James W. Thomson AECOM Midwest USA | www.e-architect.co.uk

AECOM, Architects

AECOM architecture news – fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announce that James W. Thomson, American Institute of Architects (AIA), The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has been named vice president and managing principal for its Midwest region Buildings + Places practice, part of its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) group.

Chalcots Estate towers Camden North London

Chalcots Estate Cladding

This council housing estate in Swiss Cottage in the London Borough of Camden was refurbished in 2006-09 by the same firm that oversaw work at Grenfell Tower. It appears that Reynobond ACM panels were also used. The Estate comprises five high-rise tower blocks.

Zaans Medical Centre Building, Zaandam

Zaans Medical Centre Building, Zaandam

Design: Mecanoo architecten

The first lean hospital building in the Netherlands. An efficient and compact building in which professional healthcare and a personal approach strengthen each other. Clear routing, abundant daylight, and positive distractions contribute to an environment promoting wellbeing.

Coombe Cliff Conservatory Building Restoration

Chartered Institute of Building – CIOB News

Following growing demand for ‘certified’ conservation specialists the Chartered Institute of Building launches the CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme. With 25% of the UK’s building stock pre-1919 most construction professionals will work on historic buildings at some point during their career.

XYZ Spinningfields Manchester offices | www.e-architect.co.uk

XYZ Spinningfields

Design: Cartwright Pickard, Architects

Speculative ten-storey, workspace building commissioned by Allied London. The design is specifically aimed at the fast expanding TMT (technology, media and telecommunications), a highly ‘agile’ speculative commercial office, also acting as a community hub.

Seaton Jurassic, Devon

Seaton Jurassic, Devon

This new attraction has won an architecture award for the best leisure and hospitality project of the year. The flagship centre, designed by Plymouth firm Form Design, stands at the heart of the world-renowned Jurassic Coast.

Zhuhai Hengqin HQ Complex

Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex

Architects: Aedas

Overlooking some of the largest casino resorts across the river, the development is set to be an integrated cultural tourism-oriented complex with two high-rise Grade-A office towers and a series of retail, banquet, entertainment and leisure venues.

Dancing Dragons Seoul, Yongsan Towers | www.e-architect.co.uk

Dancing Dragons Seoul, Yongsan Towers: Skyscrapers

Design: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

A pair of landmark supertall towers for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul. The buildings, which include residential, “officetel” and retail elements, consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core. The highly contemporary design aesthetic is informed by aspects of traditional Korean culture.