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Horniman Gardens Pavilion, London, England, UK
Horniman Museum & Gardens Building
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Horniman Gardens Pavilion
Revitalisation of Gardens brings new Display Gardens, a new Pavilion and opens up the spectacular London skyline terrace. On 31 May, the Horniman Museum & Gardens will reopen its 16.5 acre gardens to the public after a major £2.3M redevelopment.

21 Mar 2017
Kingsdown House Shortlisted for RIBA South East Awards 2017

One of fourteen buildings shortlisted for RIBA South East 2017 Awards:

Kingsdown House, The King’s School, Canterbury, Kent, England:
Kingsdown House, The King’s School, Canterbury by Walters & Cohen Architects
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RIBA South East Award for Kingsdown House

16 Jun 2016

Walters & Cohen win award for Lairdsland Primary School, Scotland

Lairdsland Primary School, Kirkintilloch, is one of the 11 winners of the 2016 awards for the best in current Scottish architecture announced last night by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

This 280-pupil school is designed to deliver the new Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and to be a beacon in its community and a quality learning environment. The canal-side location was the inspiration for construction parallel to the water with semi-open plan learning spaces and double-height glazing to provide views and a light and spacious environment.

This 280-pupil school is designed to deliver the new Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and to be a beacon in its community and a quality learning environment. The canal-side location was the inspiration for construction parallel to the water with semi-open plan learning spaces and double-height glazing to provide views and a light and spacious environment.

RIAS Awards 2016 Winners

18 Jul 2012

Walters & Cohen Building News

Walters & Cohen win Lairdsland Primary School project, Scotland

The architecture practice is delighted to have been chosen as architect for the new Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.

In January 2012 Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) issued an invitation to tender for a reference primary school design as part of its management of the Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme.

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The primary objective of this programme is to ‘deliver good quality, well designed, sustainable schools at a competitive price’ and, given its success in designing an Exemplar Primary School for the DfE in 2003, Walters & Cohen was drawn to this Scottish initiative. In particular, the research element of the project played to the company’s strengths. The idea was not to standardise primary schools across Scotland, but to provide a set of principles that would be used creatively to respond to site and community context across Scotland.

The design firm was one of two architecture practices chosen to go forward to the second stage of the process, an intensive period of research, consultation and design for a new building for Lairdsland Primary School, to be within SFT’s cost and area parameters. Part of the studio’s work was to help establish the brief, which they did in close consultation with client groups and with reference to Scotland’s innovative Curriculum for Excellence.

As well as producing costed design proposals to RIBA Stage C, the brief also required that their designs be scalable from 200-300 pupils, such that the principles could be rolled out across Scotland in an efficient, cost-effective way without comprising on quality.

Within a ten-week period, the architecture practice attended numerous workshops, consultations, ‘live’ school visits to establish precedent, and planning and highways meetings. They met the deadline for their completed design report with a solution that bettered SFT’s cost and area parameters, and Michál Cohen presented their designs and findings to 16 Scottish local authorities.

Walters & Cohen – Recent Designs

Hackney University Technical Colleges, London, England
2012-
Hackney UTC Building
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Hackney UTC – 24 Jan 2012
Walters and Cohen have been confirmed as project architects for the Hackney UTC project. The new University Technical Colleges will provide teaching in a range of practical and vocational skills. Walters and Cohen is working with Bam Construction on Hackney UTC, the first new build UTC.

Redbrook Hayes Primary School, England
2007
Redbrook Hayes School
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Walters & Cohen building : Redbrook Hayes School
Redbrook Hayes Primary School in Rugeley, Staffs, is a carefully considered response to the government’s Exemplar Schools Project. Designed by Walters and Cohen, an architectural practice with an outstanding record in delivering well-designed schools across the UK, the new school accommodates 223 pupils, as well as a nursery and local branch library for the local community.

Walters & Cohen – Key Projects

Designs by Walters & Cohen, alphabetical:

Cotham School, Bristol, England
2009-
Cotham School
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Cotham School

House by the sea, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens – Visitor centre, Wakehurst Place, Sussex, England
2004
£1.5m

Ryde School, Isle of Wight, England
2009
Ryde School
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Ryde School

Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, southwest London, UK
2008
Shirley Sherwood Gallery
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Shirley Sherwood Gallery

Wembley Primary School, northwest London, UK
2007-
£10m

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Walters & Cohen – Practice Information

Architect studio based in England, UK

Hylands School
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Walters & Cohen Architects : Practice Information

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Walters & Cohen
Founded in 1994 by Cindy Walters and Michál Cohen

Michál Cohen ; Cindy Walters:
Michál Cohen architect Cindy Walters architect
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