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Alsop Architects Practice News

15 Mar 2010
A New Name in Architecture is revealed : Alsop Sparch architects

Alsop Architects Building News 2009

14 Oct 2009

In light of recent developments the Directors of Alsop Architects confirm that they are committed to driving the office forward with significant new projects, coupled with an ambitious approach to architecture and the growth of the practice.

With work on confirmed projects of a construction value of £380m underway at the studio in Battersea, London, and a number of interesting future project opportunities, Alsop Architects is looking forward to a rich and diverse portfolio of work internationally and in the UK.

Major education, sports and mixed use development projects in the UK and Holland have recently commenced construction. Several projects are in planning including work in North America and Europe, with further opportunities in the Middle East.

The Alsop Architects studio comprises a team of highly talented individuals working with adventurous clients who share the practice’s collaborative and creative approach to architecture, masterplanning and design. The studio is proud to be carrying forward the legacy of a practice that has been responsible for some of the world’s most distinctive buildings.

The team is led by directors Duncan Macaulay, Jonathan Leah, Max Titchmarsh, Shaun Russell and Maurice Evans, supported by associates Ed Norman, Wolfgang Frese and Uwe Frohmader. The studio is strongly focussed on continuing to deliver outstanding projects and enjoying the work and opportunities within the practice.

Chips, New Islington, Manchester, England
Chips Manchester building design by Alsop Architects
photograph : Christian Richters
Chips Manchester

Location: London, south east England, UK

Alsop Architects – Building News 2008

News Dec 2008
Architect SMC to change its name to Archial Group and Will Alsop, whose firm was acquired by SMC Group in March 2006, will run his firm as a separate entity from the Archial brand.

Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Cricket Club – Proposal, Leeds, northern England
Headingley Leeds building design by Alsop Architects
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SMC Alsop : Leeds project on site Mar 2009

The Public, West Bromwich, central England
The Public Birmingham building design by Alsop Architects
photograph : Roderick Coyne
The Public

Putney Place – mixed-used development, London, UK
Putney Place building design by Alsop Architects
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Putney Place London

London’s Third City – Croydon, UK
Croydon Redevelopment design by Alsop Architects
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London Third City development

Filmport Toronto, Canada
Filmport Toronto building design by Alsop Architects
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Filmport Toronto : Canadian building

Middlehaven Masterplan, England
BioRegional Quintain Project building design by Alsop Architects
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Middlehaven building

Glenwood waterfront, USA
Yonkers building
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Yonkers buildings

151 City Road, London, UK
City Road Tower
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SMC Alsop : London building – 43-storey tower

Peckham Pier, Peckham Square, south London

Mixed use tower, Adelphi Street, Salford, Manchester, England
SMC Alsop with SMC DTR:UK
27 storeys
Developer: Vermont Developments
Planning permission: granted
4 floors of office/retail; 22 residential floors above

SMC Group
SMC Group : part of Stewart McColl’s fast expanding architects group

SMC Alsop – recent / current projects

Designs, alphabetical:

Bradford Cathedral redevelopment project, England

Clarke Quay, Singapore

DLR Station, Stratford, east London

Dongtan Star – proposal, China

Fawood Children’s Centre, 35 Fawood Avenue, Brent, northwest London
Fawood Children's Centre
photograph © Nick Weall
Fawood Children’s Centre

Palestra office, Southwark, south London, UK
Palestra London
image © Adrian Welch

WESTside Lofts – Sales pavilion, Toronto, Canada
WESTside Lofts
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Westside Lofts : Canadian building

The Tabletop : Ontario College of Art & Design’s Sharp Centre for Design

Alsop Architects Practice Information

Background on Alsop Architects

Alsop Architects is committed to architecture of delight and enjoyment, reached through a process that involves the building users, the client and the local community. Community involvement is seen as a vital ingredient in the design process. In addition Alsop Architects’ buildings are known for their bold and often dramatic incorporation of art. Close collaboration with artists is often reinforced by an innovative use of new materials and a bold use of colour.

Over the last 20 years the award-winning architects practice has established an international reputation for buildings that bring merit to their location and joy to their users. Alsop Architects’ significant experience in regeneration projects includes the £97million Regional Government Headquarters in Marseilles; The Cardiff Bay Visitors’ Centre; North Greenwich Tube Station; Peckham Library (named Building of the Year as winner of the RIBA’s Stirling Prize 2000), the 18-storey Colorium Tower on the Dusseldorf waterfront and the recently completed residential development ‘Chips’ in New Islington, Manchester.

In addition, the architects practice has become increasingly involved in complex urban design and “visioning” studies for a number of UK towns in need of regeneration, notably Barnsley (transformed into a Tuscan Hill Village), Bradford, Halifax, Stoke on Trent, Middlesborough, Manchester, Walsall and most recently Croydon.

In London, several major projects have completed in recent years: the Ben Pimlott Building, a major new building for Goldsmiths College, University of London; the Blizard Building, a new School of Medicine and Dentistry for Queen Mary University of London; and Palestra, Alsop Archiects’ first contribution to the rapidly developing Bankside quarter.

In addition to an extensive range of work in Europe, Alsop Architects has completed projects in North America including the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Sharpe Centre for Design was awarded a RIBA prize for an International Building of the Year.

Alsop Architects’ first major project in the Far East, the re-development of Clarke Quay in the historic quarter of Singapore completed in 2006. The project provides an animated combination of new public/leisure facilities and commercial office space next to a revitalised waterfront.

SMC Alsop Architects – Building News 2006

Will Alsop sold his practice – Will Alsop Design – to the SMC Group, Mar 2006

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