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17 Jun 2016

AZPML: Alejandro Zaera-Polo / Maider Llaguno

Luxembourg Housing Competition, Kichberg, Luxembourg
Design: AZPML with Beckman N’Thépé Architectes

AZPML has won a European architecture competition to design three residential blocks in Luxembourg.

The units are part of a wider development of nine blocks which will be designed by different architects.

AZPML architects Luxembourg Housing Contest design

The scheme is in the Kirchberg district (home to La Philharmonie) of the city where its neighbours include European institutions such as the European Court of Justice and the European Investment Bank.

AZPML teamed up with French practice Beckman N’Thépé Architectes on their winning bid.

Luxembourg Housing design by AZPML architects

The design studios competed against Steinmezt de Meyer, Amann Canovas Maruri, KSP Jürgen Engel with Dagli Atelier, and Christian Bauer with Manfred Müller.

AZPML claimed the use of grey brick was to ensure the buildings fitted into the local context. Staggered balconies would allow different configurations of flats and ensure every building was subtly different.

Various environmental strategies were used including planted roofs and facades of concrete and mineral wool.

Luxembourg Housing Contest design by AZPML architects

The winning designers for the other blocks were French architecture practices Tank and Petit Didier Prioux and Austrian design studio AllesWirdGut Architektur.

AZPML is the architectural practice founded by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno after Foreign Office Architects parted ways.

17 Mar 2015
New office tower Schnirchgasse 11, Vienna, Austria
Design: AZPML-SHARE architects
Schnirchgasse 11
render : SBDA
New office tower Schnirchgasse 11 in Vienna
Our proposal for the new office Tower building in Vienna, Schnirchgasse 11, location Austro Control aims to strike a balance between a distinctive identity for the complex and an efficient operation, both in terms of flexibility of use and environmental performance. We have tried to reach a solution where expression and efficiency are mutually reinforcing.

8 Oct 2015
New Street Station in Birmingham, West Midlands, central England
New Street Station
image from architects
New Street Station in Birmingham
Birmingham New Street Station is an important transport hub and a key aspect of the city’s public realm. Occupying an important position in the city and handling a large amount of traffic, it provides the first impression of Birmingham to a large influx of visitors to the Midlands.
Her Majesty The Queen reopens redeveloped Birmingham New Street station – 19 Nov 2015

PAD (operative and confident one)
Alejandro Zaera Polo chair
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Alejandro Zaera Polo Chair
Alejandro Zaera Polo‘s first venture in the world of the office chair: PAD, a chair which establishes a new paradigm for the relationship between people and furniture.

FOA – Foreign Office Architects – highlights below:

Location:55 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT, UK ‘

AZPML London
AZPML – Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture, 55 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT, UK
+44(0)207 033 6480; [email protected]

FOA – Foreign Office Architects

Alejandro Zaera Polo
born in Madrid, Spain – 1963

Farshid Moussavi
born in Shiraz, Iran – 1965

A recent building by Farshid Moussavi, completed post F-O-A:

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Design: Farshid Moussavi
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Building
photo : Dean Kaufman
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Foreign Office Architects – Education

Alejandro Zaera Polo
1981-88 ETS of Architecture, Madrid, Spain

1988-90 Harvard Design School, USA – Masters degree in Architecture

Foreign Office Architects – Teaching

1993- Architectural Association, London, UK
University of Princeton, USA
Columbia, USA

2002 – Zaera Polo : Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Key Buildings by FOA

Yokohama International Port Terminal, Tokyo, Japan
Foreign Office Architects building
photograph from Foreign Office Architects via RIAS in 2004
Yokohama Ferry Terminal : architecture competition winner

Auditoria Park, Barcelona, Spain
Auditoria Park Barcelona
photo © Adrian Welch
Auditoria Park Spain : Parc dels Auditoris

Ravensbourne College building, London
Ravensbourne College London
photograph © Benedict Luxmoore
Ravensbourne College

Trinity EC3 tower, London, UK
Trinity EC3
image from Beetham
Foreign Office Architecture : for Beetham, revised due to new protected view.

FOA : main page on Foreign Office Architects

Major building by F O A Architects – Yokohama Ferry Terminal, Japan:
Yokohama Ferry Terminal
Yokohama Ferry Terminal photo from Foreign Office Architects via RIAS in 2004: Saturo Mashima

AZPML: Alejandro Zaera-Polo / Maider Llaguno : London Architects

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Swiss Re Building
photo © Adrian Welch

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