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RIBA London Building

Design by architect George Grey Wornum, London, England, UK

29 Nov 2013

Architects for New RIBA Offices

New Royal Institute of British Architects Offices

Theis and Khan selected to design RIBA’s new offices at 76 Portland Place, London W1

29 November 2013 – The RIBA is delighted to announce that a team led by Theis and Khan Architects Ltd. have been selected to design the Institute’s new offices at 76 Portland Place, London, W1. The new premises, just a couple of doors from the Institute’s Art Deco landmark building at 66 Portland Place, will be transformed to provide high-quality new office space that will be exemplary in its design, and environmental sustainability.

RIBA Building – frontage:
RIBA London Building
RIBA photo © Adrian Welch

The Theis and Khan team, which also included Max Fordham LLP together with Price & Myers, was selected following a panel interview with each of the six shortlisted teams.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:
“The selection panel was greatly impressed by all the shortlisted teams’ initial thoughts, approach to the project and their experience and ability to deliver within a constrained timeframe. Theis and Khan gave an exceptionally considered approach and clearly demonstrated how they aim to meet our aspirations. We were particularly inspired by the team’s consideration of the relationship between our new premises and our main RIBA headquarters building, and how they had successfully delivered projects with such synergies in the past.”

Soraya Khan and Patrick Theis said:
“We are thrilled to be appointed to lead the team designing the RIBA’s new offices; it is an enormous privilege and we would like to thank the selection panel. We look forward to delivering a high quality sustainable design that both meets the RIBA’s aspirations for its new building and reflects the integrity of 66 Portland Place. We were intrigued by the potential synergies between the two buildings and look forward to developing these further with the RIBA.”

14 Nov 2013

New RIBA Offices

New Offices at Headquarters of Royal Institute of British Architects

Shortlist announced for design of RIBA’s new offices at 76 Portland Place, London W1

14 November 2013 The shortlist is announced today for the selection of an architect-led team to design RIBA’s new administrative centre at 76 Portland Place, London, W1. The new premises, just a couple of doors from the Institute’s Art Deco landmark building at 66 Portland Place, will be transformed to provide high-quality new office space that will be exemplary in its design, and environmental sustainability.

The six teams invited to proceed to the second stage of the selection process (in alphabetical order of the RIBA Chartered Practice leading the design team) are:

• Ben Adams Architects Ltd
• Moxon Architects
• Piercy & Company London Ltd
• shedkm Architects Ltd
• Spacelab
• Theis and Khan Architects Ltd

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:
“We are delighted with the volume of interest our 76 Portland Place project has generated. The quality of the 32 submissions and the range of practices who have expressed their interest in working on the project is very impressive. The field was so strong, the Selection Panel decided to increase the number of shortlisted teams, from five to six. We look forward to the teams’ presentations later this month.”

The shortlisted teams will be interviewed by the Selection Panel in late November 2013, outlining their initial thoughts about their approach and vision for the project.
The selection of an architect-led design team for 76 Portland Place has been managed by RIBA Competitions. RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run design and architectural competitions. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions

The shortlisting Selection Panel was Denise Bennetts (Bennetts Associates), Sasha Bhavan (RIBA Premises Committee, Knox Bhavan Architects LLP), Stephen Hodder (RIBA President, Hodder + Partners), Andy Munro (RIBA Chief Financial Officer) and Oliver Richards (Chair of the Project Board, ORMS Architecture Design), with Glenn Howells (Glenn Howells Architects) acting as the RIBA Architect Adviser.

6 Sep 2012

RIBA Building News

New Gallery at Headquarters of Royal Institute of British Architects

RIBA submits plan for new ground floor gallery

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has confirmed that an application for Planning and Listed Building Consent has recently been submitted to design a permanent purpose-built gallery at its headquarters on 66 Portland Place, London W1.

RIBA Galleries:
RIBA Galleries
image © Carmody Groarke & The RIBA

The new gallery will have museum conditions enabling the British Architectural Library to exhibit its collection of models, photographs and drawings. The collection of international significance includes works by Mies van der Rohe, Sir John Soane, Sir Christopher Wren and Andrea Palladio.

RIBA Galleries – Model Photograph View from entrance:
RIBA Galleries
image © Carmody Groarke & The RIBA

As part of the design process, architects Carmody Groarke have worked closely with Julian Harrap, the gallery’s appointed Listed Building Experts, and the RIBA to ensure the new gallery is sensitive and respectful to the original building.

Photos by Adrian Welch, 1 Oct 2012:

RIBA building RIBA building London
photos © Adrian Welch

RIBA President Elect, Stephen Hodder said:

“This is one of the most ambitious and exciting projects the RIBA has undertaken in recent years and fits in with our goal of bringing architecture to a wider audience.

“Our new gallery will allow us to open more of our wonderful building to the public and attract new visitors to engage with architecture in a unique setting. I’m looking forward in the coming years to sharing our priceless collections in the surrounding of 66 Portland Place.”

RIBA Building – frontage in the evening:
RIBA Building
photo © The RIBA

Chair of Planning Sub Committee, Marylebone Association Neil Wilson said:

“The Marylebone Association warmly welcomes the plans for a new gallery at the RIBA; the plans have been developed in close consultation with the Association and will positively contribute to the interior aesthetics of this landmark building.

“This is wonderful news for local residents and businesses and it is encouraging that these ambitious plans have reached this stage. When it opens the new RIBA ground floor gallery will offer the public never before seen access to one of the world’s most important architectural collections, reinforcing 66 Portland Place as the UK’s leading public cultural centre for design.”

RIBA ground floor gallery information from RIBA

RIBA Building

Headquarters of Royal Institute of British Architects

Address: 66 Portland Place
Date: 1932-34
Architect: George Grey Wornum

Status: Grade II* listed

RIBA Building – frontage:
RIBA Building
RIBA photo © Adrian Welch

Location: east side of Portland Place at corner with Weymouth Street

RIBA HQ at 66 Portland Place

RIBA Prince Charles Lecture – May 2009

RIBA Building Futures Debate

21 Jan 2009
Remodelling of Roof Terraces at the RIBA Headquarters Building, Portland Place, London
Winner Announced

Dan Pearson Studio has won the competition to select a designer to remodel the three publicly accessible roof terraces at the RIBA Headquarters Building, Portland Place, London.

The first Stage of the competition attracted 57 Expressions of Interest, from which Burd Haward Architects, Dan Pearson Studio, Glowacka Rennie Architects and Studio Weave + Millimetre were invited to attend a competitive interview to outline their possible approach and vision for the remodelling of the terraces. The Jury Panel consisted of members of the RIBA Premises Committee (Christopher Ash, Project Orange and Sasha Bhavan, Knox Bhavan Architects) together with Lisa Lightfoot (RIBA Deputy Venue Manager) and Martin Pascoe (RIBA House Architect and Head of Property & Facilities).

Panel members were greatly impressed by the enthusiasm and variety of approaches proposed by the four short-listed teams. The panel felt that Dan Pearson Studio’s well considered proposals, which whilst meeting the functional requirements of the outdoor spaces, had the potential to create a memorable set of terraces, with year round interest that would compliment the richness and integrity of the Grade II* listed 1930’s building.

Members of the Jury Panel commented:
“An appropriate, simple, yet innovative solution – we look forward to seeing Dan Pearsons studio create a beautiful, changing backdrop of fabulous plants for this special building”.
Sasha Bhavan (Knox Bhavan Architects)

“The competition drew a fascinating range of responses across disciplines and included architectural, landscape and installation based proposals. In this context it was felt that the winning proposal, incorporating sophisticated planting strategies and living walls would provide a beautiful counterpoint to the architecture of 66 Portland Place and significantly enhance and enrich the experience of the terraces.”
Christopher Ash (Project Orange)

11 Dec 2008

Shortlist announced : RIBA Roof Terraces

The shortlist is announced for the competition to refurbish the three publicly accessible roof terraces at the RIBA Headquarters building, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. These outdoor spaces are used for a variety of events and the objective is to design and create simple sustainable architectural garden terraces that will enhance the Grade II* listed building designed by George Grey Wornum.

The RIBA was delighted by the response to the competition, which attracted 57 Expressions of Interest from designers based in the UK, Eire, France and the United States of America.

The Jury Panel consisted of architect members of the RIBA Premises Committee, together with RIBA Staff. The Panel selected the designers which they felt had best demonstrated their understanding of the project, how they might take the project forward and their ability to design and deliver a special roof-top experience which will compliment the 1930’s building. The four designers (in alphabetical order) short-listed were as follows:

– Burd Haward Architects
– Glowacka Rennie Architects
– Dan Pearson Studio
– Studio Weave and Millimetre

The four short-listed designers will be invited to attend an interview in early January 2009 to elaborate on their Expression of Interest material and discuss the project with Jury Panel members.

Previously:

13 Nov 2008

Expressions of Interest sought: Refurbishment of Roof Terraces at the RIBA Headquarters Building, Portland Place, London

Designers are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for the redesign of three roof terraces at the RIBA Headquarters building at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. Expressions of Interest are welcome from architects, interior/exterior designers, landscape architects and/or combinations thereof.

The RIBA has three publicly accessible outdoor terraces situated on the first, fourth and sixth floors. These are used for a variety of events and functions including alfresco summer dining, conference spill-out space, canapé receptions, banquets, weddings and parties. The objective is to design and create simple sustainable architectural garden terraces that will compliment and enhance 66 Portland Place. The aspiration is to commission a work of quality and originality that will create a signature project in the context of the fine Grade II* listed 1930’s building, designed by George Grey Wornum. This project offers a unique and prestigious opportunity to make a significant and lasting contribution to a high profile, historic, precious, listed building at the very heart of current British Design.

Up to four designers will be short-listed and invited to attend an interview to outline their thinking and how they might approach the commission. A Preliminary Briefing Paper giving further background about the project and selection process is available to download from www.architecture.com/competitions. Alternatively, please contact the RIBA Competitions Office on +44 (0)113 234 1335. The deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest (RIBA, London) is 5.00pm on Thursday 4 December 2008.


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