Case studies tagged "Public building":
Glasgow Film Theatre, formerly the Cosmo Cinema, is Scotland’s first art house cinema which opened in 1939. Designed by prolific Scottish cinema architect James McKissack, both its exterior and interior convey the romance of the world of film.
The new foyer extension for Scottish Opera at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal was focused on creating a transformational experience for audiences, encouraging wider community engagement and building a sustainable business for the future.
Awarded a BREEAM "Outstanding" rating, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) UK headquarters has transformed a Brownfield site into one of the UK’s most eco-friendly structures.
Constructed almost entirely out of CLT, this subtle building extension in central London has locked away an impressive 27.1 tonnes of CO2.
A oak timer frame forms the centerpiece of this Jacobean-inspired theatre at London's Southbank.
A £2.5 million renovation project, with timber at its core, has given a new lease of life to the former John O'Groats Hotel at the world famous landmark.
The Orchard Hotel is a visually stunning, 200-bed, mid-market hotel designed by RHWL Architects to complement the adjacent East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham.
Nestled within the tranquil groves of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, Sofitel The Palm Dubai is a luxury resort that features 361 guest rooms and suites, and 182 fully-serviced apartments.
Located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, The Rowan was designed as a safe, secure and private environment for victims of sexual assault, providing holistic health and support services.
Cranleigh Health Centre has been designed with natural health and wellbeing at its core, challenging expectations of accessing care services.
Covering a 734 sq m area, Ockendon Academy’s extension comprises seven new classrooms, plus associated support areas and a large open learning zone.
HLM were appointed by the London Borough of Brent to lead the design of the sustainable Preston Manor Primary School in just over 12-months – a timescale that required novel approaches to both the supply of materials and work on site.
The major redevelopment of Durham University’s Palatine Centre acts as a sustainable gateway to its Stockton Road Campus. It provides the University with a state-of-the-art student services facility, new accommodation to the Law School, a catering facility and a 2,500 square metres extension to the main library.
In compiling the brief for Bishop Edward King Chapel, Ripon College wanted a building that could serve two communities: staff and students, as well as the nuns of a small religious order, the sisters of Begbroke.
Situated on a steep sloping site at the gateway to the Ironbridge World Heritage site at Telford, the Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community project brings together a primary school, academy and a community sports and leisure facility in a single, co-located complex.
An outstanding piece of architecture devoted to cultural events, Reutlingen’s new Stadthalle features over 3,000m² of American cherry veneer, specifically selected to help deliver the acoustics required for concert performances.
Designed by German architects GMP Studio, the Rimini Convention Centre is one of the largest convention centres in Italy. It is also one of the most eco-sustainable buildings in the country with spectacular timber flooring made from American black cherry.
Originally built in the 1920s as a Silversmith workshop, the headquarters of Madrid-based cultural organisation the Botín Foundation underwent a stunning renovation in 2012.
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the flower paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the upturned boats on the seashore, Enric Miralles developed a design that he saw as “growing out of the land” where sustainability plays a key role.
As part of a two phase community re-generation project St. Peter’s Church, Peterchurch has just completed a major refurbishment enabling the church to be used for both worship and community use.
The visitors’ centre at Stowe Gardens is a unique combination of restoration, reconstruction and new build, connected in a single and unified group of buildings.
Jestico + Whiles has redeveloped Passmores Academy using wood as the primary construction material. The academy’s previous facilities were outdated and not suited for the delivery of a modern curriculum.
When setting out to create the first library in Europe to be jointly commissioned by a university and a local authority, the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council wanted the building itself to be as forward-thinking as the idea behind it.
The sustainability credentials of timber are so compelling that it’s no surprise that this is beginning to catch on with big business.
The project, on an area of national environmental importance at Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve in Preston, sits on a site made up of redundant gravel pits and ancient mixed woodland.
The brief for the project comprises space for the Rothschild Foundation Archive and office space for the charity investment organisation. The archive space includes the main library reading room, offices for archive staff and the archive stores.
The building is situated on a former car park site and forms a new event on two major pedestrian routes proposed by the Hull Regeneration Masterplan.
Sevenoaks School’s new Performing Arts Centre sits overlooking Knole Park. The building contains a concert hall large enough for a symphony orchestra, choir and audience of 450, a recital room, and a music school with 23 teaching spaces of various sizes.
Hawkins\Brown has fully refurbished and brought the much loved civic building back into the heart of the local community, providing a unique and historic setting for events.
The Princess Royal Sports Arena, a competition arena combined with state of the art training facilities, is a showcase for the use of engineered timber.
Providing accommodation for three auditoria and a regional music school, the £70 million Sage, Gateshead is a key element of Tyneside’s regeneration.
The Serpentine Gallery pavilion for 2005 was a dramatic 400m2 arching grid of laminated spruce elements designed by the famous Portuguese architects Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura in association with Cecil Balmond.
A redundant public library building has been transformed and extended to create an inspirational new learning centre for the community of East London.
Developed as part of the new government initiative for City Academies, Mossbourne is a secondary school concentrating on Information and Computer Technology and a textbook example of low-energy design.
Completed in July 2004 for Cheshire County Council, Kingsmead was the practice’s first primary school commission, which has since become a model for environmental school design in other parts of the UK.