London Festival of Architecture 2016 – events not to miss

Image via thespaces.com

Image via thespaces.com

With the new mayor focusing our attention on smart development and social equality, 2016 will be a banner year for the London Festival of Architecture. Election watchers will be familiar with many of this year’s hot topics: community spaces, social housing, docklands renewal. But considering the theme this year is ‘community’, there will be something for every tribe of Londoner. Out of 300 events, we’ve picked the 10 must-sees.thespaces.com

Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Designs for Chelsea Stadium

Herzog & de Meuron has revealed their plans for a new £500 million stadium for ChelseaFootball Club, intended to built in place of their existing stadium at Stamford Bridge. As reported by BD, the images and a model of the stadium were not officially released to the press but were presented in a public consultation meeting held by the club. Continue reading “Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Designs for Chelsea Stadium”

Is Thomas Heatherwick designing Google’s London HQ?

Render of the proposed Google campus plan in Mountain View, CA, by BIG and Heatherwick Studios. It's unclear whether the designs for the London HQ will follow a similar sensibility. Image credit: Google.

Render of the proposed Google campus plan in Mountain View, CA, by BIG and Heatherwick Studios. It’s unclear whether the designs for the London HQ will follow a similar sensibility. Image credit: Google.

Google’s ambitious £1 billion King’s Cross development, which will be the technology giant’s European headquarters, has faced repeated delays since it was first announced back in 2013. The project currently has “no target completion date.”

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Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners

Ravenor Primary Expansion by Seymour Harris Architecture

Ravenor Primary Expansion by Seymour Harris Architecture
RIBA celebrated the winners of the 2015 London Awards, which highlights top-notch architectural design within the London capital region. Starting from 159 entries down to a final shortlist of 67 projects, 38 projects won awards during a recent evening ceremony at the National Theatre. A few of the winners scored extra in receiving London Special Awards, including the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.

Full list of London Awards winners:

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London Shoreditch station

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Register: Monday, May 04, 2015
Submit: Monday, May 11, 2015
M-Arch is excited to announce that the latest contest will concern requalification of the old Shoreditch Overground station.
The competition aims at integrating the new upcoming and fashionable Shoreditch and the old and multicultural soul of Brick Lane.
This London neighbour is famously unique for its different cultures that made it one of the most eclectic and vibrant places in the world.
By designing a leisure building in the Shoreditch and Brick Lane areas the designers will inevitably find a solution to connect them to the other cultural landmark already in the surrounding area.

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