Director Paul Monaghan has joined the 27-strong CABE Oxford Design Review Panel (ODRP) that has been created to promote consistency in design as the city develops. More information can be found at AJ Online (subscribers only).
AHMM and Studio Myerscough’s competition proposal for the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is among the eight anonymously-submitted entries to have been revealed this week. Our design team also includes Atelier Ten, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Gillespies, ScanLAB, Mindseye and Rise. The winning team will be announced following a presentation to the jury on May 1. More information can be found on the competition website.
After seven years since appointing AHMM as the winner of the international ideas competition to reinvent their Roeterseiland Campus, the University of Amsterdam took possession of Phase One of the project last month. A forty-metre section of a canal-spanning building has been cut out and replaced with a four-storey void to physically and visually open up the campus. The void is bridged by a glazed double-height informal study space with catering facilities, and five storeys of workstations and tutorial rooms, all with views over the inner-city canal-scape. Over the next few months, staff from the Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences prepare their move into the new spaces for the start of semester in September. Phase Two continues onsite for the Amsterdam Law School, with expected completion in 2016.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich resolved to grant planning permission for the Telegraph Works proposal last night. As a joint effort between Alcatel-Lucent and Cathedral Group, the project will deliver 272 new homes set around a new public realm providing a variety of gardens and playspace. The scheme also incorporates the modernisation of part of the Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks’ existing site, which is where the very first transatlantic telegraph cable was manufactured in the 1850s.
Phase Two of Royal Court Liverpool is set to begin now that Liverpool City Council has endorsed the plans to extend the Grade II listed building with a capital contribution. Referred to as ‘The Welcome Project’, this latest phase – due for completion in June 2015 – includes a new foyer extension to the theatre, a brand new box office, improved access by way of a lift to all floors of the building and a first floor terrace.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been appointed by Lend Lease as lead architect for the second phase of Elephant Park, the regeneration of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle, south London. AHMM will design and deliver the tallest building in the consented Masterplan, which between now and 2025 will deliver up to 2,500 homes together with retail, offices and Central London’s largest new park for 70 years.
Building on the success of a similar event last year, we will be joined by Derwent London and Arup to present an information session in our BREEAM Outstanding offices as part of this year’s Green Sky Thinking programme. Focusing on the development of future workspaces, the session will explore live projects to explain how we undertake an action research based approach to inform the development of our projects. The event will be introduced by John Davies, Head of Sustainability at Derwent London and feature contributions from AHMM’s Nic Crawley and Craig Robertson, as well as from Mel Allwood, Sustainability Consultant at Arup. It’s running on morning of Wednesday 30 April. For more information and to book a place contact Claire Pollock.