Cadogan Café in Chelsea by NEX

New Cadogan Café Design, Duke of York Restaurant Chelsea, Kings Road Images, News

Cadogan Café in Chelsea by NEX

Kings Road Public Realm – New Landscape Architecture in London, UK – design by NEX Architects

23 Jun 2017

Duke of York Restaurant

Cadogan Café Award Shortlisting

The Cadogan Cafe has been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2017.

Duke of York Restaurant in Chelsea:
Cadogan Café London design by NEX in Chelsea
images courtesy of NEX

You can endorse the project for this year’s People’s Choice Award, which would be a wonderful way to celebrate the start of construction.

Voting closes on Monday 26 June: vote for New Cadogan Café

19 Aug 2016

NEX Cadogan Café Approval

NEX Architecture has won planning for its £2m café for Duke of York Square on the King’s Road in south west London.

27 Jan 2016

Cadogan Café in Chelsea Design by NEX

NEX Cadogan Café Images

Design: NEX, Architects

This visually distinctive destination arises from a strong site-specific historical context. Located on the Kings Road, Chelsea, the new Cadogan Cafe is defined by a spiralling wall that ties this contemporary creation with its prevalent past – the adjacent Grade 2 listed wall of the Duke of York Headquarters, say NEX. Echoing the front facade of the Duke of York Headquarters, the new wall is cut in places to form a colonnade for sheltered external seating.

Cadogan Café London design by NEX in Chelsea

The creation of an innovative public roof space links both the historical surroundings with a new, vibrant social space. A retractable glazing lowers into the basement, making the whole ground floor an outdoor space during summer months. The Cafe not only took inspiration from its historical context but also from the nearby Saatchi Gallery, and the new square will contain an annual programme of public art.

Cadogan Café London design by NEX in Chelsea

Name: Cadogan Cafe
Client: Cadogan Estate
Location: Chelsea, South West London
Budget: £2.5 million
Team: Alan DempseyAndreas CesariniDaniel SilvaKeti CarapuliDavid EdwardsKwon SungKimMatt Hepburn

Existing public realm – Duke of York Square (Cafe):
Duke of York Square
photograph © Paul Davis + Partners

Collaborators:
Structures: AKTII
Enviromental Consultant: EM Technica
Cost Consultant: Equals
Lighting: DHA Designs
Landscape: Christopher Bradley-Hole
Environmental Design: Eight Associates
Planning: Gerald Eve
Catering Consultant: Sefton Horn Winch

Duke of York Square (Cafe):
Duke of York Square
photo © Paul Davis + Partners

Website: Duke of York Restaurant – Cadogan Café Chelsea design by NEX

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12 Dec 2012

New Cadogan Café Design Competition Winner

NEX WINS CADOGAN CAFÉ DESIGN COMPETITION

Sleek and inventive design chosen for key site in Chelsea

NEX has won the Cadogan Café design competition, a £2 million project for a new café, which will sit near the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square in Chelsea.

Widely regarded as an emerging force, NEX saw off strong opposition from finalists Architecture 00, Carmody Groarke, Duggan Morris Architects, Pernilla Ohrstedt & Sarah Price Landscapes and TaylorSnell.

Entry by NEX:
New Cadogan Café Design Competition designentry proposal
image by architects

The team’s winning design, an organic coiled form, features a roof terrace and incorporates an ingenious glass wall that rises and falls depending on the weather. Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate said, ‘The Jury was won over by NEX’s design, which combines functionality with a sense of elegant self-containment – their building will be sleek as well as inventive and fun.

‘We think it will intrigue passers-by and become a mini-landmark on the King’s Road. We look forward to working with the team as they develop their design for planning.’

Malcolm Reading, competition organiser and Chair of the Jury commented, ‘The Jury engaged in an architectural discussion with the teams that far exceeded the brief. This competition was exceptional in producing diverse, creative solutions but, nonetheless, we arrived at a unanimous decision.’

New Cadogan Café Design Competition designentry proposal
image by architects

NEX Director Alan Dempsey said the practice was pleased to have won, ‘We are really delighted that our proposals for the new Cadogan Café have been selected as the winner in this hard fought competition. It was a challenging brief to respond to, and we were fascinated by the opportunity of mixing leisure and public realm uses in such a concentrated form.

‘After thorough analysis, we were convinced that the best approach was an architecture which resonated with the architectural heritage of the site, while providing a contemporary space that has flexibility for year round use. This was the best competition we’ve entered and we are very much looking forward to working with the Cadogan Estate and designing in dialogue with them for a renewed café and Duke of York Square.’

Leading a team which included AKT II, Equals Cost Consultants, Atelier 10, DHA Design and The Enterprise Collective at the University of the Arts Chelsea, Nex will now work with the Cadogan Estate to develop their design for the new café.

Cadogan Café Chelsea winning design by NEX – Duke of York Restaurant in Chelsea

Entry by NEX:
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images by architects

Entry by Architecture 00:/:
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Entry by Carmody Groarke:
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Entry by Duggan Morris Architects:
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Entry by Pernilla Ohrstedt & Sarah Price Landscapes:
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Entry by TaylorSnell:
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Duke of York Square London
photograph © Adrian Welch, architect

Duke of York Square (Jigsaw), King’s Road:
Duke of York Square
photo © Adrian Welch

New Cadogan Café Design Competition image / information from MRC


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