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page updated 18 Dec 2020
Witherford Watson Mann News
Witherford Watson Mann News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
18 Dec 2020
Literature House for Scotland, John Knox House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Winning Architects: Witherford Watson Mann ; Groves-Raines Architects Studios ; Studio MB
photo © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
Literature House for Scotland
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has selected Stirling Prize winning architectural firm Witherford Watson Mann to lead the next phase of development at the Literature House in Edinburgh. They will be working in partnership with Groves-Raines Architects Studios, who have an outstanding record in conservation, restoration and reuse of historic buildings in Scotland, and with Edinburgh-based Studio MB, a multi-award-winning interpretive design agency who work internationally.
14 Jan 2016
United St Saviour’s Charity Almshouse, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England, UK
image from architects studio
New Bermondsey Housing
Witherford Watson Mann Architects has secured planning permission for an almshouse that sets a new benchmark for the design of housing for the older generation.
26 Sep 2013
Stirling Prize Winners
Astley Castle is the Stirling Prize winner for 2013
Congratulations to Witherford Watson Mann Architects – winners of both the critics and the public vote, a resounding victory.
14 Jun 2013
Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
photograph © J Miller
This is a fortified manor built in the 12th century and progressively extended over the succeeding seven centuries. After a fire burnt out the roof and floors in 1978, its walls decayed and collapsed while a series of rescue attempts failed. In 2006 the Landmark Trust tried a final gambit: the creation of a contemporary house within the footprint of the castle remains, procured by architectural competition.
Witherford Watson Mann Architects – Key Projects
Key Buildings / Projects by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, alphabetical:
Amnesty HQ, Shoreditch, east London, England, UK
Offices and Human Rights Action Centre for Amnesty International UK
Whitechapel Gallery extension, east London, England, UK
Dates built: 2007-09
Design with Robbrecht en Daem, NL
image : Richard Bryant/arcaid.co.uk
Whitechapel Gallery Building
The Heritage Lottery Fund supported project has transformed the former library building next to the Gallery, increasing gallery space by 78%. Designed by leading Belgian architects Robbrecht en Daem with this London architecture practice, the expanded Whitechapel Gallery provides one of the most exciting new cultural buildings in Europe.
Included in the expanded building are new galleries dedicated to presenting collections and new commissions; a permanent gallery and research room for the Whitechapel Gallery’s historic archive, and an Education and Research Tower including study and creative studios. These beautiful spaces for art have been designed by the architects in collaboration with leading artist Rachel Whiteread CBE.
More projects by this London architectural practice online soon
Location: 1 Coate Street, London, E2 9AG, England, UK
London Architect Practice Information
Architect office based in London, England
London Architect – design firm listings on e-architect
Building Design ‘Young Architect of the Year Award’ shortlist 2005
All three partners were educated at Cambridge School of Architecture, England.
London Architecture : news + key projects
Contemporary London Architecture – architectural selection below:
The Stage Curtain Playhouse in Shoreditch, East London
image courtesy of architects
The Stage Curtain Playhouse
Planning consent has been given to the visitor centre at The Stage to exhibit the excavated remains of the Curtain Playhouse to the public. Visitors will be standing on a glass platform above the stage on which Shakespeare once acted and where productions of Romeo & Juliet and Henry V were staged.
Colney Hatch Lane homes, Barnet, North London
Design: Assael Architecture
Colney Hatch Lane Housing
Assael’s design draws on the neighbouring wood and aims to marry the different land uses surrounding the site. The development will significantly boost the local ecology by providing new wildlife habitats.
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