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Dubai Creek Footbridge ground level view

Another bridge collaboration with IJP Architects

Dubai Creek Footbridge
03/04/2020

After working with IJP Architects on the Henderson Waves Footbridge, completed in 2009, we have once again partnered to deliver a new footbridge in Dubai, UAE, for our client Emaar.

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New project for our regional Manchester office

Liverpool School of Architecture
University of Liverpool School of Architecture - render
02/04/2020

Our Manchester office has another new project under their belt. We’re working alongside architects O’Donnell + Tuomey on a new extension for the University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture.

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Inspiring through education and LEGO

British Science Week
09/03/2020

For #BritishScienceWeek 2020 we invited local school children into our London office for a workshop to learn basic engineering techniques and principles using LEGO bricks.

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Great Ormond Street - charity stair climb

GOSH Walkie Talkie stair climb

Charity
05/03/2020

On 2020’s leap year day, Saturday 29th  Feb, a group of brave (and slightly hung-over) AKTers made their way to 20 Fenchurch Street to climb 40 storeys worth of stairs to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

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Hanif Kara at Design Indaba

Design Indaba 2020
Design Indaba 2020
25/02/2020

For 25 years, Design Indaba has raised debate on design, empowered new practices and brought to attention raw talent. In this special anniversary year, we are so humbled by the invitation to join the event for debate discussion and take part in such an event that looks at the future. AKT II’s cofounder and design director Hanif Kara heads to Cape Town to speak at the international design conference.

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The NIC releases ‘Design Principles’

National Infrastructure Commission
National Infrastructure Commission Design Principles
06/02/2020

The NIC’s expert Design Group has developed the UK’s first-ever Design Principles. Hanif Kara, cofounder and Design Director at AKT II and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at GSD Harvard, is part of the design group and worked on developing the Design Principles with the group.

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