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NewsNews • 20 Sep 2023

HWKN makes its debut in the UK with an innovative office building concept at Canada Water Dockside

This month, London’s Southwark Council resolved to grant permission for detailed designs at Canada Water Dockside, a 1.5 million square foot commercially-led masterplan in Canada Water led by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Designed by New York-based office HWKN, A2 will be the first building constructed in the scheme. It will provide a new office typology in London that meets ambitious sustainability standards, including BREEAM.  Caption With a total of 240,000 square feet of space over 11 storeys, A2 emphasizes using contextual materials and providing distinctive spatial qualities. HWKN has designed the office building to include a wide range of diverse spaces that foster creativity and wellness. Building users can cho... More

Project • By Modus WorkspaceOffices

Meet, the high-growth  FinTech firm helping to make the world’s financial markets accessible to all. Modus Workspace partnered with to reimagine, design and build the ultimate, future facing, and technologically elaborate workspace located in the heart of St James’. The refurbished headquarters occupy a prestigious location on the 2nd Floor, West Podium, The Broadway, a BREEAM Excellent rated development. purposefully picked a building with excellent green credentials. Modus, a certified B Corporation, shared this objective taken by to ensure an environmentally conscious outcome, reflected in the SKA Gold rating, the highest SKA accolade for a sustainable fit-out. ... More

Project • By Estudio LamelaApartments

QIAN Residential Complex

One of the hallmarks of the QIAN project, and what makes it so special, is its proximity to Majadahonda, on the outskirts of Madrid. Another approach that's been taken into account is making the most of the plot – being on a slope, it favors views and sunlight. The homes also enjoy ample outdoor spaces that integrate the homes with their natural surrounding. Juan Sancho The location is the most valuable aspect to this project, both from a close view as well as its exceptional territorial structure in the Majadahonda district of Madrid. The proposed solution is in dialogue with its surroundings to achieve spaces that attract potential clients, taking full advantage of the possibilities provided by the regulations and with a bala... More

Project • By Knauf Ceiling SolutionsOffices

Wirral Waters, Tower Wharf

Knauf Ceiling Solutions' dynamic, bright orange ceiling and wall systems have become a hallmark of the award-winning Grade A office building in one of the UK's most ambitious regeneration projects. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but the form and function provided by these unique solutions create an unbeatable combination.   Falconer Chester Hall Architects, frequent users of Knauf Ceiling Solutions' products, specified the METAL R-H 200 standard perforated Metal Hook-On planks with acoustic fleece within a hidden grid for the atrium feature ceiling in Birkenhead's Kingsgate building; this construction was completed for £11.4 million. The four-storey walls are gorgeously accentuated by Knauf Ceiling Solutions' vibran... More

Project • By GCA ArchitectsOffices

Office Tower in Méndez Álvaro

GCA Architects unveils the refurbishment project for a tower in Retama 3, Madrid - GCA Architects has unveiled the design for the refurbishment of Retama 3 in Madrid, a large 13,200 m2 office tower in Méndez Álvaro owned by the French firm Ardian, which will invest 25 million euros in the project. - This new project confirms GCA Architects as one of the most promising architectural firms in Madrid today. The project, winner of a restricted ideas competition organized by Ardian, is the refurbishment of an office tower in the booming Méndez Álvaro district of Madrid. In an area bounded by the railway tracks and the M- 30 ring road, GCA Architects unveils a solution with an innovative spirit based on bioclimatic... More

Project • By Ector Hoogstad ArchitectenOffices


                                                                                                                                                                        The new headquarters for the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects, is inspired by the heavens and earth. The new... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersOffices

ICÔNE Office Complex In Luxembourg

Foster + Partners has completed ICÔNE, a new office complex in Belval, Luxembourg. The 18,800 square-metre office building, filled with light and greenery, encourages a spirit of co-creation and collaboration. Its layout addresses the need for flexible and safe working environments that will emerge in the future. It also references the rich industrial heritage of Belval, revitalising the area by making a positive contribution to the site and its surroundings. The scheme is targeted to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.  Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Darron Haylock, Partner, Foster + Partners, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of this landmark project for Belval, wh... More

Project • By JVSTLibraries

Vitavegur - Grofarhus Library

Design Team Jvst, Inside Outside, Hanratharchitect, Kreativa Wins Competition For Renovation Central Library Of Reykjavík With Playful Route. “How Can The Library Again Become An Attractive And Relevant Space For The City, A Place For Connection, Inspiration, Creation And Participation?” This Question Was Posed By The Public Library Of Reykjavík, To The Five Design Teams Participating In The Final Round Of A Competition For The Renovation And Update Of The Existing Grófarhús. The Library Is Housed In A Former Warehouse On The Waterfront: A Striking Location In The City. Caption The Reykjavik Library Understands Itself As A Beacon Of Knowledge, Accessible For Everyone. Their Wish For The Future... More

Project • By RockpanelCinemas

Cineworld Multiplex in Whiteley

Although much has changed after the first moving picture was screened in the UK back in 1896, the cinema has remained a special place where people from all walks of life can go to be amused, amazed and astounded. In its design for the new Cineworld multiplex in Whiteley, Corstorphine + Wright Architects expressed these emotions with a technicolour façade utilising Rockpanel products.According to project architect Richard Wagenhauser, creating balance was key. He wanted to follow the contemporary theme established in the town centre of Fareham, but at the same time he was looking to create something unique: “We wanted to differentiate the multiplex building, and the spaces associated with it, from the general thoroughfare. Cinem... More

Project • By KCAPOffices


KCAP and Kraaijvanger Architects transformed the Stationspostgebouw, a former postal sorting centre next to the Hollands Spoor train station in The Hague, into a sustainable and social work environment for the 21st century while respecting the original architecture. Renovation of the national monument was commissioned by LIFE, SENS real estate and PostNL, the national postalservice and former occupant. The building is home once again to PostNL, now serving as its headquarters. Ossip van Duivenbode Ossip van Duivenbode The Stationspostgebouw, designed in 1939 by Chief Government Architect G.C. Bremer, is of great historical, architectural and urban importance. The 30.000 m2 building, regarded as a textbook example of Functionalism... More

Project • By Reynaers AluminiumOffices


Where the Baudouin building used to stand in Brussels, there now shines Quatuor, a modern workplace with striking architecture. The building produces 30% of its own energy, has a rainwater recycling system and meets the Passive House standard. This has earned the project its BREEAM “Outstanding” label, a prestigious certificate lauding buildings that help create sustainable environments. The aluminium exterior joinery therefore fits perfectly into this story, as aluminium is highly insulating, ecological and 100% recyclable. Philippe Piraux A quartet of buildings with sustainable solutions by Reynaers AluminiumTo leave the stateliness of the Baudouin building behind, Jaspers-Eyers Architects opted for playful, organic shap... More

Project • By OktraOffices

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells were temporarily relocating while their previous building underwent renovations. While the new office would not be permanent, our client didn’t want to sacrifice the workplace experience and wellbeing of their staff. They decided to invest in a people-centric workplace with a more relaxed and homely feel – a departure from their traditionally corporate identity - to support the Business Services employees. Oliver Pohlmann Oliver Pohlmann Oliver Pohlmann We collaborated with tp bennett architects, building upon their concepts and producing design solutions to achieve their vision. Hogan Lovells’ new workplace needed to reflect their brand as well as their people. As this space would not be clie... More

Project • By RockpanelStudent Housing

Skyline Oxford Road Student Accomodation

Located on Oxford Road in the heart of busy Lansdowne, the hub of student life for thousands of Bournemouth University’s students, a beautiful seventeen-story student accommodation is designed by Intersect Architects. Skyline, as the building is named, is one of the tallest developments in the area and draws on the powerful advantages of stone wool as a versatile, non-combustible insulation and cladding material, capable of providing excellent aesthetic, fire safety and thermal benefits. A beautiful student accommodation The eye-catching building consists of 430 beds in a mixture of cluster flats and studios and also features a common room and reception area at ground floor, a sky lounge on floors 16 and 17, and a sky garden... More

Project • By The Design GroupOffices

Allegro office in Warsaw

The prestigious neighbourhood of Warsaw’s Wola district, heritage buildings, historic streets, excellent commute to the rest of the city – the news of Allegro’s planned move from Q22 to the representative office buildings of the Norblin Factory complex has been around for a while. Although the idea of Allegro’s unique office design has so far been somewhat shrouded in mystery, today we can, at last, peek inside and enjoy the company’s spectacular space, occupying almost 24,000 sq. m (7 floors). The execution of the interior design was commissioned to the Warsaw studio The Design Group, which had also been hired for the arrangement of Allegro’s Poznań headquarters, the largest of its kind. The Design Gr... More

Project • By Ante PrimaOffices

InDéfense & Hôtel OKKO

Steps away from Paris’ bustling business district and the Grand Arche de La Défense, the InDéfense & Hôtel OKKO project combines office and hotel program in a single unique, faceted structure. ©Jared Chulsky, Courtesy of 3XN 3XN is proud to share its first completed project in France, a 16,000 sq m office building and hotel in Nanterre, France. Developed by VINCI Immobilier and realized in collaboration with Paris-based SRA Architectes, the two-building project anchors the growing Les Groues district in Nanterre and boasts views onto La Défense and the Grande Arche. À quelques pas de l’effervescence du principal quartier d’affaires de Paris et de la Grande Arche de La D&eacu... More