New Cadogan Café Design, Duke of York Restaurant Chelsea, Kings Road Images, News
Cadogan Café in Chelsea by NEX
Kings Road Public Realm – New Landscape Architecture in London design by NEX Architects, UK
23 Jun 2017
Duke of York Restaurant
Cadogan Café Award Shortlisting
The Cadogan Cafe has been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2017.
You can endorse the project for this year’s People’s Choice Award, which would be a wonderful way to celebrate the start of construction.
Voting closes on Monday 26 June: vote for New Cadogan Café
19 Aug 2016
NEX Cadogan Café Approval
NEX Architecture has won planning for its £2m café for Duke of York Square on the King’s Road in south west London.
27 Jan 2016
Cadogan Café in Chelsea Design by NEX
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Design: NEX, Architects
This visually distinctive destination arises from a strong site-specific historical context. Located on the Kings Road, Chelsea, the new Cadogan Cafe is defined by a spiralling wall that ties this contemporary creation with its prevalent past – the adjacent Grade 2 listed wall of the Duke of York Headquarters, say NEX. Echoing the front facade of the Duke of York Headquarters, the new wall is cut in places to form a colonnade for sheltered external seating.
The creation of an innovative public roof space links both the historical surroundings with a new, vibrant social space. A retractable glazing lowers into the basement, making the whole ground floor an outdoor space during summer months. The Cafe not only took inspiration from its historical context but also from the nearby Saatchi Gallery, and the new square will contain an annual programme of public art.
Name: Cadogan Cafe
Client: Cadogan Estate
Location: Chelsea, Southwest London
Budget: £2.5 million
Team: Alan DempseyAndreas CesariniDaniel SilvaKeti CarapuliDavid EdwardsKwon SungKimMatt Hepburn
Environmental Consultant: EM Technica
Cost Consultant: Equals
Lighting: DHA Designs
Landscape: Christopher Bradley-Hole
Environmental Design: Eight Associates
Planning: Gerald Eve
Catering Consultant: Sefton Horn Winch
Previously on e-architect
12 Dec 2012
New Cadogan Café Design Competition Winner
NEX WINS CADOGAN CAFÉ DESIGN COMPETITION
Sleek and inventive design chosen for key site in Chelsea
NEX has won the Cadogan Café design competition, a £2 million project for a new café, which will sit near the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square in Chelsea.
Widely regarded as an emerging force, NEX saw off strong opposition from finalists Architecture 00, Carmody Groarke, Duggan Morris Architects, Pernilla Ohrstedt & Sarah Price Landscapes and TaylorSnell.
The team’s winning design, an organic coiled form, features a roof terrace and incorporates an ingenious glass wall that rises and falls depending on the weather. Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate said, ‘The Jury was won over by NEX’s design, which combines functionality with a sense of elegant self-containment – their building will be sleek as well as inventive and fun.
‘We think it will intrigue passers-by and become a mini-landmark on the King’s Road. We look forward to working with the team as they develop their design for planning.’
Malcolm Reading, competition organiser and Chair of the Jury commented, ‘The Jury engaged in an architectural discussion with the teams that far exceeded the brief. This competition was exceptional in producing diverse, creative solutions but, nonetheless, we arrived at a unanimous decision.’
NEX Director Alan Dempsey said the practice was pleased to have won, ‘We are really delighted that our proposals for the new Cadogan Café have been selected as the winner in this hard fought competition. It was a challenging brief to respond to, and we were fascinated by the opportunity of mixing leisure and public realm uses in such a concentrated form.
‘After thorough analysis, we were convinced that the best approach was an architecture which resonated with the architectural heritage of the site, while providing a contemporary space that has flexibility for year round use. This was the best competition we’ve entered and we are very much looking forward to working with the Cadogan Estate and designing in dialogue with them for a renewed café and Duke of York Square.’
Leading a team which included AKT II, Equals Cost Consultants, Atelier 10, DHA Design and The Enterprise Collective at the University of the Arts Chelsea, Nex will now work with the Cadogan Estate to develop their design for the new café.
Cadogan Café Chelsea winning design by NEX – Duke of York Restaurant in Chelsea
New Cadogan Café Design Competition image / information from MRC
Location: Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, England, UK
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