"All of the short-listed submissions were beautiful and thoughtful. Each of the teams came to the interview table with amazing energy and passion for the Canadian Canoe Museum. Ultimately, the jury awarded the heneghan peng architects/Kearns Mancini scheme for exemplifying the lightness and sublime functionality of the canoe. The museum design breaks with ego-driven architecture to offer a gentle, organic space that poetically winds its way along the Trent-Severn. No matter where you are inside the museum or outside standing on its roof, you will always be able to see the water, and a canoe waiting to be paddled by you. I can't wait to see this museum built. It's going to change the way we think about architecture, place making and the canoe - a true icon of design"
Lisa Rochon, Chair, Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee
Public presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_K7--i0hSg#t=1949
Weekend News Flash: Arup engineers build 1:5 scale model of submission for Bath Quays Bridge competition inside Frei Otto's Experimental Pavilion in Hooke Park, Dorset.
University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.
University of Greenwich School of Architecture + Landscape & Library + Research Building officially opens its doors on 09 December 2014
hparc wins international competition to design the National Centre for Contemporary Arts NCCA at Khodynskoye Pole in Moscow. The project is backed by the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture.
Construction proceeding for the New School of Architecture, Design & Construction and Library at the University of Greenwich.
Photos: David Lankester
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 selects Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre for Shortlist. On view at 183rd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition Dublin Ireland from 28 May-17 Aug 2013.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2012: The Pavilion of Ireland is located at the end of the Artiglierie in the Arsenale; it is composed of a bench for resting & its structural moment diagram as a series of wall drawings.
London Olympics 2012
British Prime Minister, David Cameron visits the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre
Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre opened to the public on 3 July 2012 at 13:30GMT.
University of Greenwich Library and School of Architecture site construction photograph from December 2011.
heneghan peng architects, Arup, Bartenbach LichtLabor & T/E/S/S win competition to masterplan & design the Palestinian Museum in Bir Zeit near Ramallah. This event marks the end of a decade of gestation for the project which showcase different aspects of Palestinian history and culture, ’creating debate and discussion about both past and contemporary themes’. The museum will be a ‘leading platform for non-partisan narratives about Palestinians’ and will follow the 10,000-year old history of the region.
Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s New Central Archive breaks ground in Weimar, Germany. This important institution holds works of Goethe, Schiller, Nietzsche & the Bauhaus amongst others. The project is led by heneghan peng architects’ Berlin office.
Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre is on site. The individual steel plates shift to create a parallelogram aligned with the overall plan geometry. The columns are beautifully crafted by Metaltech & precisely positioned by Gilbert-Ash.
The V&A unveils the design proposals by the seven architectural teams shortlisted for the V&A’s Exhibition Road Project with a display of the models in the Sackler Centre from 2 March – 3 April 2011. www.vam.ac.uk
The planning application has been submitted for The University of Greenwich’s new Campus Library and School of Architecture & Construction. The new building will allow more of the university’s activities to be based in Greenwich, near the main part of its campus in the Old Royal Naval College. Click here for animation →
Construction starts on the Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre. A ceremony took place with NI Tourism Minister Arlene Foster joined by the National Trust’s Director for Northern Ireland, Hilary McGrady to celebrate this significant milestone in the project.
F06 Central Park bridge main span at London Olympics 2012 receives its curved mirror skin. For more information see www.london2012.com.
Following the 34th UNESCO session in Brasilia, the World Heritage body has said the plan to build a bridge across the Mittelrhein near Germany’s world-famous Lorelei rock can proceed. heneghan peng architects & Arup won an international competition to build the crossing in 2009.
Public exhibition on proposals for the University of Greenwich’s New Library and School of Architecture & Construction opening Thursday 1 July at 5pm. Closes Friday 9 July. Location: University of Greenwich, Greenwich Campus, Room 015, Ground floor, Queen Mary Court, Old Royal Naval College.
heneghan peng architects were invited with seven architects to present concept designs for a hypothetical redevelopment of the V&A’s Boilerhouse Yard. The designs, comprising architectural models and plans will respond to a brief to create temporary exhibition space below ground and a courtyard at street level off Exhibition Road. The exhibition runs from 21 June to 17 September 2010. For more information see www.vam.ac.uk.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex visit Giant’s Causeway. The vision for a new visitor experience is introduced which includes hparc’s visitor centre and improved access to coastline trails. The National Trust have appointed a contractor for the project; construction to start November 2010 and end April 2012.
Central Park bridge lifted into place in the centre of the Olympic Park. For more information see www.london2012.com.
Will it change the face of architecture? No. But this is what true architecture is all about: place-sensitive, uplifting and sorely needed. - The London Times
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