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Our Edge project in Amsterdam features in Bloomberg.

The Francis Crick Institute featured on the BBC’s Today program as practical completion is reached

Building work is finally complete at the biggest biomedical facility in Europe, the Francis Crick Institute. Scientists will start to gradually move in over the next month, and it will be open to the public in early 2017. The Crick, which has cost 700 million pounds, and will house more than a thousand scientists, claims to offer a radical new approach to medical research by encouraging scientists from different disciplines to work together in new and imaginative ways.

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Europe’s biggest science centre opens in the UK
The Financial Times - 01.09.2016

Cathedral to science opens for business
BBC News - 01.09.2016

“The Francis Crick Institute is an extraordinary example of collaborative work. Our role was to establish the architectural expression of the building, lifting it to the status of a major civic institution, linking the Crick to other nearby landmarks and creating a world class centre for interdisciplinary research.”


Wayne McKiernan, Director at PLP Architecture

PLP Architecture, together with Cambridge University and Smith and Wallwork, won the Royal Institute for British Architects President's Award for Technical Design Research and will go forward for consideration for the President’s Medal for Research.

The RIBA annual President’s awards celebrate the best research in the fields of architecture and the built environment. This year, a record-breaking 75 submissions were received from 14 countries. Our research project, entitled Supertall Timber: Design Research for the Next Generation of Natural Structure, was developed together with The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Natural Innovation and the engineering firm Smith and Wallwork.  The project aspires to make tall timber buildings a reality. Through a combination of feasibility study involving design for a real world site in the Barbican London and involving manufacturers and physical lab testing, this research demonstrates the viability of timber buildings to modern urban centres.

PLP Architecture shortlisted in international competition to transform the Montparnasse Tower in Paris

Image by Cha Gla Jose

“I am delighted that PLP Architecture has been invited to reimagine the Paris skyline and to reactivate the Montparnasse neighbourhood.”


Karen Cook, Founding Partner at PLP Architecture

PLP architecture has been invited to a competition to renovate the tour Montparnasse in Paris, France. The co-owners, EITMM, selected, from over 700 interested candidates, PLP Architecture who will now compete with six other selected architects to reinvent the famous Parisian landmark.

PLP’s team will be led by founding partner Karen Cook, the designer on 22 Bishopsgate, the tallest building in the City of London and Tour First, the tallest building in France. Karen is steering the next stage of the design competition to transform the Tour Montparnasse into a sustainable and innovative workplace.

 

Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, in charge of urban planning, architecture and economic development for the Greater Paris project, said,  “We are delighted with this varied and audacious selection of architects which promises a great diversity of ideas, approaches and innovations for the transformation of the Montparnasse Tower, the initial stage in the regeneration of the entire area.”

 

 

Dezeen names Collective Old Oak one of the best six co-living developments in the world

The Collective Old Oak is the world’s largest coliving space: a new hybrid typology that redefines the architecture of living and working to suit the unique community of people that will develop here. The project reinvents collective living for today, laminating together a series of complimentary programs and atmospheres to establish an environment that allows its occupiers to live work and play – all in one building.

 

Opened on May 1st 2016, the building comprises 550 bedrooms as well as shared communal areas, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, co-working spaces, restaurant, gym, cinema, spa and launderette.

 

www.dezeen.com

PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan speaks to ITV News, Monocle24 Radio, and London Live about our Timber Tower Research Project

PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan, who worked on the research project together with Partner Ron Bakker, Michael Ramage of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Architecture and Natural Material Innovation Group, and engineers Smith & Wallwork, was interviewed on various media outlets this week following the extensive media coverage of our research proposals and a presentation to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

 

Kevin was interviewed for ITV and London Live’s evening news segments, and spoke at length on The Monocle Weekly show about the research.

 

The episode is available to listen for free online, or to download as a podcast: The Monocle Weekly

 

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announcing his plans to explore Creative Land Trust to support...

 

The Francis Crick Institute has been shortlisted in the Visionary Building of the Year category...

 

PLP Architecture, together with OVG  Real Estate, won the ULI Global Award for Excellence...

 

PLP Architecture featured in GQ magazine October issue 2016

‘A commune, but not as we...

 

PLP Architecture volunteer

with The City Centre’s Learning Program, designing and...

 

PLP Architecture Research

Group featured in “The

Changing Shape of Practice”...

 

PLP’s Chiltern Place for Ronson Capital Partners reaches structural completion

 

Virtual reality research by PLP featured in The Economist’s Science and Technology Section

22 Bishopsgate, a new office tower at the heart of the City of London.

The Edge, Amsterdam, the world's most sustainable building

 

Nova, Victoria

London, UK

 

The Nexus

Pearl River Delta, China

 

Foshan New City Plaza

Foshan, China

 

Chiltern Place

London, UK

 

The Collective Old Oak

London, UK

 

Translation & Innovation Hub

London, UK

 

1 Page Street

London, UK

 

 

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan interviewed by The International New York times about Timber Tower Research
www.nytimes.com - 09.06.2016


Would you live in a wooden skyscraper?www.sciencemag.org - 22.09.16

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