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Bath Western Riverside wins Civic Voice Award Bath Western Riverside

The judges said: “This is a stunning housing development which provides an interesting contemporary take on a proud local identity.”

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The judges said: “This is a stunning housing development which provides an interesting contemporary take on a proud local identity.”

“It is good to see something new and intelligent in the housing sector, particularly within a World Heritage Site, and demonstrates to other developers that high quality housing can be achieved and you can be bold in a historic setting.”

Catalogue of winners

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Civic Voice
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Alison Brooks Architects celebrates 21 years! ABA 21

We were delighted to have so many of our friends, clients and colleagues join our 21 year celebration at Somerset House.

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We were delighted to have so many of our friends, clients and colleagues join our 21 year celebration at Somerset House.


The event included a public talk and exhibition of Alison Brooks Architects’ work over 21 years of practice. Mixing digital media with physical artefacts, we brought together over 100 models, 3000 images and key texts in a 50 minute looped video installation.

We also launched a limited edition catalogue ‘Ideals, then Ideas’ to accompany the celebration. This book describes our work within the conceptual themes and four ideals that have underpinned our work in architecture: Authenticity, Generosity, Civicness and Beauty.

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Sadiq Khan appoints Alison Brooks as a design advocate for London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed 50 architects and designers, including Alison Brooks, to work with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed 50 architects and designers, including Alison Brooks, to work with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital.

Khan announced the appointments as part of the Good Growth by Design programme during a speech at London School of Economics last night.

Press: Dezeen, Architects’ Journal

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World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist announced The Smile

The Smile has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, in addition to the overall prize.[more..]

The Smile has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, in addition to the overall prize.

The structure features in the Small Projects and Display categories. Winners will be announced during the festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 15-17 November 2017.

Dezeen article

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London Festival of Architecture: City(e)State City (e) State

Thank you to all those who joined us for our City(e)State exhibition at our studio! This event was part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture.

Thank you to all those who joined us for our City(e)State exhibition at our studio! This event was part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture.

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Alison Brooks honoured with AJ100 Contribution to the Profession Award

Voted for by employees of the UK’s top architectural practices, Alison Brooks was awarded with this year’s AJ100 Contribution to the Profession Award at a gala ceremony at Tower of London.[more..]

Voted for by employees of the UK’s top architectural practices, Alison Brooks was awarded with this year’s AJ100 Contribution to the Profession Award at a gala ceremony at Tower of London.

The award was a particular privilege, with previous recipients including Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and David Chipperfield. Click here to read the full article by Ruth Slavid in The Architects’ Journal.

“I represent a generation that operated in the transition between the high Modernism of the 20th Century through Post-modernism and Post-postmodernism and all the isms until finally everybody ran out of isms. We realised that we can have diversity and influences from history without being historicist. We can be sensitive and responsive to existing cultures. I feel fortunate to have been part of taking architecture out of its straitjacket.” – Alison Brooks.

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Financial Times: Timber advocates reach for the skies The Smile

The Smile features as an exemplar of innovative use of CLT in the Financial Times’ article on the cutting edge of a new timber architecture.[more..]

The Smile features as an exemplar of innovative use of CLT in the Financial Times’ article on the cutting edge of a new timber architecture.

‘After more than three centuries, a wooden architecture is once more taking shape in the city, which is leading the world in large-scale urban timber construction… However, temporary and experimental buildings are starting to nurture that experience. Last year Alison Brooks Architects built the world’s largest CLT tubular structure at site. The Smile… was a single, simple curve erected for the London Design Festival… London may no longer be surrounded by the forests of the Elizabethan era, but it is at least at the cutting edge of a new timber architecture’.

Click here to read the full article.

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Financial Times
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Green light for ABA’s third project in South Kilburn Durham & Gloucester Court

Durham & Gloucester Court is a step closer to construction as Brent Council announces a Development and Sale Agreement with Telford Homes.[more..]

Durham & Gloucester Court is a step closer to construction as Brent Council announces a Development and Sale Agreement with Telford Homes.

Alison Brooks Architects have designed 84 of the 236 units in this mixed-tenure residential development which forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan for the London Borough of Brent. Phase 3 of the Masterplan is led by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with Alison Brooks Architects and Gort Scott, with landscape by Grant Associates. The scheme has received detailed planning consent and Telford Homes intend to start on site by September 2017, with completion due in 2021.

Amar Dave, Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment, Brent Council said: “We’re serious about making this borough an amazing place to live and are working hard to build the homes that people need. The partnership with Telford Homes brings us one step closer to delivering our target of 2,400 new homes in South Kilburn.”

Jon Di-Stefano, Chief Executive of Telford Homes, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected as the preferred partner of the London Borough of Brent for the redevelopment of Gloucester House and Durham Court. South Kilburn is undergoing major regeneration and our involvement represents the start of an exciting new relationship with Brent and our first development in the Borough. We look forward to exchanging contracts in the near future and commencing work on site later this year.”

For more about Durham & Gloucester Court, click here. 

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Brent Council
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