London studio recognised at World Architecture Festival
The HASSELL London studio has been recognised at this year's World Architecture Festival (WAF), with two projects from the studio shortlisted for awards.
Cronton Colliery and Route de Meyrin CERN Campus are in the running to win awards at the Festival, to be held in Singapore next week (3-5 October). The projects will be presented at WAF by Tony Grist, the Head of Architecture at HASSELL, who is now based in London.
Both projects demonstrate the strong Landscape Architecture capabilities of the London studio and the innovative conceptual work being produced by the team there.
HASSELL was one of four finalists shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects competition to design a new visitor destination on a disused coal mine – the former Cronton Colliery at Knowlsey near Manchester. The HASSELL vision for the site is for a world class, sustainable park. At its heart is a new community and new connections to the surrounding countryside and its communities.
CERN is a cutting edge technology and research centre in Geneva, a place of 'firsts' and incredible discoveries. As such, it deserves to have a world first in public realm, and this was the inspiration for the design of Route de Meyrin – the streets and central square that bind and tie together the existing campus and its disparate collection of buildings and elements.
The HASSELL proposal 'de-clutters' the campus and reconstructs the public face of the site. There are two parts to the proposal – reconnecting CERN to its context by planting a small forest (BOIS CERN) and creating a central square which is effectively a clearing in the forest.
HASSELL has a total of ten projects shortlisted for awards at the World Architecture Festival.
_Route de Meyrin CERN Campus
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