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40 Giant Gobstoppers Suspended  at Kingswood College of Art!

17/12/2012

40 Giant Gobstoppers Suspended at Kingswood College of Art!

‘Ballroom’ – a colourful large-scale piece by Morag Myerscough – is now in place at Kingswood College of Art. The floating piece was developed through a series of engagements with Hull City Council and staff and pupils of the college. Supergraphics are also currently being installed on a number of internal walls, and will be ready for the school’s opening early next month.
 

For more information see  Kingswood College of Art
 



 

Dagenham Park Church of England School is Officially Opened

17/12/2012

Dagenham Park Church of England School is Officially Opened

The Bishop of Chelmsford – the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell – officially opened Dagenham Park Church of England School last Friday. He’s pictured here with Simon Weaver – the school’s Head Teacher – and a bunch of merry onlookers who enjoyed an evening of ceremonial proceedings and student performances. One of the final BSF projects to be delivered, Dagenham Park School is three-storey split-levelled volume organised around a brightly-lit central atrium with large-scale graphics and accent colours. It has been open to students since April.
 

Read more about the project here
 



 

Barbican’s New Cinemas Opened by Dame Vivienne Westwood

10/12/2012

Barbican’s New Cinemas Opened by Dame Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood opened London’s newest cinema complex – for which we designed the exteriors – at the Barbican Arts Centre last night. Accommodating two new cinema screens, a coffee shop and restaurant, the addition asserts its presence on its prominent street corner using the same quietly confident language of insertions and adjustments that AHMM’s earlier Barbican projects introduced. The Beech Street and Whitecross Street elevations of the former Exhibition Hall – previously opaque and impermeable – have been transformed into fully-glazed, active frontages signalling both the presence of the new cinemas inside and the Barbican complex beyond.
 

Dame Vivienne can be seen here cutting the ribbon while the Barbican’s Managing Director Sir Nicholas Kenyon makes a dash for the best new seat in the house!
 
 



 

AHMM Win BD Education Architect of the Year!

05/12/2012

AHMM Win BD Education Architect of the Year!

We’re delighted to report that we were awarded the BD Education Architect of the Year last night in the Nursery to Secondary category. In what one judge described as the hardest category, our significant body of work – representing large-scale schools in tough areas – was felt to be most deserving of recognition. The jurors valued the sense of buzz we’ve created in the seven schools we entered, particularly how our use of light and colour – complemented by refined detailing – stimulates interest and long-lasting appeal. 

 



 

Old Vinyl Factory Wins Outline Planning

04/12/2012

Old Vinyl Factory Wins Outline Planning

The scheme to radically transform the former EMI record  factory in Hayes, west London was granted outline planning late last week.  Backed by the Cathedral Group and Development Securities, the redevelopment  will convert the run-down 1927 Art Deco complex into new offices, homes and  recreational zones to breathe new life and bring new jobs into the area. We're working with Studio Egret West  and Duggan Morris on the £250M project.
 

For more information and project updates, see The Old Vinyl Factory