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  1. 1. designDesign DesignDESIGN DESIGN
  2. 2. The Studio embraces an interdisciplinary approachin all scales of Design & Cultural Endeavour, – from Tea spoon to CiTy.It embraces Architecture, Product and Graphicdesign, Development management, Interior designand Landscape.It absorbs and promotes events and debate atits London base through Testbed, which acts as acommunity hub for itself and its neighbours (TheRoyall College of Art, Vivienne Westwood, Squint/Opera (film and animation), Foster + Partners, andBed Head.Our mission is simple, ‘Make liFe beTTer’We have global experience and can deliver ourbrand through our Toronto, Chongqing andLondon offices.We work in Strategic Partnership with otherpractices throughout the world. 3
  3. 3. prof. William alsop obe Prof. Alsop works on large-scale urban planning and design initiatives across the world from his London, Shanghai, Istanbul and Toronto bases. His work is guided by the principle that architecture is both vehicle and symbol of social change and renewal. The philosophy extends from the design of objects and individual buildings to embrace broader principles of urbanism and city development. By abandoning the hegemony of an acceptable style, he has rendered the whole process of architecture one of increasing fluidity and transparency; a new and refreshing position for architecture both in the UK and elsewhere. Prof Alsop is the recipient of a multitude of world-class level recognitions for his work, including the RIBA World Architecture award – the highest architectural recognition in the UK – as well as professorships in distinguished universities in Europe and North America. The most creative Prof. Alsop is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Member of the Royal Academy, London. architect in the world scott Lawrie Scott joined Will in 2009 as Managing Principal, and is based London studio. In his previous roles, which included initially working at Lohan Associates’ office in Chicago (where he won an American Institute of Architects’ Design Award), Scott held FaST COMPaNY magazine senior positions with Foster + Partners in London, John McAslan & Partners and PRP. He gained significant experience in the design and delivery of landmark projects throughout the world, Will alsop tops the 2009 Creative people in architecture List specializing in high density mixed use, high end and affordable residential and commercial projects both in the form of new build and also a high proportion of listed buildings in London. His portfolio includes work on Masdar Zero Carbon City in Abu Dhabi; the redevelopment of the British Museum Great Court and at Wembley Arena in London; large mixed use projects in London with high density residential towers on prestigious sites such as Kings Cross and Wembley along with super high rise buildings in China and Russia. Scott has acted as a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Civic Awards Judge and was involved in the review of the draft Mayor’s Housing Guide during its consultation process.4 5
  4. 4. Landscape ALL Delivers. We recognise that many of our Clients Product operate to strict commercial parameters, and delivering within those parameters is integral to our service. Creativity of design is central to our ethos, however we believe that creativity and commercial common sense are Graphics not mutually exclusive domains; in fact, rather the opposite. Strategic our studio teams are supported at all stages partners of the design process by a project manager experienced in the business of development. The project manager compliments the skills of colleagues focused principally on design, working with Clients to clearly define their brief at inception stage, and to ensure that Interiors the principles of the Clients requirements are then driven through the project to delivery. Architecture & Master Planning The scope of our service can vary to suit the needs of our Clients, from focused design management, to a full project management Project & Design service. our approach is collaborative, hands- Programme Management on and rooted in common sense. • Client brief formulation; • Budget, cost and value coordination; • Project team selection and leadership; • Design programming and management; • Commercial and practical procurement advice; • Monitoring of performance, quality and programme; ToronTo LonDon • Risk management. aLL aims to identify, release and enhance value for our clients through world-class design. ALL Delivers. Chongqing6 7
  5. 5. HonorAry PoSITIonS AnD AwArDS Distinctions 2010 Honorary Doctorate, Ryerson University, Toronto 2007 Honorary Doctorate, University of East Anglia 2006 Honorary Fellow, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Faculty of Building, Barbara Miller Award 2005 Honorary Fellow, University College Northampton 2004 Honorary Doctorate, Ontario Will alsop’s work is internationally recognized as College of Art & Design, Toronto ground breaking and thus has been recognized 2003 Visiting Professor in Urban Art – by professional bodies and academic institutions School of Art & Design, Liverpool around the world 2002 Honorary Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University 2001 Honorary Doctorate, University of Nottingham Trent, School of Architecture Prof. Alsop is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, member 2000 Officer of the British Empire (OBE) of the Royal Institute of British Architects and of the 1997 Visiting Professor, the London Institute 1996 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and is Head of Society of British Sculptors Construction at the Technical University of Vienna. Honorary Doctorate of Law, Leicester University La Fosca Hotel, Spain PeCkhaM London, UK Studies on Tate Modern 1995 Member of the Russian Academy of Art 1994/98 Member of the Design Council 1992 Hamburgische Architektenkammer Rhône AcADeMIc APPoInTMenTS 1997 Ongoing Professor, Technical University of Vienna 1990 Visiting Professor, University of Hanover 1988 Unit Master, Architectural Association 1986 Visiting Professor, Bremen Academy of Art & Music 1984 Visiting Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute Design 1984 Visiting Professor, New South Wales Institute of Technology 1982 The Davis Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans 1977 Visiting Professor, San Francisco Institute of Art Visiting Professor, Ball State University, Indiana Prof. Alsop adresses the Ryerson University Senate, Toronto 1973 Tutor in Sculpture, St Martin’s School of Art peckham Library received the 2000 stirling prize, the most prestigious architectural award in britain8 9
  6. 6. Awards CLarKe qUay singapore prof. alsop’s achievements and creativity have been recognized by some of the most prestigious architectural awards in europe as well as america and asia SeLecTeD ArcHITecTurAL AwArDS RIBA Worldwide Projects Award, 2008 Cityscape Asia Awards, Best Waterfront OCAD, Toronto, Canada Development, Clarke Quay, Singapore 2003 MIPIM – Future Project Prizes, Cityscape Asia Awards, Best Future Mixed-Use The Public, West Bromwich, UK Development, Raffles City, Beijing, China AJ/Bovis Lend Lease Award for Architecture – RA 2007 MIPIM Future Projects Awards, ‘Big Urban Summer Show, Barnsley Masterplan, UK Projects’ Category: RiversideOne (Middlehaven Laureate Preservation of Historic Buildings Award, Masterplan), Middlesbrough, UK Speicher Am Fischmarkt, Hamburg, Germany Cityscape Architectural Review Awards, (Tourism, 2002 AJ/Bovis Lend Lease Award for Architecture – Travel & Transport– Built), Clarke Quay, Singapore RA Summer Show, SZ Family House of the Future Cityscape Architectural Review Awards, (Tourism, BDA Architecture Award, Speicher Am Travel & Transport – Future), Shanghai Kiss, China Fischmarkt, Hamburg, Germany RIBA Commercial Building Prize for the 2001 Concrete Society Award, Cardiff Bay Barrage, UK London Region, Palestra, London, UK AIA London Chapter Design Award for Best Structural Steelwork Awards 2007, Building, Peckham Library, London, UK commendation, Palestra, London, UK Civic Trust Award, Peckham Library, London, UK 2006 RIBA Education Award, The BCIA Award, Peckham Library, London, UK Blizard Building, London, UK Renault Design Award, Speicher Am Civic Trust Award, Fawood Children’s Fischmarkt, Hamburg, Germany Centre, London, UK 2000 RIBA Stirling Prize, Building of the Civic Trust Award, The Blizard Building, London, UK Year, Peckham Library, London, UK Hot Dip Galvanising Award, Highly Commended, BCIA Award, North Greenwich Jubilee Fawood Children’s Centre, London, UK Line Station, London, UK Waterways Renaissance Award: New RIBA Civic and Community Architecture Award, North Islington, Manchester, UK Greenwich Jubilee Line Station, London, UK 2005 RIBA London Region Award, Fawood 1999 RIBA Award, North Greenwich Children’s Centre, London, UK Jubilee Line Station, London, UK RIBA Stirling Prize Short-list, Fawood Concrete Society Award, North Greenwich Children’s Centre, London, UK Jubilee Line Station, UK Leaf Award, Best Use of Technology within a Large 1997 RIBA Worldwide Projects Award, Scheme, The Blizard Building, London, UK Le Grand Bleu, Marseille, France AIA/UK Excellence in Design Awards, commendation: RIBA Civic & Community Architecture Award, Fawood Children’s Centre, London, UK Le Grand Bleu, Marseille, France Royal Fine Art Commission Building 1995 Palmarés Award for Architecture, of the Year – Special Award, Fawood Le Grand Bleu, Marseille, France Children’s Centre, London, UK 1991/92 Paraplegic Facilities Special Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Prize, Berlin Olympics 2000 Award: OCAD, Toronto, Canada Architectural Prize, Potsdamer/Leipziger Platz 2004 DX Design Effectiveness Award, White Rose Award, Leeds Corn Exchange, UK OCAD, Toronto, Canada RIBA National Award, Cardiff Bay Visitor’s Centre, UK10 11
  7. 7. press Will Alsop You may know his ‘wonky-legged’ Peckham library or other striking constructions using strong colours and ‘blobby shapes’ But the name of the man who built them? Will Alsop . is fast joining Foster and Rogers as one of the Uk’s top architects. lynn Barber finds him as cheerful as his buildings Lynn barber — The observer Sunday 8 April 2007 I thought architects came in Armani suits the others deal in doom and gloom. Yet with shaven heads and peculiar glasses. it’s surprising how many architects dress Will Alsop, in his crumpled black shirt, as though they’re accountants, and behave black jacket and long, lank, greying hair, like accountants. They manage to make looks more like a hairy biker - amazingly something that should be thoroughly scruffy and obviously not a man familiar enjoyable into a rather dull grind.’ North West RIBA Awards Winners 2010 | News | Architects Journal Page 1 of 2 with gyms. His favourite watering hole is the Chelsea Arts Club, which to put it It is noticeable that accountants often mildly is not the place to order wheatgrass feature as bogeymen in his conversation - juice. He smokes even more than me. At his father was an accountant. But he was one point he tells me he is 59 then pauses 64 and already retired by the time Will  and adds, ‘You’re supposed to say I don’t was born. The family were comfortably look it.’ Oh, OK, I tell him, leaving open off and lived in Northampton. Neither  the question of whether he looks older or parent showed the slightest interest in younger. Actually 59 is still quite young architecture - though Will recalls that his for a top architect because architecture mother was very houseproud and liked is a famously late-flowering profession rearranging furniture, which might be - Philip Johnson started a new practice relevant. When he was six he designed a COPYRIGHT: This cutting is reproduced by Durrants on behalf of Cision UK Ltd. under licence from the NLA, CLA or other copyright owner. No further copying (including the printing of digital cuttings), when he was 90. But with Alsop you house for her to live in - its most striking slightly wonder if he’ll make old bones. specification was that it had to be built in digital reproduction or forwarding is permitted except under license from the NLA, (for newspapers) CLA, (for books and magazines) or other copyright body. Article Page 1 of 2 G12208L - 392 Page 1 of 2 New Zealand. Since his Peckham Library won the Stirling Prize in 2000, Alsop probably He always wanted to be an architect, even counts as number three in the hierarchy of before he really knew what architects did. British architects, after Lords Rogers and But he remembers that there was one Foster. His recent building for Goldsmiths modernist house in Northampton, New College, New Cross, and the Blizard Ways, designed by Peter Behrens in 1926  Building, his science institute for Queen and actually the first Modern Movement   Mary’s College in Whitechapel, won house in Britain, and his mother took him    rapturous praise - the Guardian called the to see it, though she always used to say   latter ‘rational and romantic, questioning, how ugly it was. The lady who lived there    quixotic and necessary’. Other much gave Will and his twin sister ice cream,   admired buildings include the Hotel ‘And it was really good ice cream, so du Departement (seat of regional maybe that had a certain positive effect.’       government) in Marseille which was his  first big commission and the Ontario When Alsop was 16 his father died, so 07/12/2010   College of Art and Design. The former he decided to leave school, where he was  is known as Le Grand Bleu because it is bored, and do his A-levels at evening   blue, the latter as the Dalmatian because it classes while working for a local architect. has black and white spots. (‘Even today I think, Why are these kids     going to school full-time to do A-levels?   His buildings often have playful elements They don’t need to.’) He did a foundation  - strong colours, blobby shapes, and stilts course at Northampton Art School and Architect Will Alsop Talks About Building a Brighter Future - Page 1 of 3  at crazy angles - but they are functional thence to the Architectural Association   too. When I said something about the (AA) where he entered the competition to ‘wonky legs’ of the Peckham Library he design the Pompidou Centre in Paris and   corrected me sharply: ‘There is a good was runner-up to Richard Rogers. His   structural reason for putting the legs at first proper commission was a swimming  an angle. Not that I believe in having to pool for Sheringham in Norfolk in 1984 JANUARY 21, 2011  justify everything you do, but if you have (the start of a love affair with the Norfolk straight legs in parallel you have to put in coast) and then a visitor centre for Cardiff Building a Brighter Future   Architect, Painter and Now, Seemingly, Park Warden, Will Alsop Refuses to Be Contained by  some bracing otherwise they might shift Bay. After that he got a lot of work in Space  sideways but if you have a series of legs Germany, including the Hamburg Ferry  at angles they’re bracing the lateral load Terminal, before beating Norman Foster  By ANDREW MCKIE British architect. Yet although Mr. Alsops  anyway, so there is a reason for it. People in the competition to build the Marseille buildings, which often feature unusual structures   say, Oh, that’s just Will being wilful but Hotel du Departement in 1994. But even and bright primary colors, arent without their not a bit of it.’ He once said he could best critics (the satirical magazine Private Eye has twice  then, the work still didn’t exactly flow. chosen his work for its award for Worst Building teach his students about load-bearing by of the Year), they possess a relatively rare quality making them form a human pyramid. ‘I came back here and went round to in modern architecture: they are, for the most part, extremely popular with the people who use 25/01/2011 Anyway, his buildings stand up, they are see potential clients and they’d say they and live next to them. weatherproof, and the people who use wanted to see what you’d done - and I’d It is a quality that has made him very busy: when I them like them, which is more than you say, the Hotel du Department, because I speak to him the day after the opening of a small can say for some famous architects. was proud of it and it was well received show at Londons Royal Academy, he is in Canada. - and they’d say, Yes, but what have you By the time I call him a couple of days later, he is in China. And he is good fun. He has a dry wit and done here. I’d say, But I built this in a Richard Johnson/ merry chortle. His studio in Battersea foreign language, 800 miles away, on time, Contained in Burlington Houses Architecture is a bright and bustling place, full of Ontario College of Art & Design University in Space—really a passageway behind the main on budget - all the things you say - and Toronto staircase—the exhibition, entitled "En Route: Alsop paintings on show at London hospital | News | Architects Journal Page 1 of 1 eager-beaver young things, with his own they’d say, Ah, but it doesn’t count because Catering to basic human needs—food, fuel, shelter Proper Behaviour in the Park" (until March 13), colourful abstract paintings round the it’s not in Britain. Scary.’ (He says it was comprises large, splashy, colorful paintings and so on—is usually the work of those who are, produced in response to drawings by students walls. He believes that cheerfulness is even worse for Richard Rogers - he was often literally, down to earth. And few industries deal as directly with the concrete as the building from Ontario College of Art & Design University in important and that ‘Being an architect is out of work for two years after he built Canada, re-imagining Grange Park in Toronto. It to some extent a performing art because trade. Its odd, then, that architects frequently give offers some clues as to how Mr. Alsop resolves the the Pompidou Centre.) But he gradually the impression of having their heads in the clouds. you’ve got to keep people up, you’ve got to got more commissions in his fifties and is apparent discrepancy between the abstract Indeed, one of the exhibits at last years Architecture Biennale in Venice was a cloud. thinking of contemporary architecture and the keep the whole situation buoyant and I’ve probably now one of the busiest architects production of physical spaces that the public actually enjoys. noticed that the best and most successful around. Few resolve this apparent contradiction as successfully as Will Alsop. A longstanding favorite projects are when everyone just keeps "The students job was to make a lot of noise, smiling. Architects are the only profession of the avant-garde and winner of the Stirling Prize really, performing the role that members of the  However, Alsop was never very good at in 2000, he is now probably, after Lords Rogers that actually deal in joy and delight - all handling the finances and, after several public have for previous work," he says. "Of and Foster, the best-known and best-regarded   12  13  