Morris & Firm and Freehaus have triumphed in a contest to design an overhaul of the Metropolis of London Faculty.
The crew pipped shortlist rivals Buckley Grey Yeoman to win finest at school on the competition to design an extension and reimagine the inside areas of one of many capital’s most prestigious faculties.
Some 71 groups responded to the decision for entries, with companies together with Maccreanor Lavington and Alison Brooks Architects additionally making it to the ultimate shortlist of seven.
Alison Brooks Architects with Bradley-Gap Schoenaich and de Move Montgomery
Buckley Grey Yeoman
David Morley Architects with Studio Verve
Gort Scott with IF_DO and Unscene Structure
Haworth Tompkins with Hayatsu Architects
Maccreanor Lavington with Erect Structure and Yinka Ilori Studio
Morris & Firm with Freehaus
Based within the fifteenth century, the 900-place faculty was initially situated on Milk Avenue within the coronary heart of the Metropolis earlier than transferring to Victoria Embankment in 1883.
It relocated to its present postmodern riverside premises subsequent to the Millennium Bridge – which had been constructed above a street tunnel – in 1986.
The competitors temporary referred to as for a mission that might be internet zero in building and requested entrants to have a look at how the college’s services may most effectively and creatively help the college with elevated pupil numbers and curricular wants.
The Metropolis of London Company, which launched the competitors with New London Structure, mentioned that Morris & Firm and Freehaus’ submission opened up the circulation areas of the prevailing constructing and framed views out to St Paul’s Cathedral and throughout the river to Tate Fashionable.
The brand new extension completes the college’s current quadrangle and features a new atrium bringing gentle to the pupil entrance, with its rooftops permitting additional future growth.
Morris & Firm founder Joe Morris mentioned he felt “extraordinarily privileged to have the chance to develop an exemplar scheme for such an vital web site and distinguished location”.
The competitors coated the second, third and fourth phases of a wider rejig that was masterplanned by Tim Ronalds Architects in 2019, which additionally designed the £2.2m first section to rejig a pair of squash courts and a fencing corridor.