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26 Jun 2012

King’s College London Competition Shortlist

The Strand Quadrangle – King’s College London

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE QUADRANGLE AT THE STRAND CAMPUS, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

RIBA Competitions is delighted to announce that six teams have now been selected to take part in the design stage of the competition for King’s College London to redevelop the Quadrangle at the historic Strand Campus in London WC2.

Ian Caldwell, Director of Estates & Facilities at King’s, said: ‘We are very pleased with the variety and high standard of submissions and look forward to the development of an innovative, landmark design that will enhance the surrounding historic architecture’.

Shortlisted Teams, alphabetical:

Barozzi Veiga Studio, Barcelona
Carme Pinos Studio, Barcelona
Eric Parry Architects
Hall McKnight, Belfast
Henley Halebrown Rorrison
Zaha Hadid Architects

Niall McLaughlin, RIBA Adviser said: “The competition attracted a large number of high quality entries. The client was keen to explore a diverse range of approaches to the commission and chose a list of practices which will ensure an interesting variety of responses in the next stage of the competition. The list includes younger and more established practices as well as a balance of local and international architects.”

The Strand campus at King’s College London provides teaching and social space for some 9,000 students and 1,500 staff. It has a particular focus on arts and sciences and is home to the College’s Schools of Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Public Policy, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Dickson Poon School of Law and Global Institutes & Centres.

Over the next five years the College plans to add a further 2,600 students at this campus. The £20 million project to design and redevelop the Quad, including the buildings below it and the immediate surroundings will provide an additional 3,700 square metres of teaching and student social space.

The Quad lies between the Grade I listed King’s Building designed by Sir Robert Smirke, also architect of the British Museum, and the Somerset House East Wing designed by Sir William Chambers. The new Strand Quad will be highly distinctive and engaging, while competing sympathetically with the College’s neighbour to the West, Somerset House.

It is anticipated that the space will form a bridge between the King’s Building and Somerset House East Wing by regenerating the deck and lower floors of the Quadrangle area, transforming an underused subterranean area into an innovative, light, flexible space for students suitable for both formal and informal study.

The teams will be given until mid August to work on their design submissions with final interviews held at the beginning of September.

The Strand Quadrangle Design Competition Shortlist information from RIBA Competitions

26 Apr 2012

King’s College London Competition

The Strand Quadrangle – King’s College London

26 April 2012 – Launch of New Invited Design Competition

RIBA Competitions is delighted to announce the launch of a new Invited Design Competition on behalf of King’s College London. Expressions of Interest are sought from architects or architectural practices for the redevelopment of the Quadrangle and its associated buildings at the College’s historic Strand Campus in London WC2.

Currently the Strand Campus accommodates some 9,200 students and more than 1,500 staff. Over the next five years the College plans to add a further 2,600 students at this campus, and the redevelopment of the Quad site will therefore form a crucial part of King’s plans to provide high quality facilities and infrastructure for teaching and research at this campus, and to nurture its connections with the surrounding area.

King’s College London Design Competition
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This £20 million project to design and redevelop the Quad site will provide an additional 3,700 square metres of teaching space and student facilities.

King’s is committed to appointing an architect based on their ability to bring innovative thinking to a significant historical site in order to revitalise a learning community.

Following the pre-qualification phase it is intended that up to five architects/practices will be invited to develop concept designs for the project. Each of the short-listed will receive an honorarium payment of £5,000 (+VAT) and be invited to present their proposals to a Jury Panel at a final assessment. The Jury Panel will include Niall McLaughlin acting as the RIBA Architect Advisor.

For further details about the Strand Quadrangle Competition and how to register for the competition please visit www.architecture.com/competitions and follow the link to Live Competitions. Please note that the deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 2.00pm on Friday 1 June 2012.

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