Architecture and urban design firm Farrells has released new images of construction progress in Qianhai, a new business district in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The company designed One Excellence, a six-tower development nearing completion on the first plot land sold in Qianhai, which went to developer Excellence Group at auction in July 2013. One Excellence has been designed and delivered on a fast-track basis. The first phase, comprising two twin 178-metre towers at the eastern end of the site, was substantially completed in 2016.
Beijing South Railway Station, the Chinese capital’s massive high-speed rail terminus and winner of a 2009 RIBA International Award, turns 10 years old today. Unveiled a week ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing South was the largest rail station in Asia upon opening – eclipsing even Herzog and de Meuron’s “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium in size.
Thematic House, London, has this month been recognised by Historic England with the designation of Grade I Listed status.
Mount Davis Villa, an eco-friendly home in Pokfulam, Hong Kong, has been profiled in this month's issue of Gafencu magazine.
Farrells has unveiled new images of a conceptual new town called “Nam Tong” in eastern Hong Kong. In light of rising population and a scarcity of land, the Nam Tong proposal is intended as a means for Hong Kong to grow sustainably.
A pioneering investment partnership between developer Far East Consortium and Manchester City Council, the scheme will provide more than 10,000 new homes across northern Manchester over the next decade.
Kennedy Town Pool wins award for its architectural design.
Revisiting Postmodernism invites readers to see postmodernism in a new light: not just as a style, but as a cultural phenomenon which embraces all areas of life, and thrives on complexity and pluralism.
Sir Terry Farrell has issued a statement regarding the controversial plans to alter the base of the Sony Building (formerly the AT&T Building) in New York.
Sir Terry Farrell delivered a talk yesterday evening (26 October 2017) at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre to commemorate his receipt of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Gold Medal. This was the second of two lectures held to mark the occasion. The first was held at London’s Royal Institution on 16 October 2017.
A new scheme by Farrells for Dolphin Living comprising 29 apartments, 14 of which are affordable, completed in Gorleston Street, Hammersmith and Fulham.
The URBAN DIALOGUE architectural exhibition—previously shown in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai—was launched today (12 October 2017) at the URA Centre in Singapore. It will be open to the public, free of charge, until 15 November. It is presented by Farrells, the award-winning architects and urban designers currently designing the Singapore terminus of the high-speed railway to Kuala Lumpur, scheduled to open in 2026.
Farrells, together with Galliford Try Partnerships, has been appointed by Ealing Council to work on the regeneration of Perceval House, the council’s headquarters.
We are delighted to announce that Sir Terry Farrell has been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements as one of the world’s most influential architects, planners and urban designers. The Gold Medal is open to all classes of membership internationally and has only been awarded 14 times in the RTPI’s history. Past recipients have included such luminaries as Sir Patrick Abercrombie, Lewis Mumford, Sir Colin Buchanan CBE and Sir Peter Hall.
Farrells, the award winning British architect planners behind iconic structures such as Beijing South Railway Station, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, and Hong Kong’s Peak Tower, celebrate their 25th anniversary in China with URBAN DIALOGUE, a travelling architectural exhibition that offers an in-depth look inside the firm’s process and an understanding of an individual’s place in urban design. This event is open to the public free of charge. Exhibition runs from 8 July to 5 August, 2017 in the Bridge 8 Art Space, 1908 Granary, Huangpu District, Shanghai.
Farrells have won three architectural awards at two recent awards ceremonies. At the International Property Awards for the Asia-Pacific region, presented on 25 May in Bangkok, two Farrells projects garnered awards in the architectural category.
Farrells director Stefan Krummeck accepted the awards, commenting, “We are immensely proud of these projects – they are two of our most recognisable skyscrapers. KK100 was, until recently, the tallest tower in Shenzhen, one of China’s youngest and most dynamic cities.
“Likewise, Vattanac Capital is the tallest building in Phnom Penh. In both cases, we developed distinctive tower forms rooted in local culture – and worked hard to ensure that the buildings respected their urban surroundings, especially at ground level.”