Grimshaw Architects

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Grimshaw Architects
Industry Architecture
Founded London, United Kingdom
1980
Number of locations 4 Offices
London
New York City
Melbourne
Sydney
Key people Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
(Chairman)
Andrew Whalley
(Deputy Chairman)
Services Architecture, Industrial Design
Website Grimshaw

Grimshaw Architects (formerly Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners) is an architectural firm based in London. Founded in 1980 by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the firm was one of the pioneers of high-tech architecture.[1] In particular, they are known for their design of transport projects including Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA railway station, Waterloo International railway station and the award winning Southern Cross railway station recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Lubetkin Prize.[2] The firm currently has offices in London, Melbourne, Sydney, and New York City.

Organization[edit]

Partners[edit]

Grimshaw has 17 partners worldwide: Jolyon Brewis, Keith Brewis, Vincent Chang, Andrew Cortese, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, William Horgan, Mark Husser, Ewan Jones, Kirsten Lees, Declan McCafferty, Neill McClements, Mark Middleton, Juan Porral, Neven Sidor, Neil Stonell, Andrew Thomas, Andrew Whalley.[3]

Project list[edit]

Major projects, by year of completion and ordered by type, are:

Panoramic view of the geodesic biome domes at the Eden Project

Arts and culture[edit]

Thermae Bath Spa: the main building, 2006

Bridges[edit]

The National Space Centre in Leicester

Science and education[edit]

Transport[edit]

The main concourse of Southern Cross Station

Office[edit]

Grand Union Walk Housing - Flats behind Sainsbury's supermarket, Camden Town, 1988
  • 25 Gresham Street, London, UK, 2002
  • 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
  • British Airways Operations, London, UK, 1993
  • Eden Project: The Foundation, Cornwall, UK, 2002
  • Five Boats Houding, Duisburg, Germany, 2005
  • Ludwig Erhaud Haus, Berlin, Germany, 1998
  • Orange Operational Centre and Customer Service Facilities, Darlington, UK, 1998
  • RAC Regional Control Centre, Bristol, UK, 1994
  • The St. Botolph Building, London, UK, 2010

Industry[edit]

  • Donald Danforth Plant Center, St. Louis, US, 2001
  • Financial Times Printworks, London, UK, 1988
  • Herman Miller Factory, Chippenham, UK, 1976
  • Igus Factory & Headquarters, Cologne, Germany, 2000
  • Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant & Headquarters, West Sussex, UK, 2003
  • Vitra Furniture Factory, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 1981
  • Western Morning News, Plymouth,UK, 1993

Mixed use[edit]

  • Sainsbury's Store & Grand Union Walk Housing, London, UK, 1988
  • Via Verde - The Green Way, The Bronx, US, 2012

Awards[edit]

2012[edit]

  • Carbuncle Cup - Building Design Awards

2009[edit]

  • AIA Honor Award - Horno 3: Museo Del Acero

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

  • Lubetkin Prize - Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia [2]
  • 2007 RIBA International Award - Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia [4]

Exhibitions[edit]

Grimshaw’s first exhibition titled Product + Process debuted in 1988. The firm has since produced four exhibitions: Structure Space + Skin (1993), Fusion [5] (1998), Equilibrium [6] (2000), and Micro to Macro: Grimshaw in New York [7] (2007). The latest exhibition, Equation: Design Inspired by Nature, launched on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre in Singapore. Equation explores a series of themes that investigate biomimicry, biophilia and ecosystems and their influence on design.[8]

Publications[edit]

  • Grimshaw Architecture: The First Thirty Years[9]
  • Blue 02: Systems and Structure[10]
  • Blue 01: Water, Energy and Waste[11]
  • The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw[12]
  • The Making of Station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA[13]
  • The Architecture of Eden[14]
  • Equilibrium[15]
  • Grimshaw: Architecture, Industry and Innovation[16]
  • Structure, Space and Skin: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners[17]
  • British Pavilion Seville Exposition[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, Colin. "High Tech Architecture". Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b World Architecture News. "Grimshaw's Southern Cross Station wins Lubetkin prize". Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ ArchitypeSource. "Grimshaw Architects Profile". Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. ^ RIBA website. "RIBA International Awards / Winners 2007". Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  5. ^ Images Publishing. International Architecture Yearbook 7. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  6. ^ Hugh Pearman. "Equilibrium: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  7. ^ E-Oculus. "Macro to Micro: Grimshaw in New York". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  8. ^ URA. "Equation". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  9. ^ Amazon. "Grimshaw Architects: The First 30 Year". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  10. ^ Amazon. "Blue 02: Systems and Structure". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  11. ^ Amazon. "Blue 01: Water, Energy and Waste". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  12. ^ Amazon. "The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  13. ^ Sdu Uitgevers. "The Making of Station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  14. ^ Amazon. "The Architecture of Eden". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  15. ^ Amazon. "Equilibrium". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  16. ^ Amazon. "Grimshaw: Architecture, Industry and Innovation". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  17. ^ Amazon. "Structure, Space and Skin: The Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  18. ^ Amazon. "British Pavilion Seville Exposition". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 

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