The Hackney Marshes Centre was named 'Best Community Project' at the 2013 AIA UK Design Excellence Awards ceremony last night.
Stanton Williams have been shortlisted for 'Employer of the Year' and 'Best Place to Work - South East and London' in this years AJ100 Awards.
The awards recognise workplace culture, staff satisfaction, benefits and successful initiatives that help motivate, train and encourage employee development. Shortlists are drawn from an industry wide survey and winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 8th May.
AJ100 Full Shortlist
A new centre bringing together the country’s leading doctors and scientists to find effective treatments for children’s rare diseases has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of architects Stanton Williams.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has already purchased land adjacent to the hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health at 20 Guilford Street to house the new research centre for rare diseases. When funding is secured, the existing building onsite will be demolished and a new purpose-built research centre will be created, housing 5,500 square metres of laboratories, manufacturing facilities and clinical offices. The development will also provide much-needed outpatient clinical space, completing the translational research circle from pure research to practical patient treatment.
Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Director of Redevelopment, Matthew Tulley, said:
“Stanton Williams has an impressive track record of delivering state-of-the-art scientific facilities which are also beautifully designed, sustainable and sensitive to their surroundings.
“Our latest development, which includes the Children’s Rare Disease Research Centre, will be at the forefront of developing and delivering new treatments for children, and we’re excited to have appointed an equally dynamic partner to help us make the centre a reality.”
Link to full press release
The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King's Cross has received a Civic Trust award at last night's award ceremony in Cardiff, adding to the recognition the building has received with 13 awards last year.
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects of the highest quality design, if they are judged to have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.
Monocle, a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design, has interviewed Stanton Williams for a video feature to complement their magazine report on Central Saint Martins.
Video curtesy of Monocle
Correspondent: Gillian Dobias
Filmmaker: Edurne Bargueño Vida
Following final presentations to the jury at the end of January, the Board of Trustees of the Royal Opera House has selected Stanton Williams to carry out a feasibility study for the ‘Open Up’ project.
Simon Robey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Opera House, said ‘Stanton Williams have demonstrated a clear vision for what the next evolution of our building can achieve showing sensitivity, skill and creativity. There is such potential to open our building to wider audiences throughout the day and we look forward to working in partnership with Stanton Williams to develop these plans over the next few months.’
As part of their architect's inpiration series, BD have invited Paul Williams to revisit the Castelvecchio museum in Verona, where Carlo Scarpa’s integrated vision and clarity of detail first set him on the path towards gallery and exhibition design. The feature, written by Pamela Buxton, was published on 31 January 2013.
Link to online article
Art exhibition and auction to be held in the Blackall Gallery, Shoreditch, EC3 on 16th March 2013 to raise funds and increase public awareness of Joss Searchlight.
The artwork donated by Alan Stanton is a print of a drawing entitled 'La Palombe'
The print was made at Norman Ackroyd's studio in Bermondsey.
Something Special Art Event
Canary Wharf Group plc has appointed architects Herzog & de Meuron, Allies and Morrison and Stanton Williams to design the first phase of new buildings at the Wood Wharf development, one of Central London’s most prestigious waterfront sites, adjacent to Canary Wharf.
Stanton Williams will design three new residential buildings around a communal courtyard, waterways and green space at the western end of Wood Wharf. These will include views onto the surrounding water, which is intended to be animated with events, retail and leisure activity. The buildings will be designed to the highest specifications and accentuate sunlight penetration from the south. They will be linked to Canary Wharf and the buzzing Wood Wharf High Street by pedestrian footpaths over the water.
Robert Maguire, Project Director for Wood Wharf at Canary Wharf Group said: “We are very pleased to welcome Herzog & de Meuron, Allies and Morrison and Stanton Williams on to the Wood Wharf design team, which now comprises some of the best architectural talent in the world.
“This is one of London’s most exciting waterfront developments. It will be an evolution of Canary Wharf, helping to meet the needs of London’s growing business sectors, in particular technology and new media firms, and provide another large step forward for the regeneration of East London.”
Paul Williams, Director at Stanton Williams said: "We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Canary Wharf Group to design some of the first residential buildings at Wood Wharf. We look forward to working with the wider design team on the creation of exciting new living environments for this exceptional site."
Ronson Capital Partners LLP (“RCP”), the investment firm established to invest opportunistically in real estate assets in the UK, today confirms the start of development of Riverwalk, SW1, its waterfront residential development designed by Stanton Williams, destined to become the premier riverside address on the north bank of the Thames in the heart of Westminster.
Riverwalk will be a collection of highly specified one, two, three and four bedroom apartments and penthouses with a focus on light, space and service, as well as exceptional views across the River Thames. Spread across two organically shaped buildings, the 113 apartments will be ideally located in prime central London, moments from Tate Britain and a broad range of cultural and shopping amenities.
Stanton Williams have been presented with this years BD Architect of the Year Award in the Sports and Entertainment category at last night's ceremony. The prize recognises the successful completion of Eton Manor, one of the few permanent venues created for London 2012 and the Hackney Marshes Centre, a community hub providing a café, changing rooms and education centre for the area’s famous Sunday League footballers.
The Hackney Marshes Centre was praised for its seamless integration of form, function, structure, services and fabric, winning last night's Hackney Design Award.
The judges commented:
"This is a building that illustrates the value of architecture, showing how joined up thinking can create a seamless integration of form, function, structure, services and fabric underpinned by a strong concept.
The architecture is tough. It has to be to take the knocks and bangs of hundreds of Sunday league footballers but it somehow still manages to be really attractive building to be in, to be on, to walk through, and to look at."
Work has started on the demolition of the green canopy that has overshadowed the historic frontage of King’s Cross station since the 1970s. Once removed it will reveal, for the first time in 150 years, Lewis Cubitt’s magnificent Grade I listed Victorian station façade and London’s newest public space – King's Cross Square.
Designed by Stanton Williams, King’s Cross Square presents one of the most exciting urban challenges facing London today.
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge and the University of the Arts London Campus at King's Cross have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.
Launched in 1987, this Prize is co-funded by the EU Culture Programme and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. By highlighting excellent architectural works that have been constructed over the last two years, the Prize draws attention to the contribution of European professionals in the development of new ideas and technologies, as well as the cultural importance of architecture in the construction of our cities. The winner will be announced in April 2013.
It has been another successful year for Stanton Williams at the Concrete Society’s Awards for Excellence with Hackney Marshes Centre winning the Certificate of Excellence and the UAL Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross named as overall winner. Judges praised the optimum and contextual use of the material at Hackney Marshes Centre that has resulted in a ‘high quality, functional and sustainable building’.
The Musee des Beaux Arts de Nantes is showing an exhibition echoeing the current museum in the midst of mutation, site renovation and extension. "Si j'avais un marteau" - "If I had a hammer" will be on show at the Hangar a Bananes in Nantes from 19 October 2012 to 6 January 2013.
The exhibition addresses the "project", real or imagined, in contemporary art.
A selection of works from French public collections or commissioned for the exhibition are putting the idea of the building site into perspective. The image of building work becomes a metaphor in a world of constant transformation, construction and demolition.
Alongside the exhibition, photographs of original Museum Hall paintings and original drawings of the current Palais des Arts by the architect Clement Josso architect are shown alongside project models and visualisations of the future transformation inito the Musee d'Art de Nantes designed by Stanton Williams.
Stanton Williams' Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2012 for the best building of the year. Now in its 17th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize, awarded to the architects of the best new European building built or designed in the UK.
The RIBA Stirling Prize judges said: “The Sainsbury Laboratory is a timeless piece of architecture, sitting within a highly sensitive site (...). In this project Stanton Williams and their landscape architects have created a new landscape, a courtyard which flows out into the botanical gardens. The project is both highly particular and specialised, and at the same time a universal building type, taken to an extraordinary degree of sophistication and beauty."
“The project seems simple, and this hides the fact that it was a hugely difficult building to achieve. It needed to provide flexibility for future changes in scientific practice, and it has achieved this brilliantly. The building had to balance openness with stringent requirements for security, which was done by placing the laboratories on the first floor, together with their own meeting places. Public access is on the ground floor in the form of a lecture theatre and meeting rooms, and, importantly, there is a charming café open to the public, which sits between the gardens and the lab’s private courtyard, and from which one can watch the goings-on within. This forms the buffer between the private and public zones."
The building uses fine materials expertly detailed; and beautifully integrates works of art commissioned from Susanna Herron, William Pye and Norman Ackroyd. The project’s profound sustainability is impressive, not only in terms of its excellent energy performance but also in terms of its long term flexibility and adaptability.”
Lord Sainsbury said:“I am delighted that Stanton Williams has won the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Sainsbury Laboratory, in competition with some outstanding buildings. I am also very proud to be associated with their inspiring building which sets a new standard for laboratory design and blends in beautifully with the historic Botanic Gardens.”
The Director of Estate Management for the University, Michael Bienias, said: “I’m delighted that the Sainsbury Laboratory has received the prestigious Sterling Prize. It’s testimant to the excellent design skills of the architects Stanton Williams and truly reflects the support they received from the entire project team.”
RIBA live footage from the awards ceremony
BBC Breakfast interview
The Observer - Editorial
The Observer - Comment
Stanton Williams' University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross has been named Major Building Project of the Year at this year's prestigious British Construction Industry Awards, beating an impressive list of shortlisted competitors to win the prize.
The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross, London has won the higher education and research category at this years World Architecture Festival Awards, beating a high profile international shortlist.
The judges described it as a complex and challenging project that was well executed, and praised the sensitive relationship between the old buildings and new volumes. They liked the way that the central street connects the spaces and helps to create better student integration.
Video: © Marketing and Communications, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design; © Short Form Films
BRONZE, an exhibition presented by the Royal Academy of Arts and designed by Stanton Williams, will be on show from 15th September to 9th December.
The exhibition celebrates the remarkable historical, geographical and stylistic range of Bronze as an enduring medium, bringing together works from the earliest times to the present in a thematic arrangement. With works spanning 5,000 years, no such cross-cultural exhibition on this scale has ever been attempted. The exhibition features over 150 of the finest bronzes from Asia, Africa and Europe and will include important discoveries as well as archaeological excavations. Many of the pieces have never been seen in the UK.
Paul Williams, director at Stanton Williams explains: “Bronze is a very special exhibition to be involved with. Having worked with the material on several of our architectural projects, we have developed a passion for its qualities and respect for its diversity. Our work on exhibitions remains an integral part of our studio, with the detailed use of space, material and light informing our large scale projects and enhancing our creative sense of space.”
Stanton Williams has been shortlised for the BD Architect of the Year Award 2012 in the Sports and Entertainment category, following the successful completion of the Hackney Marshes Centre and Eton Manor London 2012 Paralympic Venue.
The awards – the UK’s only architectural prize offered in recognition of a body of work - will be judged by a panel of architects, developers and other built environment professionals and presented at a ceremony to be held at the Brewery, in the City of London on December 4th.
Eton Manor, the only dedicated Paralympics Venue, has successfully hosted the Wheelchair tennis competition and provided aquatics training facilities durng the London 2012 Games. It will now be transformed into a permanent, flexible 3,500 seat hockey stadium for Lee Valley and indoor tennis centre, including changing facilities, along with other community sporting and leisure facilities. Lee Valley Hockey Centre will host the 2015 European Hockey Championships - the first major sporting event to take place at the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games.
After winning the bronze medal with tennis partner Jordanne Whiley, ParalympicGB's Lucy Shuker said: "Eton Manor is the best venue I've ever played at and the crowds have been out of this world. We want to thank everyone who has supported us."
GB Hockey’s chief operating officer Sally Munday said: "We’ll bid for every international tournament on offer. We aim to make Eton Manor the Wembley Stadium of hockey."
Stanton Williams are taking part in this year's Open House London on Saturday 22 September, from 12 to 5pm. You are welcome to join us in our studio, which has panoramic views over the Regents canal, for the opportunity to learn more about our latest projects.
Stanton Williams' Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has been shortlisted for UK's most prestigious architecture prize.
The Stirling Prize is awarded to the project built or designed in Britain "which has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year." The shortlist of six projects is drawn from the fifty British projects and nine international projects which received RIBA National Awards this year.
RIBA comments: "This building is an exciting new typology, with spaces for research juxtaposed with those for education; the private and the public; the highly-technological nurture of nature with the simple enjoyment of an extended botanic garden."
New Book: The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art
Watch an inteview with the architects on YouTube
Film: Gary Vernon-Collier
Music: Jeremy Holland-Smith
Paul Williams was recognised by the University of the Arts London, along with fashion designer Stella McCartney, artist Yinka Shonibare and, actor Colin Firth, by receiving a honorary doctorate as part of day three of the University's graduation ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall.
In his acceptance speech Paul thanked the University for the great honour. He told graduates that he had originally attended art school with the intention of being a sculptor, and that his 'non-linear' career had taught him the value of a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving. He added: “Occasionally you will ask yourself ‘why do I continue to strive for the best when it’s easier to make do?’ You then have to say to yourself ‘I do because I care".
Stanton Williams are celebrating two of our projects winning New London Awards at today's award ceremony. The awards recognise the best new projects in the capital, both in terms of their architectural quality and their contribution to London's environment.
The Hackney Marshes Centre won an award in the Sport & Play category, whilst the University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King's Cross was awarded in the Education category for its ʻfantastic sensitivity to seamlessly mix old and new.'
Three Stanton Williams projects were recognised at last night's RIBA Awards. In London, the University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King's Cross and the Hackney Marshes Centre both won an RIBA Award. At the RIBA East award ceremony, the Sainsbury Laboratory has received an RIBA Award and won the RIBA East Building of the Year Award.
RIBA Awards for architectural excellence were presented to 50 buildings in the UK and nine buildings elsewhere in the EU. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize will be drawn from these winners.
Stanton Williams' framed photographs by Maja Daniels named 'Creative Spaces: Central Saint Martins Students at the new University of the Arts London Campus' is on display at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012. The show runs from 4th June to 12th August.
The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross has won Best Education Development at the LABC London Building Excellence Awards 2012. The project will now be entered into the National Awards, along with the Sainsbury Laboratory, which won the same category in the East Anglia Region.
The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross has won AJ100 Building of the Year. The project was deemed to be “…quite simply the finest building completed by an AJ100 practice in the past year”. Judges praised its elegant detailing, remarking that the respectful and dignified project now sets the benchmark in an important regenerated area of London.
Bauhaus Live at The Aram Gallery
18th May - 15th July 2012
The Aram Gallery has been invited to collaborate with the Barbican by mounting an exhibition on Bauhaus. With a clear focus on contemporary design, this complementary exhibition at The Aram Gallery will expand on both the enduring influence and the prolonged inspiration the school has, and continues to have, on the work of contemporary working architects and designers.
The Aram Gallery
The Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has won the LABC Award for Best Educational Building at the LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards.
The Judges commented “An outstanding building of international significance, set within Cambridge University Botanical Gardens, providing new public facilities”
Stanton Williams is celebrating the recognition of our projects at last night's RICS award ceremonies. In London, the University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King's Cross won the Regeneration Award, whilst the Hackney Marshes Centre was joint runner up for the Community Benefits Award. In Cambridge, the Sainsbury Laboratory was highly commended in the Design and Innovation Category.
The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross has won the Public Building of the Year Award at last night's prestigious Building Awards Ceremony.
The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross has received the American Institute of Architects UK Excellence in Design Award 2012 at last night's award ceremony.
The AIA UK Awards Competition attracted the largest number of submissions in the eighteen year history of the programme, and the Jury was unanimous in it’s view that the entries represented a remarkable level of quality and a wide range of project typologies.
Paul Williams presented the project at the Wallace Collection during the ceremony.
The new University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross has won the World Architecture News Education Award 2012. Stanton Williams were praised by the judges for their sensitive intervention on a complex site with many contextual and programmatic challenges, “a fascinating response to what one can only imagine was a staggeringly complex brief.”
“A skilful combination of urbanism and campus planning in the heart of London... great urban design combined with a rich educational environment”. The jury enthused about the way in which the project responded and interacted with its historical context while admirably meeting criteria for the college’s functional requirements. “It provides a capacity for the education environment to develop and advance. It has only just opened but I think it will stand the test of time.”
The judges also shortlisted the project for the World Architecture News ECO Award for its ‘great example of sustainable architecture’. Each shortlisted scheme has has demonstrated outstanding eco credentials. The winners will be announced later in the year.
You can view the full judges comments on YouTube
Stanton Williams’ new Arts Centre for Lincoln College, one of the colleges of Oxford University, has received planning permission. The new Arts Centre consists of the refurbishment and extension of the existing Grade II listed Garden Building, giving it new purpose and meaning whilst improving facilities for members of the College and the public.
Tim Knowles, Bursar of Lincoln College, comments: “Stanton Williams’ design succeeds in fulfilling the requirements of a demanding brief in a restricted and constrained space. Members of the College, and the donors who have generously made this project possible, are excited at the prospect of achieving a significant enhancement to Lincoln’s facilities.”
The Hackney Marshes Centre and the Sainsbury Laboratory have been recognised with a Civic Trust Award.
The Civic Trust Awards are given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Award level schemes must demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, sustainability, inclusive design and make a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.
The Sainsbury Laboratory was described as "An exceptionally conceived, designed and executed building which makes a substantial contribution to the modern architecture of Cambridge." Hackney Marshes Centre received the following comment: "The overall design and attention to detailing using standard components with the high quality of construction workmanship is admirable."
Stanton Williams have been shortlisted for the Architectural Practice of the Year Award by Building Magazine. The 2012 Building Awards shortlist also named the new University of the Arts London Campus at King's Cross as a finalist for the Public Building Project of the Year while the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge is a contender for Project of the Year. Shortlists were judged from a record number of entries.
Stanton Williams have been awarded first place at the competition for the Museum of Concrete Art and Design in Ingolstadt, South Germany, beating a high profile group of competitors. DFZ Architekten from Hamburg share first place. Third Place was awarded to Querkraft Architekten, fourth place went to Zaha Hadid Architects and fifth place went to Dömges und Fischer Generalplanung.
The competition was looking for design solutions to transform a 19th Century foundry into the new home for the Museum of Concrete Art and Design, as part of the wider regeneration of the foundry site.
Other international museum projects of Stanton Williams include the Stadtmuseum in Berlin, Germany, and the Musée d'Art de Nantes, France.
The new University of the Arts London Campus at King’s Cross has scooped the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence at last nights London Planning Awards. The Mayor awarded the prize jointly to the London Borough of Camden, English Heritage, architects Stanton Williams and developers Argent.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "The Granary Building is a stunning development that embraces the past while looking to the future. The transition from a depository of Victorian grain, to a university where the seeds of artistic ideas sprout, has been handled with great sensitivity and flair. It has brought an enlightened focus to the wholesale regeneration of the surrounding area and is a project that matches my own vision for London."
Plans to create a new public space in front of King’s Cross, which will form the final part of the redevelopment of the station, have been given the go-ahead by Camden council.
The design, by architects Stanton Williams, will reveal the Victorian Grade I listed station façade for the first time in 150 years. In place of the current 1970s concourse extension will be a 7,000m2 open space which will be 50 percent bigger than Leicester Square. The square will feature a Yorkstone and granite paving pattern with a new outdoor seating.
The decision to grant planning permission for the new space in front of King’s Cross station marks the end of a four-year design programme, which involved more than 4,500 people being consulted on the plans. When completed, it is estimated that the square will be used by 140,000 people every day.
Alan Stanton of Stanton Williams said “Our design for the new Kings Cross Square will provide a new public space as a focal point at the heart of the wider Kings Cross development. The scheme takes into account all the complexities of the site, from its function as an arrivals area for the station, to the structures of the London Underground system. We welcome the planning consent so that the project can move forward.”
We are pleased to announce the following dates for lectures and talks about our work and key topics emerging from our projects:
15/12/11 | École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Nantes
Negative Spaces - lecture by Patrick Richard
10/01/12 | Ravensbourne College Institute
IDEAs lecture series - lecture by Alan Stanton and Paul Williams
12/01/12 | University of East London
New UAL campus for Central Saint Martins - lecture by Richard Wardle
25/01/12 | Building Centre
Concrete Elegance: Exploring Spatial Quality and Natural Light - talk by Paul Williams
14/02/12 | Cardiff University
Alternatives in Architecture lecture series - lecture by Paul Williams
01/03/12 | The University of Sheffield
lecture by Gavin Henderson
20/03/12 | Dubin School of Architecture
lecture by Patrick Richard
Stanton Williams have been presented with the Schüco Gold Award at this years BD’s Architect of the Year Awards. This award is presented to the practice who the jury deems to have made the most significant contribution to British architecture over the past year.
The title was awarded for our work on the University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at Kings Cross and the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge. Stanton Williams was also presented with the education architect of the year award, selected from a very strong shortlist of british architects. The judges commented: ”Few British architects can match Stanton Williams for the range of the work that it has completed over the past 25 years and fewer still have managed to equal its consistent quality. And yet with the buildings it has realised in the past year, this long-established firm has surpassed itself."
Bourne Hill Offices were named as the joint winner of the SCALA (Society of Chief Architects of Local Authorities) Civic Building of the Year Awards at the annual awards ceremony today. A celebration of high quality public sector architecture, the awards recognise excellence in design and construction.
The Sainsbury Laboratory won the Building category award and was judged overall winner at the 2011 Concrete Society Awards. Bourne Hill Offices were also commended at the Building award amongst an impressive shortlist. Judges commented “Craftsmanship comes to mind to describe the work” and praised the aesthetically excellent juxtaposition of concrete and natural stone, remarking “The aspect ratio and quality of design complements the surrounding Botanic Garden."
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Stanton Williams' new plant science research laboratory for the University of Cambridge, has been named World Learning Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. Judges commented “This project connects the building and landscape in a poetic and meaningful way. It is beautifully considered in terms of its human scale, and for activities for research and learning. The choice of materials display a profound tactile sense.”
Henry Williams and Stanton Williams Architects entry for RIBA London’s design competition to create an imaginative and innovative proposal for the rejuvenation of neglected spaces in Greater London was awarded 3rd prize. Parkland Walk Gateway proposes a flexible public space for an abandoned overground station in Highgate, uniquely conditioned by the site’s history, giving access to a wildlife corridor. Henry Williams’ winning design is showcased at the Forgotten Spaces 2011 Exhibition at Somerset House until 29th January 2012.
Forgotten Spaces 2011 London
Stanton Williams’ new Virginia Water Pavilion for The Crown Estate has received planning permission. The new building overlooks Virginia Water, an extensive man-made lake set in a picturesque eighteenth century landscape, sitting within the Grade 1 listed Royal Landscape at the southwest corner of Windsor Great Park. Alan Stanton, director at Stanton Williams explains: “We believe that the project will engage and welcome people to Virginia Water, enhancing a unique place that people can enjoy visiting time and again.”
Stanton Williams' new University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins has raised international awareness and was featured by national and international media. The New York Times reports in their feature titled "Design School Unites the Old and the New", whilst the Guardian publishes a piece titled "Saint Martins emerges blinking in bright new home. But is it art?" and the Independent spoke to Louise Wilson, "fashion's most influential educator", to name but a few. Read more under the following links.
New York Times
Stanton Williams' identity has won the prestigious ISTD International Typographic Award. Designed by graphic designers Cartlidge Levene, the identity is based on a successful logotype reflecting Stanton Williams' ethos and attention to detail. The Awards are held as an appraisal of current standards in typographic design and are judged by some of today’s leading graphic, interactive and typographic design specialists.
Two of Stanton Williams' recently completed projects received high commendations at last night's British Construction Industry Awards. The Sainsbury Laboratory, a new plant science research laboratory for the University of Cambridge, was highly commended in the Major building project over £50m category, whilst Bourne Hill Offices received the commendation in the Local Authority Award.
Stanton Williams' Student Housing Scheme at the University of Cranfield, Chilver Hall, has won the LABC Central Building Excellence Awards for 'best educational building' and 'best partnership with a local authority' in the central region.
The new University of the Arts London Campus at King’s Cross has opened to Central Saint Martins students today, bringing together more than 4,000 students and 1,000 staff to create a 21st century art school fit for the future. Stanton Williams’ design for the £200m new campus unites the college’s activities under one roof for the first time. It provides Central Saint Martins with a substantial new building, connected at its southern end to the Granary Building, at the heart of the 67 acre redevelopment of King’s Cross by developer Argent.
"It has been a privilege to work on such an ambitious scheme that will bring life back to the Granary Complex. Our design draws inspiration from the ambition and scale of its Victorian architectural setting and introduces a strong contemporary intervention that celebrates the juxtaposition of old and new in its detailing. The thought of 4,000 students inhabiting this once redundant and isolated building on a daily basis is breathtaking. Our consistent aim has really been to create a stage for transformation, a framework of spaces that can be orchestrated and transformed over time by staff and students where new interactions and interventions, chance and experimentation can create that slip-stream between disciplines. The coming together of all the schools of Central Saint Martins will open up that potential." Paul Williams
Stanton Williams' design has won a commendation in the competition to create a new home for one of Europe's most significant historical archives. From an international shortlist of 45 architects Stanton Williams were the only UK practice among the prize winners. The jury commented: "The design is of high architectural quality, integrating the urban and functional concept with formal strength to create an exceptional atmosphere for the new archive building..."
Stanton Williams' Chilver Hall Student Residences at Cranfield University have been shortlisted for the Best Education Building category at the national LABC Building Excellence Awards. Furthermore Stanton Williams and Central Bedfordshire Council have been shortlisted in the Best Partnership category.
The national award shortlist was drawn from the regional award winners.
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Stanton Williams' new plant science research laboratory for the University of Cambridge, has been shortlisted for the World Learning Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.
Following last year's success, Stanton Williams are again taking part in Open House London on Saturday 17 September, from 12 to 5pm. Please join us for tours of our studio, which has panoramic views over Regents canal, and the opportunity to learn more about our latest projects.
Stanton Williams have a framed triptych print showing the Bourne Hill Offices, the Hackney Marshes Centre and the Sainsbury Laboratory on display at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011. The show runs from 7th June to 15th August. This year's architecture room is curated by Alan Stanton and Piers Gough.
Stanton Williams has been shortlisted with two projects for the British Construction Industry awards. Sainsbury Laboratory has been shortlisted for the Major Building Project over £50m category and Bourne Hill Offices have been shortlisted for Building Project £3m-£50m category. The winners will be announced on 12th October 2011.
Stanton Williams' new entrances to the Tottenham Court Road station have been shortlisted for the New London Awards in the travel category as part of the station scheme. The New London Awards recognise the capital's best projects – both completed and on the drawing board – from across twelve sectors. The winners will be announced on 12th July 2011.