Our Edge project in Amsterdam features in Bloomberg.

Sky Central featured as a case study
by the UK Green Building Council

In 2013, following an invited competition, PLP Architecture was commissioned to design the interior and develop the exterior for Sky Central - the main building of their West London campus.

 

The design brief required a building that would galvanise 3500 employees into a single community whose identity would reflect the fast-paced and ever-evolving nature of broadcasting and telecommunications.

 

PLP worked together with Sky to develop the content and programmatic distribution of the building.


www.ukgbc.org

PLP Architecture has unveiled the concept design for CarTube, during the ‘Future of Urban Mass Transportation’ Conference held on December 2nd 2016 in London. The Conference brought together researchers and scientists from the UK and abroad to discuss the direction of future transportation technology.

The CarTube concept translates a pioneering mobility solution which combines two existing modes of transport, automated electric cars and mass transit, into a single, seamless underground road system.

 

Lars Hesselgren, Director of Research at PLP Architecture: “CarTube is a direct response to mass transit and traffic congestion in the world’s largest cities. Moving high-speed car traffic below ground will revolutionise our concept of the city, allowing our urban spaces to be designed not for cars, but for people. CarTube has the potential to be the next best thing to teleportation and will revolutionise exiting cities and allow for unprecedented urban forms.”

 

PLP Architecture will continue their research on CarTube and will act as a catalyst for innovation, bringing together great minds from different  backgrounds to imagine a future where cars don't compete but  collaborate.

 

www.cartube.global

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.

Press

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

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.

Green light for our co-living tower

in Stratford

Our high rise in Stratford, the second building we have designed for the co-living startup Collective, was approved last night by the London Legacy Development Corporation.  The building, a speculation on the future of housing and urbanism, proposes a vertical ecosystem of working, playing, creating and living.

 

Located near London’s Olympic Park, the 19-storey building will accommodate 250 co-living units along with a wealth of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. At ground, a gallery curated by the Bow Arts Trust will link the street to the Channelsea River beyond. Above, an office incubator for local start-ups will provide co-working spaces for over 80 people.

 

The expression of the project is not conferred through a flamboyant shape or through an overwrought facade, but rather by its collective event spaces, which give the building its identity. The project has a simple, calm and dignified facade and a streamlined, slender silhouette. Against this calm composition, the rooftop amenity spaces stand out as an extraordinary counterpoint; an expressive beacon in the sky.

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.

Press

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 achieved an Excellent BREEAM rating
www.crick.ac.uk - 26.05.2017

“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 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

 

 

PLP's Sky Central awarded

BCO's Best of Best 2017 and National Corporate Workplace...

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Remaking London - September talk at The Arts Club

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Sky Central wins the Mixology Award 2017 for Large

Commercial Interiors Project...

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Sky Central featured as a case study by the UK Green Building Council

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

The Francis Crick institute achieved an Excellent BREEAM rating

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Sky featured in The Financial Times

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Sky Central wins the British Council for Offices Regional
Award 2017...

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

PLP joins Mix Interiors
Roundtable discussion

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

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

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

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

 

Nova, Victoria

London, UK

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

The Nexus

Pearl River Delta, China

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Foshan New City Plaza

Foshan, China

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Chiltern Place

London, UK

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

The Collective Old Oak

London, UK

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Translation & Innovation Hub

London, UK

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

1 Page Street

London, UK

 

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

 

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

PLP Architecture Lee Polisano David Leventhal

 

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