Dezeen’s high 10 UK structure tasks of 2022
From the renovation of a serious London landmark to a “treeless treehouse”, we choose 10 of essentially the most notable British structure tasks accomplished this 12 months as a part of our evaluate of 2022.
This 12 months’s roundup of UK structure additionally options an intervention at an 800-year-old constructing, a rammed-earth yoga studio and a mammoth infrastructure challenge.
Learn on for Dezeen’s high 10 UK structure tasks of 2022:
The New Library at Magdalene School, Cambridge, by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Niall McLaughlin Architects gained the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize for the brick and timber library it designed at Cambridge College’s historic Magdalene School.
The constructing’s supplies and type had been designed as a nod to the faculty’s older buildings, with load-bearing brick parts, chimneys, timber flooring and gabled roofs. RIBA president Simon Allford hailed the challenge as “the epitome of how you can construct for the long-term”.
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Battersea Energy Station, London, by WilkinsonEyre
Considered one of London’s most recognisable landmarks, Battersea Energy Station lastly reopened this 12 months greater than 40 years after being decommissioned.
Structure studio WilkinsonEyre inserted retailers, workplace area for tech large Apple and 254 residences into the previous energy plant, whereas Ralph Appelbaum Associates created an elevator viewpoint on the summit of one of many well-known chimneys.
Subsequent door sits the rippling Prospect Place, the primary UK housing scheme by Pritzker Structure Prize-winner Frank Gehry additionally accomplished in 2022.
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Forth Valley School Falkirk Campus, Falkirk, by Reiach and Corridor
Constructed to exchange a Nineteen Sixties constructing deemed now not match for objective, this 21,000-square-metre campus housing specialist instructing services is outlined by its humble palette of pale brick, concrete and aluminium.
Reiach and Corridor Architects described the challenge’s exterior look as “low key, reflecting the modesty of an establishment that seeks to serve”.
Manufacturing studio Stephenson& made a brief movie in regards to the school that was revealed on Dezeen.
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Elizabeth line, London, by varied architects
After a sequence of delays, the central part of the £18.8 billion Elizabeth line lastly opened in London this 12 months, representing the most important growth to town’s underground railway community for greater than a century.
9 completely different structure studios had been appointed to design the assorted London stations together with BDP, HawkinsBrown and WilkinsonEyre, with Grimshaw Architects main a consortium making certain line-wide consistency.
In an interview with Dezeen head of structure for the Elizabeth line Julian Robinson described the challenge’s designs as taking a “extra mannered, a extra rationalised method”.
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Clifford’s Tower viewing deck, York, by Hugh Broughton Architects and Martin Ashley Architects
Clifford’s Tower has a bloody historical past reaching again to the 12 months 1068, with the Thirteenth-century stone maintain gutted by hearth in 1684.
Hugh Broughton Architects labored with conservation specialists Martin Ashley Architects to guard and radically rework the tower’s inside, including a timber deck to partially cowl the spoil and supply a viewpoint overlooking the encircling metropolis.
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Pink Home, Dorset, by David Kohn Architects
Pink Home, in rural Dorset, was designed to seem like a toddler’s drawing of a home from the skin, albeit with uncommon twists just like the outsized eaves, patterned brickwork and vibrant inexperienced detailing.
The challenge was named Home of the 12 months 2022 by RIBA, with the jury praising the best way it “confronts our expectations of a home in a lovely setting”.
“We might wish to suppose that our Pink Home is shocking, if not completely stunning, to a up to date viewers,” David Kohn instructed Dezeen.
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The Newt yoga studio, Somerset, by Invisible Studio
Invisible Studio created a yoga studio with rammed-earth partitions and a roof clad in copper shingles at The Newt in Somerset lodge in England.
Set inside the lodge’s vegetable backyard, the yoga studio has an insular design, with a single opening on the apex of its curving sculptural roof.
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333 Kingsland Highway, London, by Henley Halebrown
This mixed-use scheme in Hackney combines a main college with an 11-storey residential tower all in earthy-red concrete and brick, sitting above a base of economic models fronted by a sturdy loggia.
London studio Henley Halebrown was handed the Neave Brown Award for Housing for the challenge, established to recognise the UK’s greatest new reasonably priced housing tasks.
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Penfold, London, by De Matos Ryan
Named after a personality in basic kids’s cartoon Hazard Mouse, Penfold is a 4.1-metre-high playhouse created within the backyard of a London residence by structure studio De Matos Ryan.
The pyramidal timber construction, dubbed a “treeless treehouse” by the architects”, is simply accessible through a low crawlspace. Inside, two ranges are linked by a timber and twine ladder and lit by an openable skylight on the pyramid’s apex that robotically closes when it rains.
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The Den, Tighnabruaich, by Approach
Structure studio Approach mixed a pair of flats adjoining an previous home to type a one-bedroom cottage clad in weatherproof black steel externally and mixing uncovered unique stonework, pink metal and beech plywood inside.
Sitting on a hillside within the Scottish village of Tighnabruaich, The Den has a panoramic outlook over the Kyles of Bute, a slim sea channel.
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