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Library of Birmingham in UK by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

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Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere.  Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. These palazzos form an urban narrative of important periods in the history of the city; The Repertory Theatre (REP), a 1960s concrete building, the Library of Birmingham, designed in 2009 and Baskerville House, a listed sandstone building designed in 1936. The busiest pedestrian route in the city, what Mecanoo calls the red line, leads pedestrians into Centenary Square. The cantilever of the library is not only a large canopy that provides shelter at the common entrance of the Library of Birmingham and the REP, but additionally forms a grand city balcony with views of the events and happenings on the square.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Project: Library of Birmingham
  • Location: Birmingham, UK
  • Client: Birmingham City Council
  • Structural and mechanical engineer: Buro Happold, Birmingham, Glasgow
  • Theatre consultant: Theateradvies, Amsterdam
  • Design manager: Davis Langdon Schumann Smith, London
  • Contractor: Carillion Building, West Midlands

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500 unit residential development in Birmingham, England by Architects of Invention

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: Architects of Invention 

London-based practice Architects of Invention (AI) has submitted a design proposal for 500 residential units in Birmingham’s Digbeth area.

The practice was approached by Chinese private equity fund PGC- Capital whose The Jewel Court, 77 one-two bed luxury apartments, is already on site in Birmingham.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: 500 unit residential development
  • Location: 175 High Street Bordesley, Digbeth, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Client: PGC Capital (China)
  • Team: Dominykas Daunys, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Davit Tsanava
  • Structure: Combined CLT & Concrete
  • Consultants: Engenuiti (Structure), DSA engineers, HED (Landscape), GAP (Interiors), Alpha Omega, FUTIQUE Developers
  • Budget: £70 mil
  • Size: 38 500 m²

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Park View School in Birmingham, England by Haworth Tompkins Limited

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: Haworth Tompkins Limited

Park View Secondary School in Birmingham has been radically transformed by architects Haworth Tompkins as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme, providing a template for low-cost interventions in schools across the country. The school is situated in inner-city Alum Rock, the 3rd most deprived area of Birmingham with a predominantly Muslim population. Results have improved dramatically in recent years, going from 4% of pupils gaining five or more A-C grades at GCSE in the late 1990s to 72% in 2011.

Image Courtesy © Richard Haughton 

  • Architects: Haworth Tompkins Limited
  • Project: Park View School
  • Location: Park View Secondary School, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Photography: Ioana Marinescu, Richard Haughton
  • Completion Date: June 2012
  • Project Cost: £8m
  • Gross Internal Area: 6000m2
  • Client: Park View Secondary School
  • Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Structural Engineer: Nolan Associates
  • Services Engineer: Hulley & Kirkwood Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Wood & Weir Ltd
  • CDM Coordinator: Lend Lease
  • Landscape Architect: Fira

Teenage Cancer Trust YPU in Birmingham, England by Two Create Studio

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Article source: Two Create Studio

London based Two Create were commissioned to design the latest Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in the brand new state of the art Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Known as the Teenage Cancer Trust YPU (Young Persons Unit) the 12 patient ward consists of four single bed bays, two four bed bays and three social spaces including a study room, cinema room and kitchen/day room.

Image Courtesy John Selby

  • Architects: Two Create Studio
  • Project: Teenage Cancer Trust YPU
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Category: Public Sector Interior
  • Client: Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Software used: Creative Suite 4 and 5

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