The University of the Arts London Campus for Central Saint Martins at King's Cross was named Best Large Development at the 2013 Camden Business Awards.
Led by the Camden Business Board, the Camden Business Awards celebrate Camden businesses and acknowledge the contribution they have made to the local community. The Camden Business Board brings together the leading business representative organisations in the borough.
The Britten Pears Archive in Aldeburgh was been praised as a deceptively sophisticated solution, winning the award for Best Public Building at last night's Brick Awards.
The judges commented: "The building works both internally and externally and fits superbly well into the mature gardens that surround it and also compliments and enhances the grade II listed former home of Britten himself. The apparent solution of two interlocking rectangles also integrates well into its listed surroundings."
The judges were also very impressed with the “sustainable attributes” the building offers. The potentially highly serviced building is controlled by using high thermal mass and user controlled cross ventilation. The archive is kept at a stable temperature and humidity without mechanical aid.
Stanton Williams has been appointed by the University of Cambridge as one of the architects for the first phase of the North West Cambridge development.
The practice will work on the architectural designs in Lot 2 of North West Cambridge situated within the local centre of the development, which includes a mixture of University housing alongside shops and amenities.
The appointment builds on Stanton Williams’ successful track record in Cambridge, following the Sainsbury Laboratory and masterplan for the extension of the Cambridge Judge Business School.
Roger Taylor, Project Director of North West Cambridge said "Stanton Williams has an impressive track record for delivering high quality, innovative architectural design. As a practice they have a superb approach for creating architecture from the inside-out; placing the user at the heart of their design. We look forward to working with the team to create architecture that both the University and the city can be proud of.”
The University is working with 15 architectural practices to create an urban extension to Cambridge. The University will be submitting a series of Reserved Matters Applications to the local authorities. Works on infrastructure start in 2013 and Phase One completions will begin from late 2015 into 2016.
An exciting new chapter in the 160-year history of King’s Cross station began today when the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Network Rail’s chief executive, Sir David Higgins today declared the new King’s Cross Square officially open.
Designed by architects Stanton Williams, the 75,000 sq ft public space is the final part of the £550m redevelopment of King’s Cross station to be completed and offers rail users, local people and those now moving to work and study in the area a brand new open space as well as improved entrances to the London Underground, an area dedicated to public art, and a stunning lighting scheme to highlight the area’s architectural features.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, “The transformation of King’s Cross is not only beautiful but it has also triggered all sorts of regeneration, with new jobs, huge numbers of homes being built and businesses relocating here. What has emerged is a fantastic open space which has led to the creation of a whole new vibrant district. It is the perfect example of a point I have always made, if you support good transport links the jobs and growth will follow.”
Alan Stanton, director of Stanton Williams, said, “As architects, we were delighted to work on King’s Cross Square and to develop a response to one of the most exciting urban challenges in the city. The design of this unique new public space takes into account all complexities of the site, from its function as arrivals concourse for the station, to the structures of the London Underground system below, to create a welcoming orientation and meeting space as the final step to the regeneration of this landmark station."
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The University of Cambridge has appointed a design team led by Stanton Williams to develop a masterplan for the expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) on the Old Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in the centre of Cambridge and to design a first phase of the proposed works, following a competition with a strong field of architects. Other team members include Arup, AKT II, Gardiner & Theobald, Hannah Reed and Stuart A. Johnson Consulting.
The masterplan will include new facilities for CJBS, which will enhance its status as a world-class research-led business school. The scheme will include additional teaching, office and social spaces, with phase I focusing on the provision of new spaces for Executive Education. The project will allow all of the CJBS facilities to be located on the old Addenbrooke’s site, enhancing interaction and communication between staff, students and the wider academic and business communities.
With an overall budget for the masterplan of £30m, the £15m first phase has been made possible with generous funding from the University of Cambridge and The Monument Trust.
Stanton Williams’ new archive building for the Britten-Pears Foundation has been officially opened by Dame Janet Baker. The first major purpose built archive in the UK, it houses the extensive collection of music manuscripts, letters, photographs and recordings of the composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears. The red brick building complements the site of The Red House in Aldeburgh, the Grade II listed former home of Britten, and has been completed in time for Britten’s Centenary celebrations.
With a design that roots the building firmly in its context, the Britten-Pears archive provides optimum environmental conditions for the preservation of its significant collection through pioneering low-energy means, achieving a passive archive environment.
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900, the V&A's major autumn exhibition designed by Stanton Williams, will be on show from 26 October 2013 – 19 January 2014. The exhibition will be the most ambitious survey of one of the world's greatest artistic traditions. It will gather together the finest examples of Chinese painting created over a 1200 year period and will show more than 70 works including some of the earliest surviving Chinese paintings as well as other exceptionally rare works loaned from the greatest international collections. From small scale intimate works by monks and literati to a 14 metre-long scroll painting, many of the paintings will be shown in Europe for the first time.
The London Borough of Lambeth has approved the planning application by Braeburn Estates to redevelop the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.
Stanton Williams are working on the design for Building 5 next to the Shell Centre, one of the residential buildings on the masterplan designed by Squires and Partners. Other architects working on the development are Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Patel Taylor and GRID Architects, as well as Townshend Landscape Architects.
Braeburn Estates is a joint venture of Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar. The 1.45 million sq ft mixed use scheme will transform the 1960s office site, providing new offices for Shell and other corporate organisations as well as hundreds of new homes and new retail outlets. It will make a significant contribution to the on-going regeneration of the Waterloo and South Bank area.
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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."