15 March 2016

King’s College School opens new extension

On 10 March 2016, Allies and Morrison was delighted to be present at the opening of King's College School's newest building in Wimbledon, southwest London. King's, an independent day school founded in 1829, is widely regarded as one of the most academically successful schools in the country.

08 March 2016

GEOGRAPHY AND IDENTITY IN EMERGING CITIES

In February, partner Alfredo Caraballo gave a thematic talk on ‘Geography and Identity’ at WAF Dubai. Dubai – a city that is a global crossroads, where native residents are outnumbered by more than one in six – is an apt place to explore these topics. It and other cities in the Gulf Region have undergone rapid development, much of it manifested in a global architecture. As a counterpoint, Alfredo shared how our work in the region strives to be locally rooted – with examples in three cities: Beirut, Doha and Muscat. Each of these growing cities came from somewhere.

07 March 2016

Civic Trust Awards 2016: 1 Award and 3 Commendations

The results are in for this year’s Civic Trust Awards. In a dinner ceremony held Friday, 4 March 2016, at Shakespeare’s Globe, Allies and Morrison received 1 award and 3 commendations in the annual scheme that recognises design with tangible community benefits:

03 March 2016

RIBA London Awards 2016: a lab, a headquarters and infrastructure

Three Allies and Morrison projects have been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA London Awards: the Maurice Wohl Neurosciences Centre at King’s College Hospital, the headquarters for Banham Group and the King’s Cross Tunnel.

03 March 2016

Success at Oxford Station

Allies and Morrison has been selected as one of three winners in the competition to imagine a new train station for Oxford. Organised by RIBA competitions, the ideas contest invited six award-winning practices to create visions for a new station and surrounding public realm. The jury commended the entry for ‘its simplicity of approach and very attractive main station building’. The competition is a joint initiative of Network Rail, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

01 March 2016

HOLLANDGREEN HAS ACHIEVED PARTIAL COMPLETION

Completion has been achieved on the majority of apartments at our hollandgreen project, a key residential development by Chelsfield located on the site of the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street, London. Designed with OMA,

01 March 2016

Exploiting the potential of the pre-existing

A stadium long empty, disused rail sheds and a granary, a contaminated derelict landscape; rather than things to erase, to build over, these are opportunities to re-imagine. In three different parts of London, each has provided the chance to transform rather than just build anew. Sharing these at the JUNG Architekturgespräche (Architecture Talks) in Berlin, partner Bob Allies illustrated that in many cases the most successful urban projects are those that exploit the potential of the pre-existing.