Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, known as AHMM, is no stranger to partaking in RIBA competitions. Most notably, the practice ultimately won the 2015 Stirling Prize for the Burntwood School and won the competition to design the new London Police Headquarters in 2013.
Recently, their 2016 New Scotland Yard project was shortlisted in the 2017 London Awards. The project is a “radical remodeling” of the 1930s Curtis Green Building along the Thames Embankment in London. The building formerly housed the Metropolitan Police Service.
Read more about the project below.
Project description: “The core objectives of the brief were to create modern, flexible and efficient office environments, extend available floor space [in the rear, rooftop and facilitate agile working with more interaction between staff,” AHMM writes on their website. AHMM designed their scheme to complement the architectural features of the original Curtis Green Building as well as the nearby Whitehall buildings.
The redesign expanded the floor area from 8,691 square meters to around 12,000 square meters, including an elegantly curved glass pavilion and flexible office space. The rooftop extension comprises of multi-functional conference spaces and terraces, and is also illuminated at night.
The new entrance pavilion also features a brick “carpet” outside the entrance that references the striped brickwork of the nearby Norman Shaw North building, while the Eternal Flame glows inside a contemplation pool south of the pavilion.
In case you missed it, check out the full 2017 RIBA London Awards shortlist in the link below.
Photos courtesy of RIBA 2017 London Awards. Quoted text via.
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