44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields: LSE Design Competition

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44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields: LSE Design Competition

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields: The Paul Marshall Building Architectural Contest, England, UK

15 Jun 2017

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London School of Economics

Paul Marshall Building Competition Design by Grafton Architects

Grafton Architects has won unanimous approval for a £100m redevelopment of the London School of Economics’ Paul Marshall Building.

The architecture practice, working with engineers AKT II, won the job following a major international architectural competition in 2016, beating David Chipperfield Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, AL_A, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Níall McLaughlin Architects.

The new block, named after a benefactor of the LSE, will replace 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields – an eight-storey post-war office complex purchased by the university two years ago.

The Westminster Council Planning Committee report states: ‘Given the reputation and track record of the architects and clients, it is considered that the new building has the potential to be one of the most significant buildings in the City and a landmark for many years to come.’

21 Apr 2016

Winner 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London School of Economics

Paul Marshall Building Competition Winner – Grafton Architects

LSE reveals winner of their latest RIBA design competition for The Paul Marshall Building

Paul Marshall Building Competition Winner – Grafton Architects

Paul Marshall Building Competition Winner - Grafton Architects

Dublin based practice Grafton Architects have been selected as the winners of the competition to design 44 Lincoln’s Inn fields/the Paul Marshall Building, the next major building project of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Team D – Grafton Architects
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

Six architectural teams were shortlisted for the School’s third RIBA design competition. In alphabetical order, the six teams were:-

AL_A, London
David Chipperfield Architects, London, UK
Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Penoyre & Prasad, New York, USA & London, UK
Grafton Architects, Dublin, Ireland
Herzog & de Meuron Architects, Basel, Switzerland & London, UK
Niall McLaughlin Architects + Scott Brownrigg, London, UK

Professor Craig Calhoun, Director and President of LSE, chaired the Jury Panel which made the final decision after presentations from the six shortlisted teams. He commented: “We had an extremely strong field of submissions to choose from but I’m pleased to announce Grafton Architects as the winner of our 44 LIF/The Paul Marshall Building design competition. Their creative design is formal but also fun, and I have no doubt will further enhance LSE’s status as a university with an estate that matches its global academic reputation.”

Director of Estates and Jury Panel Member Julian Robinson said: “We believe Grafton’s design has the potential to provide LSE with a distinctive and seminal piece of university architecture, which expresses the values and aspirations of the School. Combining modernity and tradition we felt it would enhance Lincoln’s inn Fields and connect well with the rest of LSE. It’s an inspiring design and I look forward to working with Grafton and their team to deliver it.”

Team D – Grafton Architects
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

Grafton Architects said “We are absolutely delighted to be given this opportunity to build in this unique location in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, across from the wonderful Sir John Soane’s Museum, for a visionary client such as LSE.”

The Jury Panel was eight strong including Jane Duncan, President of the RIBA, and Paul Marshall. Paul Marshall is a major benefactor of LSE, having recently contributed £30m – the School’s largest private philanthropic donation – for the creation of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and towards the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which was purchased by LSE in 2013 from Cancer Research UK. The new building will house the academic departments of Accounting, Finance and Management and research centres, including the Marshall Institute with teaching facilities as well as new multipurpose sports and arts facilities.

LSE Paul Marshall Building Competition Winner Grafton Architects

1 Mar 2016

Images of Shortlisted Designs for 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London School of Economics

RIBA and LSE reveal competition designs for The Paul Marshall Building

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields/The Paul Marshall Building

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has revealed designs from the six architects shortlisted for its next major building project: 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields/The Paul Marshall Building.

The teams shortlisted in the School’s third RIBA design competition (in alphabetical order) are:-

– AL_A, London
– David Chipperfield Architects, London
– Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Penoyre & Prasad, New York & London
– Grafton Architects, Dublin, Ireland
– Herzog & de Meuron Architects, Basel, Switzerland & London
– Niall McLaughlin Architects + Scott Brownrigg, London

Involving the demolition and redevelopment of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the LSE brief calls for world-class architecture so that its estate can be commensurate with its global academic reputation. As part of the design process LSE held a mid-competition design workshop with each of the teams to ensure they understood the brief clearly.

Design A:
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design A

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design A

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design A

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design A

Design B:
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design B

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design B

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design B

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design B

Design C:
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design C

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design C

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design C

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design C

Design D:
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design D

Design E:
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design E

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design E

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design E

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design E

Design F:
44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design F

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design F

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design F

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LSE Design F

As part of the consultation and decision making process, a public exhibition of the six design concepts is being held in LSE’s multi award winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, Sheffield Street WC2A 2AP between 2-17 March 2016
All visitors, whether associated with LSE or not, will be able to vote for their favourite design – although the identity of each architect is deliberately being kept anonymous. Further information is available at www.lse.ac.uk/44lif.The results will inform the final selection process.

Julian Robinson, LSE’s Director of Estates said:
“The amount of analysis and intellectual effort that has gone into the designs from each team is staggering and the results are impressive and very exciting. Given its size and prime location on Lincoln’s Inn Fields we want this to be a seminal university building; its legacy will endure for many generations so it is vital that we make the right decision.”
In April 2016, the six teams will make a presentation to a jury panel chaired by Professor Craig Calhoun, Director and President of LSE, with an announcement on the winning team due from the School later in the Spring of 2016.

Paul Marshall is a major benefactor of LSE, having recently contributed £30m – the School’s largest private philanthropic donation – for the creation of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and towards the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which was purchased by LSE in 2013 from Cancer Research UK. The new building will house the academic departments of Accounting, Finance and Management and research centres, including the Marshall Institute with teaching facilities as well as new multipurpose sports and arts facilities.

LSE Paul Marshall Building Competition

The Paul Marshall Building at London School of Economics

RIBA and LSE announce shortlist for design competition of The Paul Marshall Building

19 November 2015 – RIBA Competitions is delighted to announce that a shortlist of six teams has now been selected to take part in the design stage of the competition for the redevelopment of the LSE’s 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields site, which will be known as The Paul Marshall Building.

The current building at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields:
LSE The Paul Marshall Building

LSE Paul Marshall Building Competition information from RIBA Competitions

19 Nov 2013

Winner for London School of Economics New Global Centre for the Social Sciences

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners selected to design LSE’s New Global Centre for the Social Sciences

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has chosen Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to design its new £90m Global Centre for Social Sciences (GCSS).

London School of Economics Global Centre for the Social Sciences
image : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

London School of Economics New Global Centre for the Social Sciences Design Competition

They were selected as the winner from five architect teams shortlisted via an architectural competition organised by LSE with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). The teams were:

• Grafton Architects, Ireland
• Heneghan Peng, Ireland
• Hopkins Architects, UK
• OMA, The Netherlands
• Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, UK

London School of Economics Global Centre for the Social Sciences
image : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

London School of Economics Global Centre for the Social Sciences London School of Economics Global Centre for the Social Sciences London School of Economics Global Centre for the Social Sciences
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