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This week we revealed this year’s Stirling Prize winner

October 16, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Kingston University London – Town House

This week on Dezeen, we announced that the Kingston University London – Town House designed by Grafton Architects was the winner of this year’s Stirling Prize. Designed to act as “the university’s front door,” the six-storey building in Kingston Upon Thames features a series of open-plan communal spaces arranged around a statement central staircase and

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Cement and concrete industry publishes roadmap to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

October 15, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Slite cement plant in Gotland, Sweden

Forty leading international cement and concrete manufacturers have published a plan to eliminate carbon emissions from one of the world’s most polluting industries. The commitment has been made by members of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). Together, they represent nearly 80 per cent of the industry outside China. Published ahead of next month’s

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Prince Charles announces plans for new town in Kent

October 15, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
South East Faversham

Prince Charles’ private estate has revealed plans for a sustainable, “landscape-led” new town in Faversham, Kent, created in collaboration with architect Ben Pentreath. South East Faversham is a proposed extension to Faversham, a market town in Kent, England, located 48 miles from London. The town will be built on land owned by the Duchy of

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Grimshaw’s “completely OTT” Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai caused “significant unnecessary emissions”

October 15, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Grimshaw Sustainability Pavilion

A sustainable construction consultant has attacked Grimshaw Architects’ Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for having an embodied carbon footprint of almost 18 tonnes – a figure that is double the recommended level for a building of its size. Simon Sturgis, a consultant who advises on low-carbon construction, described the building’s carbon footprint as “very

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Grafton’s Stirling Prize-winning Town House is “the future of education” says Norman Foster

October 14, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Stirling Prize-winning Kingston University London – Town House interior

British architect Norman Foster has praised Grafton Architects’ Stirling Prize-winning Kingston University London – Town House as a “progressive new model for higher education”. Foster, who was head of the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize jury, stated that the building sets the benchmark for future university buildings in the UK. “In this highly original work of architecture, quiet

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Kingston University London – Town House by Grafton Architects wins 2021 Stirling Prize

October 14, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Kingston University London – Town House wins 2021 Stirling Prize

The Kingston University London – Town House designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning studio Grafton Architects has won this year’s Stirling Prize. Described by the RIBA Award judges as “high quality at every scale”, the six-storey Town House in Kingston upon Thames was designed to act as “the university’s front door”. The building was a surprise

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New York approves use of cross-laminated timber for six-storey buildings

October 13, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
New York mass-timber regulations

The New York City Council has approved the use of mass timber for the construction of buildings of up to 85 feet tall in the city. Included as part of a major update to the New York City Construction Codes, the new regulations mean that mass timber, including cross-laminated timber, can be used as a structural

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Foster + Partners sells “significant” shareholding to Hennick & Company investment firm

October 11, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Norman Foster on coronavirus

The UK’s largest architecture studio Foster + Partners has entered into a “strategic partnership” with Hennick & Company, which sees the private investment firm become the studio’s largest shareholder. The studio, which was founded by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Norman Foster in 1967, announced the sale today. Hennick & Company becomes largest shareholder “Foster +

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This week we revealed the Dubai Expo pavilions

October 9, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mobility Pavilion at Dubai Expo

This week on Dezeen, we featured pavilions at Dubai Expo 2020 designed by Foster + Partners, Grimshaw, Carlo Ratti and JKMM. The Dubai Expo is divided into three thematic zones – Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity, which are each anchored with a pavilion. Foster + Partners designed a stainless steel clad building as the Mobility Pavilion (pictured top),

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