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Miniplex installation takes over the City for London Festival of Architecture


Miniplex installation takes over the City for London Festival of Architecture

AHMM’s London Festival of Architecture collaboration with The City Centre has brought together young people, architects and engineers to create a temporary installation for Paternoster Square, in the heart of the City of London. Over the course of five workshops during May, a group of fifteen aspiring architects and engineers aged 14-19 have been given the opportunity to develop their design skills and create the installation using a modular assembly system called Miniplex. Inspired by patterns found in nature, Miniplex – conceived by AHMM architect Vlad Tenu – is made from flexible plastic pieces, each one fitting together to form symmetrical interconnected shapes that gradually increase in size and can be added to infinitely. The installation will take its final shape in Paternoster Square this Friday, and the public will be invited to join in. Find out more about the City Centre’s Learning initiative here, explore this year’s London Festival of Architecture programme on the LFA website – and help us out with completing the installation on 2 June.



RIBA South award for Barns Road

Barns Road has won a RIBA South award, announced at a ceremony last night (25 May). Barns Road is located in Cowley, south-east of Oxford city centre, and provides a mix of social rented, shared ownership and market housing, community rooms, retail and workshop provision for the Emmaus homelessness charity. The scheme features installations by artist Martin Richman, who also worked on the RIBA London award-winning Grand Union Studios. Find out more about the RIBA South winners here.



RIBA London Awards 2017


RIBA London Awards 2017

Four AHMM projects have been recognised with RIBA London Awards announced last night (22 May): One King William Street, the reinvention of a Grade ll listed building in the Bank Conservation Area; Grand Union Studios and The Ladbroke Grove, a mixed use scheme with residential, retail and flexible office space; The Library at Willesden Green, a civic centre including a library, performing arts space, café, gallery, archive and museum; and New Scotland Yard, the new home of the Metropolitan Police Service on the Thames Embankment.

RIBA London winners, along with winners from the other ten regions, will now be considered for RIBA National Awards to be announced in June. Find out more about the RIBA Awards here.



AJ100 Practice of the Year shortlist

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been shortlisted for the AJ100 Practice of the Year Award. One of eight practices in the running for the award – part of the Architects’ Journal’s annual awards and survey of the 100 largest UK architecture firms – AHMM previously won Practice of the Year in 2013 as well as Client Choice in 2015. As announced last month, New Scotland Yard has also been shortlisted by the AJ100 judges for its Building of the Year award. Winners will be announced on 14 June. Find out more about the shortlists and the AJ100 here.