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9 Jun 2019
Waterloo Station York Road Ticket Hall in London

6 Jun 2019
London Festival of Architecture City Parklets 2019

12 May 2019
West 8 Named as Finalist in Croydon Fair Field Competition

West 8, together with their competition team featuring Periscope, Expedition Engineering, Donald Hyslop and Michael Grubb Studio, has been named as one of six shortlisted teams selected to design a world-class, exemplary public space surrounding Croydon’s historic Fairfield Halls:

Croydon Buildings

4 Apr 2019
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Building

28 Mar 2019
The Tulip City of London Tower Building

26 Mar 2019
Finchley Reform Synagogue in North London

19 Mar 2019
LFA Temporary Installation for RIBA Architecture Gallery

17 Mar 2019
Cedars Youth & Community Centre in Harrow Weald

16 Mar 2019
V&A Museum of Childhood Renewal

8 Mar 2019
Tottenham Hale Tower Building News

The Tottenham Hale tower is the last piece of the neighbourhood’s eleven-phase re-development program. Designed to the highest environmental and design standards by Hawkins\Brown Architects, the 32 storey, 107-meter-high mixed-use tower will consist of 279 homes and commercial spaces.

Anthology London is the property developer. The façade solution comprises a mix of unitised, stick and crown facades, balustrades, privacy screens and parapet cladding, which in total will cover close to 15,000 sqm.

Tottenham Hale Tower building - London Architecture News
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London architects Hawkins\Brown incorporated balconies or terraces into the design of all the apartments in the Tottenham Hale tower. These need balustrades or privacy screens, so to achieve the highest degree of privacy for each, without encumbering the view, numerous corners and columns are required.

The prevalence of columns and corner elements combined with the compact nature of the site make the installation phase of this project particularly interesting. To keep to the necessary safety standards without affecting the installation schedule, an ingenious and innovative approach utilising a custom-built mobile jig was adopted. This will allow it to install the panels from behind the numerous columns.

The installation process is not the only innovative solution in this project. Staticus is one of the first companies to utilise a newly-developed system that facilitates the integration of fully prefabricated sliding doors into façade panels. Its design teams worked closely with the system developers to ensure that panels fitted with this new system work as intended.

6 Mar 2019
Jiva Spa and Wellness Centre in Victoria

4 Mar 2019
National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

26 Feb 2019
Royal College of Pathologists HQ, Alie Street, East London
Architects: Bennetts Associates
Royal College of Pathologists East London
photograph : Peter Cook

Royal College of Pathologists East London
The Royal College of Pathologists has relocated to a new 4,500 sqm building on Alie St in East London, moving from a traditional Grade 1 listed building in St James to these contemporary purpose-built premises.

22 Feb 2019

London Festival of Architecture graphic design competition 2019

LFA launch a graphic design competition to create and oversee the branding and merchandising for the 2019 edition of the Festival, welcoming applications from creatives across the industry, including graphic designers, architects, designers and artists:

London Festival of Architecture graphic design competition 2019 news

18 Feb 2019
Clapham Junction Station panel discussion at London Transport Museum

6th March

Join Hawkins\Brown, Mott MacDonald, Laing O’Rourke’s panel discussion at London Transport Museum where they present their vision for Clapham Junction Station.

Clapham Junction Station is one of the busiest in London, cutting through the local area and creating severance across the community. The station is severely overcrowded, and acts as a bottleneck which affects the connectivity of wide swathes of south London. It’s also a low-density site without a compelling commercial and retail offer, in an area which urgently requires more housing.

Hawkins\Brown and Mott MacDonald present findings from their research project which examines how these factors can be combined to produce a speculative vision for a Clapham Junction of the future which succeeds for the local and wider community, airport access and all possible future users of Clapham Junction.

A select panel of experts will examine these issues and discuss the best process for coming up with workable, fundable solutions to station upgrades; solutions which are buildable and deliver value for all stakeholders.

Breakfast will be available from 8.30am with the event starting at 9am. Guests may take advantage of a free tour of the museum after the event.

Panel members:

Chair, Anna White, property writer for the Telegraph
Ian Watkins, project director, Mott MacDonald
Roger Hawkins, partner, Hawkins\Brown
Oliver Steele, project director, Mott MacDonald
Tony Travers, director, London School of Economics
David Leam, infrastructure director, London First


Railway interchanges are areas of huge opportunity, and huge challenge. Many of the biggest stations in our cities struggle with passenger numbers far beyond those envisaged when they opened. The complexities of upgrading stations go far beyond practical concerns about how to manage engineering works while keeping the station open.

Would-be upgraders need to consider:

• How do we balance the needs of different stakeholders throughout this process?
• What funding streams are available, and what compromises do these funding streams require?
• What improvements can be delivered for the local communities, including residents, business, and commuters? Both during and after the redevelopment work.
• How can we reconfigure the accessibility of stations to meet 21st century requirements?
• How can we make the most of the space available for new housing, retail, or commercial space?
• What are the levers and configurations available to us to help us make these decisions?

9 Feb 2019
Royal Academy Architecture Prize
New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) win the 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Prize in its second year.

The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles, a key building designed by DS+R:
The Broad Museum Building
photo : Benny Chan

The Royal Academy Architecture Prize and The Royal Academy Dorfman Award, celebrate under-recognised contributions to design and uncover fresh new talent. Both prizes showcase the RA’s commitment to the future of architecture and design.

According to the RA, “The Royal Academy Architecture Prize is awarded to an architect or individual who has been instrumental in shaping the discussion, collection or production of architecture in the broadest sense. The award recognises creativity and vision, and can go to an individual, duo, or group.”

Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa received the inaugural prize in 2018.

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio are the architects for a new concert hall building in London, the Centre for Music in London.

Key projects include the iconic Blur Building (2002) which used an “amorphous cloud of fog”, floating atop Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland, plus work on the world-famous High Line public realm in Manhattan.

The judges were Alan Stanton RA (chair), Louisa Hutton OBE RA, Phyllida Barlow RA, Richard Burdett, Kirsty Wark and Lesley Lokko.

DS+R’s four partners are Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin.

8 Feb 2019
Sclera – David Adjaye: Making Memory at Design Museum

7 Feb 2019
The Tulip City of London Tower Building

2 Feb 2019
Bobby Moore Academies, Stratford School

26 Jan 2019
OK Google, Let’s Talk Cities – All Things Urban

19 Jan 2019
Horniman Museum & Gardens, Building

Old Royal Naval College Building
Charity Dinner in the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich: the reopening of London’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ and Sir James Thornhill’s refurbished masterpiece will be one of the cultural landmarks of 2019. The NLA will be organising the dinner which will be on May 2nd.

Routemaster Tours News
There will be three Sir Peter Hendy Routemaster tours this year: Stratford and the Olympic Legacy (Peter H is Chair of the LLDC) on April 1; the West End on June 24, and the City of London on September 23; all tours start at 6.00pm. The bus rides raise money to support greater diversity in architecture. Contact Peter Murray for details.


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The Tulip City of London Tower building design by Foster + Partners
image Courtesy Foster + Partners, Architects

London Architecture News 2017 – archive page

Spire London Docklands Tower
Design: HOK, Architects
Spire London Docklands skyscraper building
image from architect

Spire London Docklands Tower
News about the tallest resi-tower building in Western Europe

60-70 St Mary Axe
Design: Foggo Associates Architects
60-70 St Mary Axe Skyscraper
image courtesy of the architects

1 Undershaft Tower
Design: Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry
image : DBOX, courtesy Eric Parry Architects

The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
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