One Pancras Square has won the 2014 New London Architecture Award for the office building category. The building is located on the south side of the King’s Cross mixed-use redevelopment and was completed in November 2013. The project has also recently been lauded for its sustainability credentials as the first speculative office development to have achieved BREEAM 2011 New Construction rating 'Outstanding'.
This award is given to the Neues Museum by the Federal Chamber of Engineers for outstanding works of architectural engineering in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Neues Museum is described as the highlight of the World Heritage Site, Museum Island Berlin and the cradle of Prussian construction marked by industrialisation. This award also celebrates the achievements of the structural engineers involved in the project from the company Ingenieurgruppe Bauen, who together with David Chipperfield Architects developed individual verification methods and careful reinforcement measures.
One Pancras Square, described by Felix Mara in the Architects’ Journal as a ‘moment of pure tectonic ecstasy’, has received a further RIBA award - a National Award in the Workplace category.
The winners for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards were published today in the Architects’ Journal. The campus on Joachimstraße was described by Tom Ravenscroft as ‘remarkable and discreet’, and ‘a thorough exploration of minimal design that results in comfortable, well-lit interiors linked by an active social outdoor space.’
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The Colville Towers residential project (in collaboration with Karakusevic Carson Architects), the Canada Water masterplan (in collaboration with Maccreanor Lavington Architects), the hotel Café Royal (in collaboration with Donald Insall Associates) and the One Pancras Square office building have all been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2014.
Final winners and commended schemes will be announced at the NLA Annual Lunch, at the Guildhall on Wednesday 9 July.
Joachimstraße 11 featured in the June edition of Detail magazine.
Selfridges has announced the appointment of David Chipperfield Architects London for the transformation of its flagship store in central London - an iconic neoclassical building on Oxford Street.
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Cy Twombly Paradise
5 June -12 October
The first exhibition in Latin America of the post-war American artist Cy Twombly (1928-2011) opens at Museo Jumex on Thursday 5 June.
Curated by Julie Sylvester and Philip Larratt-Smith, the exhibition is a landmark comprehensive survey of Twombly’s work, presenting an original perspective on the mysteries and revelations of his art. ‘Paradise’ features loans from the Cy Twombly Foundation, Colección Jumex, the Broad Art Foundation, The Menil Collection, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and several private collections.
Discussion between Hans Kolhoff and David Chipperfield, moderated by Peter Wilson, to mark the occasion of Julia B. Bolles-Wilson’s retirement as dean of Münster School of Architecture.
Valentino flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City is due to open in July.
Watch this space!
Exhibition 'Mondrian and Colour' opens at Turner Contemporary following Piet Mondrian’s journey to abstraction through colour, with over 50 works.
Following the press conference, Stefan Strauß writes about the ‘range, variety and tradition’ of the Bötzow Brewery project.
Bötzow Brewery masterplan press conference in Berlin
David Chipperfield, Christoph Felger and Harald Müller, together with client Ottobock’s CEO Professor Hans Georg Näder, have presented the masterplan for Bötzow Brewery to Mayor Klaus Wowereit and the city of Berlin.
The medical technology company intends to continue the tradition of the site’s former owner, Julius Bötzow, by combining entrepreneurship with leisure, and creating a new public location within walking distance of Alexanderplatz.
Image © Bötzow Berlin
Both The Hepworth Wakefield and Turner Contemporary have been shortlisted for a special award to celebrate the best National Lottery funded projects in the last 20 years of its existence.
A Facebook vote is running until midnight on 27 May for one of the 12 competing projects to earn the ‘National Treasure’ title.
The winner will be announced during the National Lottery's 20th Anniversary celebrations later this year.
Turner Contemporary has recieved more than one million visitors since opening in 2011, and surveys show that 67% of all visitors during the past two years went to Margate specifically to see the gallery. The Hepworth Wakefield, which attracted its millionth visitor in December 2013, celebrates its third anniversary on 21 May.
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‘It is not often that an office block can be said to have made London a more richly particular city, but [One Pancras Square] has.’ writes the AJ’s new critic-at-large Ellis Woodman.
Edwin Heathcote on Museo Jumex and how this new public home for a private contemporary art collection in Mexico City ‘stakes a claim in the neighbourhood…by advertising its accessibility’.
Candida Höfer. Images of Architecture
9 May – 27 July 2014
Candida Höfer has curated a selection of her large-format prints of classic and contemporary architecture, including her iconic image of the Neues Museum staircase, for a photography exhibition at The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture in Vicenza.
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The design team for the office building One Pancras Square have collected a North London Regional Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at a ceremony in London.
It was also announced that One Pancras Square was one of only four projects shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Sustainability Award. The project is the first speculative office development to have achieved BREEAM 2011 New Construction rating 'Outstanding' - a demonstration of the unique commitment from the client and the project team.
Interview with Johanna Adorján for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
David Chipperfield has joined the board of Sir John Soane's Museum as a trustee along with the art dealer Katrin Bellinger. He joins as a representative trustee of the Royal Academy; Bellinger as a representative trustee of the Royal Society of Arts.
'I am very excited to join the board of trustees and to contribute to the culture of Sir John Soane’s Museum, not only in its role as an extraordinary museum but also as a place of idea and programme.' DC
Image: Sectional Perspective of Sir John Soane’s Museum London by George Bailey
'For the first time in its 113-year history, the Nobel Prize Ceremony is to have its own home' writes Edwin Heathcote in the Financial Times.
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won the competition for the design of the Nobel Center – ‘Nobelhuset’ in Stockholm.
'We are extremely excited and honoured to have been selected to be the architects for the Nobel Center. We look forward to working together to develop a building that reflects both the values of the Nobel Prize and the high expectations of the citizens of Stockholm.' DC
In cooperation with the London School of Economics Cities project Theatrum Mundi and dctp (Development Company for Television Program), the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Alfred Herrhausen society hosted the event 'City, Religion, Capitalism. Turning Points for Civilization' in Berlin 3 - 5 April 2014.
The event featured the premiere of a three-part series of films by Alexander Kluge on the three concepts ‘essential to an understanding of contemporary societies’.
Following the first screening, David Chipperfield joined Professor Richard Sennett (London School of Economics & New York University), the filmmaker Alexander Kluge, Bernd M. Scherer (Director Haus der Kulturen der Welt) and Thomas Matussek (CEO of Alfred Herrhausen Society) for a public panel discussion on ‘The Principle of the City’.
David Chipperfield and Professor Richard Sennett also conducted a workshop on the topic with a group of early career scholars.
Image © Stephanie Pilick, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
David Chipperfield has issued a rallying call to the profession to support the Architects' Journal (AJ) and The Observer’s joint campaign to stop poorly designed towers ruining London’s skyline.
‘Everybody should support this campaign. It’s simply saying that there should be a more co-ordinated planning system in London. Backing it is like voting for good weather. I don’t think anybody, including developers, enjoys the current [planning] conditions.' DC
The London Skyline campaign was launched on 29 March in a statement to The Observer signed by public figures. It was devised by architecture critic Rowan Moore with architect Barbara Weiss and the AJ.
Marco Biagi reviews Museo Jumex for the April edition of Casabella.
‘[Museo Jumex] relies on the physical and evocative virtues of stone…in order to communicate and substantiate its “diversity” from the background.’ Marco Biagi
David Chipperfield Architects hosted an evening event at One Pancras Square to celebrate the building's opening.
Together with the neighbouring listed German Gymnasium, this new freestanding speculative office building forms the southern tip of Argent’s King’s Cross development, addressing the public area between the transport hubs of Kings Cross and St Pancras International with a prominent south-facing front.
'When did we decide beautiful cities were a thing of the past?'
Saturday Letters, The Guardian, 22 March 2014
Museo Jumex has been nominated for the 2014 Design Museum Designs of the Year Awards - a celebration of the best in design over the past 12 months.
A large scale model is on display at the Design Museum 26 March - 25 August 2014.
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David Chipperfield Architects is one of the six practices shortlisted for the competition to create a new project in the spirit of architect Joseph Paxton’s original Crystal Palace building in south London.
Originally completed in 1851 for the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, Joseph Paxton’s extended and relocated Crystal Palace was the largest glass structure in the world before being destroyed by a fire in 1936.
The first dedicated menswear store has opened at 273 Rue Saint Honoré in Paris - part of the expansion Valentino's menswear business and a further development of the general new store concept in the collaboration with the fashion house.
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Jürgen Tietz reviews the new David Chipperfield Architects Berlin campus.
Flora Samuel, Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, joins David Chipperfield and presenter Matthew Parris to unpick the life of Le Corbusier for BBC Radio 4.
First broadcast on 31 December 2013.
'Given time and careful curation, Jumex is a name that one day might sit beside Getty, Barnes and even Tate.' says David Usborne
Architects must accept that they are trapped in history - and that's part of the richness of culture, says the Brit whose buildings have caused a stir in Germany.
'It is better to be fond of architecture than amazed by it.' DC
Following a lecture on museums at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, David Chipperfield was joined by its newly-appointed director Okwui Enwezor for a public discussion.
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has been appointed for the renovation of the building after a two-phased bidding procedure.
Opened in 1937 as the first representative building of the “Third Reich”, it is one of the most iconic and controversial landmarks in Munich. Since the late 1940s Haus der Kunst has steadily developed into an internationally renowned exhibition venue for contemporary art.
In Mexico City, a series of previews, panel discussions and parties took place to celebrate the opening of the contemporary art space ‘Museo Jumex’. The museum was commissioned by Eugenio López, a long-time art collector and heir to the Jumex juice company, to house his foundation’s collection. The building opened with A Place in Two Dimensions, an exhibition curated by Patrick Charpenel, on the top floor and a futher exhibition on James Lee Byars on the second floor titled ½ An Autobiography.
The launch of the new monograph was celebrated at the practice's 12th floor offices in London with the first '12th floor talk' – a panel discussion between Alison Brooks, David Chipperfield and Peter St John, and chaired by Ricky Burdett.
The audience enjoyed a lively discussion and Q&A session exploring points related to the nature of London’s rapid growth, and the forces that shape its form and concept.
Kunsthaus Zurich and other museum projects were presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris by David Chipperfield.
The lecture formed part of the Centre culturel suisse de Paris conference series on the new architecture of Swiss museums and was hosted in partnership with L' Architecture d'Aujourd'hui.
Established in 1989, the Praemium Imperiale is a global arts award given annually by the Japan Art Association in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts. Laureates are chosen in five fields: painting, sculpture, architecture, music and theatre/film.
David Chipperfield was presented the award by HIH Prince Hitachi, brother of Emperor Akihito, at a ceremony in Tokyo on 16 October 2013.
The other laureates for the 2013 edition of the award are the Italian Arte Povera painter Michelangelo Pistoletto; British sculptor Antony Gormley; Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo and American film director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola.
The Japan Art Association was founded in 1879 by the Emperor Meiji in order to revive and promote Japanese art and culture. Subsequent governors of the Association have all been members of the Japanese Imperial Family.
Image ©Sankei Shimbun/Japan Art Association