The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition has returned for 2021, with Sir David Adjaye RA curating this year’s Architecture Room, in the theme of ‘climate and geography’. AKT II has helped to design five of the exhibited projects.
AKT II are supporting ECF, CBRE, Jon Matthews Architects, Hilson Moran and Abacus to revitalise St Helens town centre, with a new park area, hotel and flexible commercial Grade A office space.
AKT II is working with Zaha Hadid Architects and SWECO on PrismArch – a virtual-reality aided collaboration that blends cross-disciplinary aspects of architecture in a multi-simulation environment.
AKT II is collaborating with Kadans Science Partner on their recent acquisition; Merlin Place in Cambridge, which is located opposite the entrance to Cambridge Science Park.
Town House, Kingston University has won this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize – the UK’s most prestigious architecture award.
Plans have been approved to refurbish and remodel Debenham’s former flagship department store on London’s bustling Oxford Street and revitalise it into a retail and office space.
National Museums Liverpool (NML) has announced the winners of the Waterfront Transformation Project: Canning Dock competition.
Design Directors Rob Partidge and Edoardo Tibuzzi have been appointed as members of the NLA’s Expert Panel for Innovation Districts and Built Environment Technology. They both will be joined by Marta Galinanes Garcia and a leading expert panel who will advise and formulate on the NLA’s core programmes.
The artwork was built and designed by artist Joseph Williams and his Bamboology team, with engineering from AKT II.
In light of Open House Families, AKT II’s engineers took part in this year’s event in Jubilee Park, London.
In line with Native Land’s vision, this entire 130,000-square-metre development, in central London, will be net-zero-carbon in operation.
EDGE London Bridge has been given the green light by Southwark Council’s planning committee.
A team, led by MACE, includes AKT II, DB Group, William Hare Group, Oranmore Precast, Converge and UCL, and has currently finished the design phase of an ultra-low-carbon structural system making net-zero carbon structures deliverable.
The Beacon: A Vanished Sea for Climate Art, an interdisciplinary public art platform focused on climate change has opened in Rye, Sussex.
We are proud as a practice to have achieved such positive results from the independent ‘Great Place To Work’ survey for 2021.
As a diverse and inclusive workplace, AKT II recognises the importance of raising awareness and support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Innovate UK is all about supporting original ideas to flourish. AKT II’s bioclimatic team has received a grant from the UK’s innovation agency, for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
Huntingdon Estate in Shoreditch has been given the green light by Tower Hamlets’ planning committee.
AKT II Design Engineer, Jacob Batkin has been selected to be part of a Council of 12 Young Ambassadors.
Hanif Kara, Raj Takhar and Manoj Gihwala have joined the Design Council across an array of new roles.
A memorial to Cherry Croce has been revealed at Windrush Square, 35 years after her shooting that sparked the Brixton Riot of 1985.
As a practice, everything we do is concerned with design. Today, our practice has become carbon neutral.
Plans for Oxford North, a new global life sciences district has been approved by Oxford City Council.
100 Liverpool Street has become the first net-zero building in British Land’s portfolio.
We are pleased to have four of our projects recognised at this year’s 2021 Civic Trust Awards.
Plans have been given the green light from Camden Council’s planning committee for Belgrove House and Acorn House for our client Precis Advisory with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
We are pleased to announce that we are part of the team delivering the UK’s latest green infrastructure project. Camden Highline will repurpose a disused, three-quarter-mile railway viaduct in Camden, London. We’re working on the team led by James Corner Field Operations, the firm behind South Park at Q.E. Olympic Park and New York High Line, in collaboration with vPPR Architects.
2021 marks a landmark year for us as a practice as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. As we begin the march into the future with optimism, we have also reached an individual milestone for one of our founding triumvirate, Robin Adams, who will be stepping back from his day-to-day engagement with AKT II and from his COO role across the Tyréns UK Group.
Plot C within the Canada Water masterplan, designed by Allies and Morrison, will be among the first projects in the UK to use Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) on the permanent work’s structure, saving 240 tons of carbon emissions. Alongside British Land, Keltbray and Merlango, we have been working to deliver this project within BL’s new Canada Water Masterplan.
We’re thrilled to be part of the team that is designing an international airport in India. The team, consisting of AKT II alongside Nordic – Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP, were selected by Zurich Airport International after a concession agreement with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.