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Dorset Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

10 Apr 2019
AUB Student Housing, Wallisdown, Poole
Architect: Design Engine
Arts University Bournemouth Student Housing
image from architects office
AUB Student Housing
£24m student halls of residence scheme for AUB Student Housing starts on site.

18 Sep 2017
Castle Cove Houses, Portland Harbour
Architects: AR Design Studio
Castle Cove Houses on Portland Harbour
image courtesy of architects office
Castle Cove Properties in Dorset
Situated on the Jurrasic Coast, the three house development sits above the public beach Castle Cove, overlooking the Portland Harbour.

17 Sep 2017
Woodsman’s Treehouse in Dorset
Architects: Brownlie Ernst and Marks Limited
Woodsman’s Treehouse in West Dorset, England
photo courtesy of Wood Awards
Woodsman’s Treehouse Dorset Building – shortlisted for Wood Awards
Woodsman’s Treehouse is a two-person residential retreat at Crafty Camping & Woodland Workshop, a rural campus offering green woodworking courses and accommodation in a woodland. It was self-built by a team of skilled furniture makers and green wood craftsmen.

15 Aug 2017
Sawmill Shelter at AA Hooke Park , Beaminster, Dorset, Southern England, UK
Design: Architectural Association Design and Make students wirth Aurp Engineers
Sawmill Shelter AA Hooke Park Building
image courtesy of Wood Awards
Sawmill Shelter Hooke Park Building
The Saw-mill Shelter, located in the Architectural Association estate, was designed and built by students with the help of the school faculty and Arup engineers.

3 May 2016
RIBA South West Awards Winners in 2016
Regional Award-winning buildings in Dorset:

Bridport Household Recycling Centre, Bridport:
Bridport Household Recycling Centre
photograph : Peter Cook

Drawing Studio, Poole:
art drawing studio at Arts University Bournemouth
photograph : Richard Bryant

Student Services Building, Arts University Bournemouth, Poole:
Student Services-building Arts University Bournemouth
photograph : Nick Kane

RIBA South West Awards 2016

Bournemouth Landmark Design Competition
Zaha Hadid Architects shortlisted in the Bournemouth seafront competition to design a £25m landmark project, reports the Architect’s Journal.
This design competition was launched to design a cultural-led mixed-use development overlooking Bournemouth’s world renowned seafront.
The Bournemouth Development Company, a joint venture between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments, sought expressions of interest for the design of a landmark development yards from the town’s multi-award-winning seven-mile-long beach.
Bournemouth Design Competition – 22 Mar 2016

State of the art drawing studio opened by Dame Zaha Hadid at Arts University Bournemouth
Design: Sir Peter Cook, CRAB Studio
Higher Education Building in Dorset
photo from architect
Higher Education Building in Dorset – 3 Mar 2016
AUB announce the opening of its new drawing studio, the first of its kind to be built in the UK for 100 years.

AA Architecture Competition
Design Competition for the new central academic facility at Hooke Park:
AA Architecture Competition in Dorset
The AA community is invited to take part in an ideas competition for the new central academic facility at Hooke Park. A design and learning strategy is sought that will inform the design development and construction of Wakeford Hall.

Staithe End – 31 Jul 2013
Design: Henry Goss Architects
Staithe End Residence Dorset
photo from architect
This four bed private house on the banks of Christchurch Harbour represents a real coup and a major precedent for high quality contemporary architecture in the most sensitive of historic environments.

Twin Sails Bridge, Poole
Design: Architect: Wilkinson Eyre ; Lighting Design: Speirs + Major
Twin Sails Bridge Dorset Architecture
photograph © Dave Morris / Speirs + Major
Twin Sails Bridge Poole – 18 Jun 2012
A project that had been 30 years in the making, Poole’s civic leaders believe their new Twin Sails Bridge is the key to the regeneration of the town. The challenge for lighting designers Speirs + Major was to use light to encourage people to engage with the structure after dark, creating a beautiful civic feature both when the bridge is open and when it is closed.

Dorset Building – Recent Designs

Poole Harbour
Design: ADAM Architecture – Alternative Proposal
Poole Harbour Dorset Architecture
picture from ADAM Architecture
Poole Harbour – 4 Oct 2011
ADAM Urbanism has stepped in with an alternative proposal to try and overturn a new development in the south-coast town of Poole. The Council is due to decide on a controversial re-development on the quay next to the old town, submitted by developer Neptune Consultants with HKR Architects.

Canford School Chapel
Design: Bennetts Associates
Canford School Building
image © Stale Eriksens
Canford School Chapel
Award-winning architect Bennetts Associates has won the competition to design a new Chapel and music school in the grounds of Charles Barry’s Grade 1 Listed Canford School in Dorset.

Located in 250 acres of mature parkland, the school has chosen to position the chapel at the edge of an area of formal gardens which provide the setting for the main school buildings.

Dorset Architecture

Major Dorset Building Projects, alphabetical:

Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre, Brownsea Island, Poole
Wilkinson King Architects

Boscombe Library & housing, Boscombe, east Dorset
Hawkins Brown
Open design competition winner 2004
For Bournemouth Council & East Dorset Housing Association : 24 flats

Bournemouth Library
Bournemouth building : PM’s Award Winner 2003

Faith House, Holton Lee
Tony Fretton Architects

Hooke Park Workshop / school, Beaminster, Dorset
Ahrends Burton Koralek
Dorset building – RIBA Awards 1993 Regional Award : Wessex

House on Evening Hill, Poole Harbour, Poole
Richard Horden with Horden Cherry Lee Architects

Met Office, Exeter

Design: Broadway Malyan Architects

New Science Building, Bryanston School, Blandford
Hopkins Architects

Pilkington Laboratories, Sherborne School
Hopkins Architects

Poole Bus Station Redevelopment
Penson Architects
Poole Bus Station
image : PENSON / David Barbour
Poole Bus Station Redevelopment

Poole Harbour Bridge
Ian Ritchie Architects / Arup
Poole Harbour Bridge
image © Ian Ritchie Architects

Poundbury Village, Dorchester, Dorset
Masterplan: Leon Krier
Poundbury : for Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall Estate

Poundbury Market Hall, Dorchester

John Simpson

Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter
Allies and Morrison
Dorset Museum Building
picture from architect
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter

Sherborne School Music Building
Sherborne School Music Building
picture from architect
Sherborne School Music Building

More Dorset Buildings welcome

Location: Dorset, South West England, UK

County Architecture adjacent to Dorset

Devon Architecture

English Architect Studios

Eden Project
Grimshaw Architects
Eden Project building
image from RIAS
Eden Project

Plymouth Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Ian Ritchie Architects
Plymouth Theatre Royal
photo from architects
Plymouth Theatre building

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