Will Alsop, Architect, Designer, UK Design Office, Barnsley Architecture
Alsop & Partners : Architecture
Alsop Architects Barnsley at ASTIS
Office address (correct at time of writing): 41 Parkgate Rd, London SW11
Alsop Architects: Background
Will Alsop was born in 1947.
The principal studio is in London. Alsop Architects have satellite studios in Shanghai, Toronto and Sheringham and previously Hamburg, Rotterdam.
Alsop Architects were renamed Alsop Design (though some Press stated Alsop & Partners and the ‘Alsop Architects’ website is still going and top of the google rankings when checked in Jul 2005) in 2004
Alsop Architects won a RIBA Design Award in 2000 for Peckham Library &
Media Centre, London.
Will Alsop has become famous over the years for his audacious proposals and his bold paintings. He shot to fame with his Grand Bleu in Marseilles, France and has latterly held the limelight with his TV programme suggesting multiple megacity axis across England. The abandonment of his Fourth Grace in Liverpool has also guaranteed column inches.
Alsop Architects Key Buildings / Projects
Fourth Grace Liverpool
Will Alsop’s wacky Fourth Grace on the Liverpool waterfront was the centre piece of the Liverpool’s winning bid to become European capital of culture in 2008. The project appears to be cancelled at time of writing.
Peckham Library, London
In 2000 this building won the Stirling Prize. Designed when Alsop Architects was known as Alsop & Stormer it drew attention for helping regenerate a down-at-heel area but was criticised for the concept of being an show-off icon rather than an overall regeneration strategy.
New Islington, Manchester
Developers Urban Splash commissioned Will Alsop to plan New Islington in Ancoats, Manchester. New Islington will replace the decrepit Cardroom estate and is the UK government’s third millennium community.
Will Alsop has proposed an urban park with a large lake outside the Bradford’s Victorian town hall.
New Barnsley, Yorkshire
Will Alsop’s masterplan Barnsley includes a colourful walkable wall around Barnsley and an illuminated halo above. Alsop Architects stated a desire to create a contemporary Tuscan hill village.
Goldsmiths College, London
Alsop Architects’ £10m arts complex for Goldsmiths College in south-east London. Work on the project began in 2004.
A £14m health and community centre for Stonebridge Housing Action Trust. Alsop Architects asked to reduce costs.
Alsop Architects’ masterplan to regenerate Walsall canal area includes leather-clad hotel.
Will Alsop Lecture: Association for Small Towns in Scotland
3rd Annual Conference
Linlithgow, 29 Nov 2002
• Alsop Architects (Will Alsop) on their vision for Barnsley
• English Market Towns Association
• West Lothian 20/20 Vision Settlement
• Development Trust Association – Scotland & England
Forms to ASTIS, 11 Holm St, Carluke
ASTIS 3rd Annual Conference
Opening Remarks – Mike Russell MSP
Mary Mulligan MSP
Martin Blackwell Chief Executive – Action for Market Towns
Barnsley – David West, Alsop Architects
West Lothian – 20/20 Vision – New Settlement
Alsop Architects went into receivership late 2004 – renamed Alsop & Partners
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Duguld Stewart Monument
photo © Adrian Welch
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Mansfield Traquair Centre
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