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Metropolitan Workshop: Larvik Waterfront

Development Framework The town of Larvik in southern Norway has lost its historic connection with its Fjord. In 2008 Metropolitan Workshop took part in an international urban design competition to regenerate and reconnect the waterfront to the town. Currently the water’s edge is cut off from the town by a busy road, railway lines and a ferry terminal....

Metropolitan Workshop: Queen Alia Airport Royal Reception Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion building is the first point of entry to the Royal Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for VIP’s and therefore must embody the spirit, cultures and uniqueness of the country. It must represent the future of the country as a contemporary culture whilst echoing its unique heritage, history and traditions. The building must be original and...

Gort Scott: Reservoir Roofs

With fairly minimal intervention, the vast forgotten spaces of the reservoirs of Walthamstow can be celebrated and made more accessible to a much wider range of users. Our proposal respects the working infrastructure of the reservoirs, and their quiet monumentality, proposing a series of interventions that allow local people, groups of school children...

Metropolitan Workshop: Eagle Hotel, Bergen

Lux Hotel A new destination in Bergen Context The context of the site is its virtue but also its challenge. The accessibility of the site is virtually unparalleled within the city and makes the hotel prominent in ‘its’ both location and ‘its’ height. Visitors will be able to access the site quickly and easily and then be cocooned by its architecture...

SPACEBLOCK: INDIAN STAR - little spots for the small ones

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Metropolitan Workshop: Kent Archive & Visitors Centre

Buried Treasure This winning entry was designed for a high-profile building within a highly sensitive historic setting in the south east of England. The building creates a new threshold to a major visitor destination. By working with the natural contours of the site, the bulk and impact of the building is substantially reduced. The building was conceived...

Espinosa: Plasticity in Arcadia

A tattered sand-dune environment—filled with rich physical and ephemeral qualities—involves topical conditions in the discussion of ‘man and nature.’ The project attempts to clarify ideas of time, object, and location by utilizing Jarry’s (1896) ‘science of exceptions’ to interrogate an empirical understanding in the fabrication and construction of...

Metropolitan Workshop: Arundel Great Court

Arundel Great Court is sensitively situated in the heart of the Stand in London’s Embankment. Crucial events in the history of the site were the formation of the Embankment and the construction of the Aldwych in 1913 at the South end of Kingsway, prior to which the site had been backlands, river wharves and river related industry. Currently, Government,...

Gollifer Langston Architects: Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve Visitor Centre

The visitor centre draws inspiration from the nature reserve and its inhabitants. The Moorhens nests perched at the waters edge informs the structure and the inclined columns, which elevate the building, mirror the reeded landscape below. The design provides an environmentally sustainable visitor centre with spectacular views for observing wildlife.

Gollifer Langston Architects: Fortune Green Children's Play Centre

The proposal is a children’s play centre maximising the amount of outdoor play area by utilising the building’s roof space. Elevating the play area provides the children and young people an increase in available space as well as a vantage point over Fortune Green. The accommodation forms a protective court for the building from which the landscape...

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