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9 Dec 2017
Nelahozeves Castle Library and Research Centrenear Prague, Czech Republic
Nelahozeves Castle Library and Research Centre
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Nelahozeves Castle Library and Research Centre

Wright & Wright Architects unveils master plan for major transformation of historic castle and grounds near Prague.
The Lobkowicz Collections in Prague include paintings by Canaletto, Velázquez and Rubens, and manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart; the project also includes the renovation of the Birth House of composer Antonín Dvořák.

20 Apr 2017
Lambeth Palace Library and Archive, South London, England, UK

Council approval for Lambeth Palace library building proposal, for the Church Commissioners for England.

Lambeth Palace Library and Archive
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Lambeth Palace Library and Archive design

Lambeth Palace Library and Archive design

Lambeth Palace Library and Archive design

Lambeth Palace Library and Archive design

Lambeth Palace Library and Archive design

Website: Lambeth Palace Library and Archive

21 Mar 2017
Magdalen College Library, Oxford, Shortlisted for RIBA South Awards 2017

One of fourteen buildings shortlisted for RIBA South 2017 Awards:

Magdalen College Library, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England:
Magdalen College Library, Oxford
photograph © Dennis Gilbert

RIBA South Award for Magdalen College Library, Oxford, by Wright & Wright Architects

17 Mar 2017
Old & New Winner at the AR MIPIM Future Projects Awards
Lambeth Palace Library and Archive
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MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2017

Lambeth Palace Library and Archive, London, UK for the Church Commissioners for England

Latest Building by Wright & Wright Architects

Newlands School, Southwark, south London, UK
Lilian Baylis School
photo : James Brittain
Newlands School Building – 10 Oct 2013 – British Construction Industry award in the Building Project £3m – £30m category.

12 Mar 2013
Special Educational Needs School in Southwark: Wright & Wright Architects has completed Newlands School, a 3175 sq m new-build Special Educational Needs (SEN) school that is specifically designed for children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD). Located in the London Borough of Southwark, Newlands School is one of the last projects to be built through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The building was delivered by the Local Education Partnership ‘4 Futures’, a joint venture comprising Southwark Council, Balfour Beatty Education and Building Schools for the Future Investments (BSFi).

Wright & Wright – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Wright & Wright Architects:

Hull Truck Theatre – new building, Ferensway, Hull, England
2006-
Hull Truck Theatre Building
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Hull Truck Theatre
A major new theatre provides a cultural keynote to the transformation of Hull City Centre. The Main Auditorium seats 450 and a flexible Studio seats 150.

The Royal College of Art Sculpture School, London, England

Royal College of Art Sculpture School Royal College of Art Sculpture School Battersea RCA Sculpture School
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Royal College of Art Sculpture School

The College wished to upgrade and refurbish its Sculpture School in Battersea. The building suffered from low thermal performance, inadequate ventilation and poor daylight. Circulation routes were unclear and orientation was difficult for both users and visitors.

The new plan set studio spaces and workshops about a cruciform circulation pattern reminiscent of a Roman ‘Cardo’ and ‘Decumanus’, with the main stair located at the crossing. Administrative accommodation was moved into two houses to the rear.

New materials maintain the rugged simplicity of the existing building, befitting of its purpose: the most notable addition being a new aluminium roof, with large areas of glazing for natural light and purpose made ridge cowls that provide natural ventilation.

Externally, grey masonry paint and metal screens have been used to bind a previously incongruous palette of materials.

The dark exterior is in sharp contrast to the brilliant white interior of the studio spaces.

The project was built to an exceptionally low budget.

Architect: Wright & Wright Architects LLP
Client: Royal College of Art
Main Contractor: Drumlin Construction Ltd
Photography: Peter Cook

Taylor Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England

Taylor Library Cambridge
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Taylor Library Corpus Christi College
A new Library, Student Centre and Accommodation have been inserted into particularly sensitive and complex surroundings at this Cambridge College.

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Wright & Wright Architects – Practice Information

The Wright & Wright Architects LLP studio based in London, England

Wright & Wright : London Architects

Wright & Wright Architects

Wright & Wright is an award-winning architectural practice based in London. Formed in 1994, the practice has built a strong portfolio of projects in the UK for prestigious clients in the cultural, education, housing and office sectors. Their work is underpinned by a commitment to delivering the highest quality buildings and to supporting clients through every stage and aspect of a project.

A key strand of the practice’s work focuses on developing designs to support people with special needs. This includes Extra Care Housing for the elderly and education facilities for students with social, emotional and behavioural disorders (SEBD). In addition to Newlands School, the practice has recently completed Oakfield School for SEBD students in Hull.

Wright & Wright recently completed the refurbishment of the Lower Galleries at the National Gallery (shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal’s Retrofit 2012 awards) and is now working with Lambeth Palace on a new archive library and facilities for the historic collection. Wright & Wright’s clients include the V&A Museum, Royal College of Art, the Courtauld Institute of Art, Corpus Christi College Cambridge, Magdalen College Oxford, the Society of Antiquaries and the Architectural Association.

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