We recently completed the extension of our studio, designed by the practice for its own occupancy. After two years spent spread out in various buildings along Southwark Street, the practice is delighted to be reunited in one place. The extension doubles the office capacity and includes the refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Victorian warehouse and a new-build timber-clad extension.
King's Cross Central won the Regeneration Award at the 2013 Property Week Awards last week. Our 24 hectare masterplan for Argent is one of Europe’s largest and most complex regeneration projects: http://goo.gl/jYorK
As part of the building of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – due to complete at the end of this year - the foyer at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank has undergone a redevelopment. This video describes the redesign of the space and the challenges of building in an urban area with the theatre open to the public. http://blog.shakespearesglobe.com/building-the-sam-wanamaker-playhouse-rebuilding-the-foyer/
Four of our projects have been recognised in the Civic Trust Awards. The Simon Smith Building at Brighton College and the Olympic Park Masterplan - designed with LDA Design.Hargreaves, EDAW, Arup and Atkins - were both winners, while South Place Hotel and New Court, designed with OMA, both received commendations. Civic Trust Awards recognise projects of the highest quality design which are judged to have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.
District//S has been awarded the Francis Tibbalds Prize for best Practice Project at the National Urban Design Awards 2013. The Awards showcase some of the best examples of urban design work produced in the UK and beyond over the past 12 months. The judges commented that they were impressed by the ‘comprehensive response to the historic character of Beirut, going well beyond the superficialities of appearance to reflect the cultural and functional nature of the city’.
Allies and Morrison is a finalist in the Building Awards. Following a positive year in which we completed projects in almost every sector, from the Olympic Park Masterplan to South Place Hotel, we have been shortlisted for the Architectural Practice of the Year Award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on the 8th April.
The Legacy Communities Masterplan Scheme has won the Best Conceptual Project in the London Planning Awards, while the London 2012 Olympic Park Masterplan has won the Mayor's Award for Planning Excellence. The Legacy scheme team were commended for ‘rising to the post-Olympic challenge – and successfully grasping the baton’.
We are very pleased to have prequalified for the international competition to design a masterplan for Nalanda University Campus. Situated in Rajgir, India, Nalanda will be a new university situated on the site of an ancient one with a focus on inter-Asian linkages. Our team, including Indian architects Hundred Hands, is one of nine to prequalify.
We are delighted to have won the RIBA competition to design Worsley New Hall hotel in Salford, Greater Manchester. We have the opportunity to design a luxury hotel and spa, with associated conference and events facilities on the site of the demolished country house integrated into a significant existing Victorian garden designed by William Nesfield.
- 14 May 13
Allies and Morrison Studios Extended
- 22 April 13
King’s Cross Central wins Regeneration Award
- 18 April 13
- 10 April 13
Construction start of Rotterdam project
- 11 March 13
Civic Trust Award Wins
- 07 February 13
District//S wins National Urban Design Award
- 06 February 13
Building Awards Finalists
- 05 February 13
London Planning Awards
- 31 January 13
Nalanda University Campus Design Competition
- 12 October 12
Allies and Morrison win competition to design Worsley New Hall