Known around the globe for his beautiful, innovative, and sustainable structures, the West African architect Francis Kéré will create Tippet Rise’s newest structure: a 1,900 sqft pavilion, scheduled to open at the start of the summer 2019 music season.
The design of the Heydar Aliyev Center establishes a continuous, fluid relationship between its surrounding plaza and the building’s interior. The plaza, as the ground surface; accessible to all as part of Baku’s urban fabric, rises to envelop an equally public interior space and define a sequence of event spaces dedicated to the collective celebration of contemporary and traditional Azeri culture.
Design: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Architects. An unorthodox new building for the Rockwell Group, inspired by Cedric Price’s Fun Palace. The project received a $75m gift from Michael Bloomberg. The six storey 18,500 sqm cultural centre will be encased in a 34m-high outer shell that can slide on rails to double the ground space.
Design: Jestico + Whiles. The original Theatre Peckham was situated within the community hall adjoining the former Southwark Town Hall building. The scheme features a new studio theatre complex comprising a 200seat auditorium, rehearsal space and dance studios which can be accessed from the new public piazza.
Grace Farms, a new center for nature, arts, community, justice and faith, wins 2014/2015 MCHAP. The 80-acre gift of open space includes an 83,000-sqft multi-use building and covered walkways called the River, which the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture studio SANAA designed to blend almost transparently into the surrounding woodlands, wetlands and meadows.