Allies and Morrison’s Qatar National Archive references traditional coastal watchtowers

The Allies and Morrison-designed National Archive in Doha, Qatar, is informed by the layout and materiality of the Middle Eastern country’s vernacular architecture. The archive facility was built as part of the Msheireb Downtown Doha masterplan, which was developed by Allies and Morrison in collaboration with Arup and Aecom. The National Archive building is designed both

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Allies and Morrison challenges “identikit urbanism” with masterplan for new city in Oman

British firm Allies and Morrison has designed a new city for Middle Eastern country Oman, which will transform a desert valley into a 624-hectare urban centre over the next 30 years. Allies and Morrison wants to challenge “identikit urbanism” with its masterplan for Madinat Al Irfan. The aim is to create “a place that feels as if it has always

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New images reveal Olympicopolis vision by Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell + Tuomey

Designs have been unveiled for the new £1.3 billion cultural quarter at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, featuring buildings by architecture firms Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell + Tuomey. The so-called Olympicopolis masterplan includes outposts for the V&A museum and Sadler’s Wells Theatre, as well as new campuses for the London College of Fashion and University College London More

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Allies and Morrison proposes alternative Garden Bridge at existing Blackfriars crossing

Architecture firm Allies and Morrison has revealed an alternative to Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge for London – planting trees on the existing Thames crossing at Blackfriars. The London studio believes the 32-metre-wide Blackfriars Bridge could easily be reconfigured to create a public garden spanning the River Thames, providing a much cheaper solution than Heatherwick’s £175 million proposal. Like the Garden Bridge, it could More

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OMA and Allies and Morrison complete Commonwealth Institute overhaul and housing

OMA and Allies and Morrison have completed the redevelopment of the former Commonwealth Institute in London, adding three blocks of private housing that have helped fund the transformation of the protected building into a new home for the Design Museum (+ slideshow). Dutch architecture studio OMA partnered with London firm Allies and Morrison to create three More

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New images show £1.3 billion masterplan for London’s Olympic Park

New images have been unveiled of the proposed Olympicopolis, a new cultural district at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed by architects Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell + Tuomey. London-based Allies and Morrison and Irish firm O’Donnell + Tuomey won a bid to develop the former 2012 London Olympics park last May. They are working with Spanish studio Arquitecturia, landscape architects More

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Allies and Morrison among architects awarded in 2016 New Year’s Honours

Architects Bob Allies and Graham Morrison are among the figures from the architecture and design world awarded in the UK’s 2016 New Year Honours. Allies and Morrison, who founded their eponymous architecture firm in London in 1984, will both be awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for “services to architecture”. The pair are currently More

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Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell & Tuomey win contest for Olympic Park cultural campus

Architecture firms Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell & Tuomey have won their bid to design a new cultural quarter at the London 2012 Olympic Park, expected to include new outposts of the V&A and Smithsonian museums. London-based Allies and Morrison, the firm behind the park’s original masterplan, and Irish duo Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey – winners of the 2015 […]

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