TAG member Stanhope Gate Architecture has won an invited competition to design a major residential scheme in the Quartier du-Parc in the Paris suburb of Serris, a new town in Seine-et-Marne.
The Project is a joint venture between French developer OTI and The Disney Corporation. Stanhope Gate Architecture will work with Paris based Estudio Hertenberger PCA who will act as executive Architects.
The scheme is set to provide 127 apartments in 7 buildings and 12 houses with a number of social housing units. The community of Serris which is part of the new town of Val d’Europe Marne-la-Valee is home to a number of high profile projects by well know Architects, such as Leon Krier, Pier Carlo Bontempi, Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel and Maurice Culot.
The Stanhope Gate masterplan for the site and the design of the buildings follow the principles of traditional urban design and the concept of villas in the park, whilst maintaining the dense urban grouping of the buildings to align with the aspirations of the town’s masterplan. The Architecture of the building is based on the 18th century picturesque tradition using the villa typology and its adaption to multifamily units.
Alireza Sagharchi, Principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture said: “The Serris project represents crystallisation of our practice’s philosophy in creation of human scale urban environments of streets and squares and blocks that form the core of the traditional city. We believe that the size and volume of the brief should not necessarily dictate the size of the built form. The use of the urban villa typology in the architecture of the buildings is seamlessly adaptable to the needs of integration of modern housing and affordable housing without denigration of the Architecture or Place.
The exhibition will be at RIBA HQ at 66 Portland Place and will run from 9 September 2015 – 9 January 2016. The exhibition is free.
Details are available in the flyer here
Work by TAG members, Julian Bicknell, Quinlan Terry and George Saumarez Smith, will be included in the exhibition.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a number of "Conversations" and TAG will tailor one such “conversation” event around TAG in which TAG will field speakers.
Details are available here.
There is a special box office for this TAG event here
Note that their are 40 tickets only that will free to TAG members for this TAG event. For this you will need a promotional code which will be circulated to TAG members separately, in a Members Newsletter.
First come, first serve!
Entries invited for the thirteenth annual Georgian Group Architectural Awards
These unique awards, covering the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, recognise excellence in the restoration of Georgian buildings. Awards are also given to the best new Classical building and to the best new building in a Georgian context.
The deadline for entries is Friday 30 October 2015. The Awards will be presented by The Duke of Wellington in central London on 16 December 2015.
Details of how to enter can be found at www.georgiangroup.org.uk
The categories for the 2015 Awards are:
The Georgian Group, founded in 1937, is the national charity for the protection of Georgian buildings, townscapes, monuments, parks and gardens. It has a statutory role in advising English and Welsh planning authorities on proposals to alter or demolish listed Georgian buildings. It handles around 6000 such applications every year.
Robert Bargery, Secretary, The Georgian Group: 020 7529 8920 or 07766 690720, firstname.lastname@example.org