) and who has recently been voted in as a Fellow of the SFE is seen here with the Past and Incoming Presidents of The HK Façade Association, Johnny Choi and Felex Wong at their Inauguration of the 4th Council Board.

Central Market Hong Kong
picture : TFP Farrells

The SFE was formed in 2004 as a joint initiative between CIBSE, IStructE and the RIBA with the HK Branch being formed at the beginning of 2010. The main aim of the SFE is to provide a higher profile and focus for Façade Engineers across the spectrum of Clients, Developers, Contractors, Specialist Contractors, Construction Professionals and Academics. There will be a series of technical meeting and networking opportunities arranged in the coming year and as well as professional recognition the benefits of membership include regular newsletters, input into education in façade engineering and discounted conferences and publications. Membership details can be obtained from the SFE website www.cibse.org/sfe or jcampbell@tfp-hk.com.

The Hong Kong Office of TFP Farrells is led by Stefan Krummeck, Gavin Erasmus and John Campbell under the guidance of Sir Terry Farrell CBE, architect and urban designer with a global reputation and is considered to be Britain’s most successful architectural masterplanner with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

TFP Farrells Recent Design

Central Market Hong Kong
Central Market Hong Kong
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Central Market Hong Kong

TFP Farrells Studio News

Introducing Leading London Urbanist
Eugene Dreyer

TFP Farrells is delighted to welcome to Hong Kong Mr. Eugene Dreyer, Urban Design Director from our London office.

Eugene Dreyer:
Eugene Dreyer
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With over 13 years in Farrells UK, his extensive portfolio contains a vast array of key global urban design and masterplan projects, from Earls Court and Thames Gateway in London to the recent Beijing Olympic Cultural Masterplan competition.

Earls Court design by Farrells UK:
Earls Court Project
Olympia Earls Court image by Terry Farrell and Partners

Eugene Dreyer has collaborated extensively with our Hong Kong team on urban design schemes including studies for the Pearl River Delta, and the West Kowloon Cultural District Masterplan (TFP Farrells are currently in charge of all master planning and urban design aspects of WKCD as a key member of the development plan team—turning the sites’ conceptual masterplan into an implementable approved masterplan.) He has led many of Farrells’ award-winning projects which is recognised as one of the world’s most influential and eminent architecture, urban and planning practices.

West Kowloon Cultural District Masterplan by TFP Farrells:
West Kowloon Cultural District Masterplan
photo from TFP Farrells

Embracing Farrells vision of ‘place making’ Eugene’s international experience in masterplanning and urban design will strengthen the strategic visioning of the Hong Kong office. He enhances TFP Farrells capability in tackling ambitious infrastructure and development projects and will be responsible for leading this work in the Asia Pacific region.

Eugene is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events and has acted as design advisor on behalf of UK Government and the Greater London Authority.

TFP Farrells Hong Kong – Background Information
The Hong Kong Office of TFP Farrells is led by Stefan Krummeck, Gavin Erasmus and John Campbell under the guidance of Sir Terry Farrell CBE, architect and urban designer with a global reputation and is considered to be Britain’s most successful architectural masterplanner with offices in London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong.

TFP Farrells established an office in Hong Kong in 1991and have worked on numerous award winning projects in Asia-Pacific. Projects include the award-winning Beijing South Station (2009 RIBA and AIA award recipient), Kowloon Station Development, Kingkey Finance Tower and Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen (HKIA, Cityscape and MIPIM finalist).

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