Space Group, adopted a strategy of orientating distinct, slab-like private room wings to capture the perfect views for visitors over sea, landscape and city. This torsional act twists open the central atrium to generate a thoroughly three-dimensional space with a complex, faceted roof form – a deconstructed golden star - cascading down. The building is a dramatic sight from any angle, but particularly from above where most visitors first view it, when arriving by air.
Tidemill Academy in the London Borough of Lewisham is the result of a visionary concept to increase the space and resources available to new schools by sharing their facilities with the wider community, and demonstrates how innovative thinking can make public spending go further in difficult times. Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects were lead architects on the scheme
The Olympic Handball Arena, or Copper Box, is one of only four permanent venues in the Olympic Park and the third largest indoor arena in London. During the 2012 Games it accommodated up to 7,500 spectators and hosted numerous events. Post-Games, this flexible venue will host sporting events and concerts but will also operate as a community leisure centre and training facility.
Chiswick based architectural practice, Paul Vick Architects, has been shortlisted for International Design and Architecture Awards 2013 for a low energy private house in the West Country. Beeches, is a low energy house which captures and reflects the nature and power of Dartmoor, using light and elemental materials like copper, basalt and stone to create a tranquil space that is open to the landscape and its views across the valley.
The architects of the Portuguese firm Pitágoras Architectos have designed a Platform of Arts and Creativity for their home city. The nomination of Guimarães, situated north of Porto in the province of Braga, as European Capital of Culture 2012 prompted the transformation of the market place into a central multi-functional public space.