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Lighting

by BDP

Architecture

Design

Engineering

Urbanism

Sustainability

Lighting

Acoustics


Creating Places

for People.

BDP designs and creates inspiring places for people. With over 800

architects, engineers, designers and masterplanners we work from

studios throughout the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Middle East,

India and China.

Founded in 1961, BDP is now one of the best known

interdisciplinary practices in the world and has won over 900

awards for design quality.

We collaborate with our clients to realise their aspirations, placing

the user at the heart of the design process to create places and

spaces that energise and nurture the people who use them.


“Innovative

and expert, we

deliver exciting

and beautiful

artificial lighting

schemes that

are seamlessly

Lighting at BDP delivers people centred designs.

Teamwork, conceptual integrity and sustainability

are central to our philosophy and methods.

The team consists of artists, product designers,

engineers, theatre designers and architects.

Every project benefits from this vibrant mix

of skills and backgrounds and internally we

operate as a design collective. Lighting design

has so many design and client interfaces that

profound interaction with all parties is essential.

Independence from any supplier allows us to

select the best solutions for the project. We

deliver the highest quality on time and in budget.

Experience is held in all the key fields of lighting

design. We are market leaders in retail, heritage,

leisure, education, libraries, workplace, public

realm, art and art galleries, exterior architecture,

environmental impact assessments and

daylight design.

As experts we deliver the most advanced and

appropriate solutions for our clients. We are

called on to contribute widely to professional

bodies. Through our publications, seminars and

events, we aim to educate and inspire.

integrated with

daylight.”


People Centred

Lighting

Human interaction with

architecture through

the medium of light is

central to our philosophy

and practice. We believe

in putting people at the

heart of lighting.

BDP has supported Maggie’s charity’s

night hikes since 2008, raising the

spirits of tired walkers with uplifting and

inspirational installations at some of

London’s most iconic buildings.

Projects include the top floor restaurant

at The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) lit to

emulate a starry night under a glass

dome and an installation in the inner

courtyard of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

An interactive lighting display at Roca

Gallery in Imperial Wharf continued the

balloon motive from the previous year’s

installation at Horse Guard’s Parade,

stimulating human interaction through

the power of light. At Chelsea Physic

Garden a selection of origami ‘wish

cranes’ created by Hiroshima victim

Sadako Sasaki were suspended from

a memorial tree.

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adigna consequi tatie min vel in velenim

quipiscipis ate digna faci et praessim

aliquat, veraessim.

A clear conceptual

approach communicated

well is the foundation of

any successful project.

FirstSite

We believe the design concept should be

formulated by rigorous intellectual analysis

of human concerns and how they interact

with their surrounding physical environment.

By understanding the value of design

proposals in these terms it facilitates the

task of communicating and implementing

that design concept.

In the event of value engineering or design

change, the cost and benefit of design

elements can be more easily evaluated. It

is through this methodology that we create

and implement world class designs.

St Nickolas is a unique apartment building

located on one of the oldest streets in Moscow,

a few steps from the Kremlin. We have designed

a discreet energy efficient LED lighting system to

accentuate the strong architectural lines of the

building, highlighting the baroque and classical

details with minimal intervention to the fabric of

the historic facade.

Conceptual

Integrity

Chester Cathedral

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St Nickolas

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Essex Business School

The first zero carbon business school

in the UK for the University of Essex

provides innovative social and office

space for student entrepreneurs,

promoting community and international

links. The three storey timber frame

building is conceived as a south facing

crescent shaped around a mature oak

tree on a sloping site, with offices and

teaching spaces wrapping around a

winter garden with an ETFE and timber

roof. With an emphasis on passive energy

reduction, daylight sensors maximise

the benefit of good daylight levels and

passive infra-red absence detection

removes the risk of surplus lighting in less

frequently occupied spaces.

The architectural brief was for no ceiling

mounted lighting. This was achieved by

integration and the application of task

based solutions. By concentrating light

to where it was required, combined with

control, estimated energy savings of

60% were achieved as well as delivering

a high quality and flexible solution.

Sustainability is rooted in

our humanist approach

and acknowledgement

of our impact on the

global community. Our

designs have to satisfy

the triple bottom line to be

sustainable environmentally,

socially and economically.

Truly

Sustainable

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Lighting


The architectural brief was for no ceiling

mounted lighting. This was achieved by

integration and the application of task

based solutions. By concentrating light

to where it was required, combined with

control, estimated energy savings of 60%

were achieved as well as delivering a high

quality and flexible solution.

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The Point is the first phase of the

world-class renaissance of Lancashire

County Cricket Club providing the

best 1,000 seat events venue in north

west England.

State of the art low energy LED

lighting and controls help the design

intelligently integrate both passive

and active environmental thinking to

provide a highly energy efficient and

sustainable operation. The ability of

the lighting design to contribute to

LCCC’s carbon reduction commitment

has set a precedent for all sports

venues around the world. The project

has gained gold certification from the

Green Business Tourism Scheme.

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The Art and

Science of Light

Lighting is a mixture of art

and science. Experience,

instinct and creativity are

essential components in

making inspiring spaces and

manipulating the ephemeral

medium that is light.

Our concepts are rigorously tested to ensure the

feasibility of our designs. We make sure that all

our projects work - beautifully.

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V&A Gallery, London

The brief was to create an exemplar

flexible modern exhibition space

which returned the splendour of the

original architecture and spectacular

dome, with conservation a primary

consideration. Working within the

rigorous classical geometries three 9m

rings were installed to house uplights

to the dome and provide spotlights

below using a flexible infrastructure

to suit any exhibit configuration whilst

enabling views to the dome above.

Every fixing needed to be invisible,

every radius discussed, cable routes

disguised and connections to the roof

immaculate. Extensive calculation,

modelling and trials were undertaken

to determine the decorative finishes

and the subtle variations of white light

deployed and demonstrate these

variances to a wide stakeholder set.

The contrasting 5000lux main

entrance with the 50lux limit of the

exhibition area required careful

management. Through the use of

sensitive dimming visitors’ eyes

are able to adapt imperceptibly to

the increasing darkness so that

the atmosphere remains fresh and

apparently bright at all times.

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Winner of a Lighting Design Award,

Trinity Leeds, a 1,000,000 sq ft retail

and leisure development has changed

the way the city functions by day into

night by creating an alluring destination

through the power of light.

The lighting design included all public

realm, exterior facade lighting, malls

and the exterior lighting of Trinity

Church with, at its heart, a stunning LED

installation to celebrate the spectacular

sweeping glass roof.

Discreetly detailed custom acrylic rods

internally illuminated with RGB LEDs

were mounted on the undulating roof

structure. Sophisticated, low energy

and easily maintainable, each can

be individually controlled to create

shimmering waves of light that illuminate

the roof. Light shows subtly develop

throughout the evening to create a

changing ambience, altering daily so

that shopping in Trinity is always a

different experience.

We continually test and

challenge the market,

closely following

emerging technologies.

Research and

development are core

activities.

Innovation and

Development

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Urban Renaissance

Brown Hart Gardens, London

People, plants and light were key to

The lighting used the ground

plane, integrated light into bespoke

ongoing relationship between BDP,

Grosvenor Estates and Westminster

the rejuvenation of a previously derelict

furniture and planters and significant

City Council, which includes the

public square over a listed substation.

architectural features to provide a safe

creation of a public realm handbook

The transformative qualities of light, when

harnessed with landscape and architecture

have the power to expel crime and create

harmonious social spaces.

A new stair and glazed platform lift

along with a cafe, which integrates

with the landscape, draw shoppers

and tourists towards a relaxing

contemplative environment away from

the nearby crowds of Oxford Street.

and atmospheric environment.

Winner of the Best New Public Space

at the London Planning Awards and

praised for its ingenuity and historical

sensitivity, the project continues the

and lighting masterplan for the Mayfair

and Belgravia Estates and a series of

projects which rejuvenate key streets

within the borough.

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The WIN Award judges commented:

“Having visited the pavilion there is some real

magic and craft in this scheme. It sits calmly

in the background until you realise it is actually

the showstopper, exactly what a lighting

scheme should do.”

“Warm, welcoming and stunning. Well

integrated lighting scheme revealing magic

by night. The environment created here is

absolutely beautiful.”

The Hive UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

The UK Pavilion is truly remarkable. A

successful collaboration between Wolfgang

Buttress and BDP that has resulted in a

plethora of international awards including a

Blueprint Award, Architectural Lighting Award,

WIN Award, Darc Award and the International

Prize for Best Pavilion Architecture, it responds

to the brief of feeding the world in a visceral

and experiential way that appeals to all ages

and cultures by immersing them in sound,

light, and touch. A collaboration between

landscape and art, it highlights the decline of

the world’s bee population and the importance

of pollination to the production of food.

The lighting outside the sculpture had a budget

of only £25,000 and yet needed to conform

to European standards for ambient and

emergency lighting. Additionally it needed to

support the aims and vision of Wolfgang. This

was achieved by integrating low cost LED into

architectural and landscape features. The light

was very warm to create a honey glow and

kept at below eye level to allow uninterrupted

views to the Hive.

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Attract and Retain

Attractively lit

environments can

generate income for

clients by increasing

customer flow and

extending the trading

day. Whether it is an

individual store or the

largest development in

Europe, we are able to

satisfy client needs.

Park Lane, Meadowhall, Sheffield,

one of only six super-regional shopping

centres in the UK, has been redesigned

using feature and functional lighting

elements to increase footfall, customer

retention and per capita spend within an

enhanced retail environment. The roof

structure is uplit via continuous RGBW

luminaires, providing a fully programmable

and flexible backdrop running along the

entire length of the mall and onto the two

main domes.

Eight chandelier sculptures create a

stunning centrepiece, adding accent,

sparkle and contrast. From a distance

they appear as intricately detailed lighting

blocks and from close up they look like

spiralling, falling leaves.

The success of the renovation of Park

Lane has led to the wider refurbishment

of the Meadowhall Centre and plans for a

future extension. The project was Highly

Commended in the Best Decorative Lighting

Installation Category at the Darc Awards.

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Cardiff St David’s

A scheme to transform the southern end

of Cardiff and give a previously underused

area a new lease of life creates

attractive and safe public spaces for

people to enjoy, a new public library,

residential accommodation and a

contemporary retail provision. Cardiff

is famous for its Victorian arcades and

the heart of the development was the

creation of a 21st century arcade, with

ancillary cross arcades and bridge

connections to a refurbished centre and

the new John Lewis Partnership store.

The project was a finalist in the National

Lighting Design Awards and won the

Supreme Gold Award from the British

Council of Shopping Centres.

“The BDP team were always trying to

innovate and push the boundaries in a

creative sense.”

Andrew Dudley, Director of Project

Management, Land Securities

The lighting not only provides a night

time draw and identity, it has also

been essential in extending the trading

day until midnight. A key example is

the light locked food zone where the

illuminated ceiling imitates natural light

during the day and changes to support

a sophisticated fine dining experience at

night. Annual footfall is now 38 million.

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Masterplanning

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The Liverpool ONE development has

transformed and revitalised Liverpool’s

city centre.

Involved from the outset, we were able

to implement a lighting masterplan that

seamlessly links the myriad buildings

and public realm areas of the entire 42

acre site. With 36 new buildings and

26 different architects involved in the

development, the lighting played an

integral role in pulling the whole scheme

together to create a visually stimulating

night time environment.

The lighting masterplan connects the

development area extending from the

Mersey to the city centre. Character

zones or quarters are created, each

with its own specific identity, function

and architectural features. The lighting

scheme worked to highlight specific

nodal points and key architectural

facades in these different quarters.


The Power

of Daylight

Daylight is the source of energy

that drives the growth and

activity of all living things. It

is essential to sustaining life

by deterring diseases as well

as maintaining our biological

rhythms and hormonal cycles.

The provision of shelter

and natural light has been

the fundamental element of

architecture throughout history.

When lighting typically accounts for

a third of a building’s CO 2

emissions,

maximising daylight and minimising

glare is crucial. We have the resources

and experience to fully model projects

and this enables us to predict and

communicate the behaviour of light in

the building – crucial to obtaining the

BREEAM and LEED credits, as well

as sometimes revealing surprising

opportunities. The most crucial

architectural decisions can be made

at the earliest stages when massing

and orientation are determined.

The Enterprise Centre is the

University of East Anglia’s newest,

Britain’s greenest and one of the most

sustainable buildings in Europe. The

building achieved BREEAM Outstanding

with a score of 90.8%, and is also

Passivhaus standard. Located at the

gateway to the campus, this groundbreaking

building is the region’s hub

for entrepreneurs, innovators and

businesses that are committed to

building a low carbon future.

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Climate Based

The analysis of daylight is changing for

the better. Climate based, hour-by-hour,

computer simulations are now central to

our advice. Whilst the techniques are in

We can engage at any stage of a project.

• Site planning, assisting with massing,

orientation, neighbouring impact and

overshadowing.

The benefits to the client and wider

design team are an optimised design

that minimises carbon and maximises

user comfort, health and wellbeing. The

their infancy, BDP is at the forefront of

• Crafting building form.

ultimate aim is a collaboration to create

professional thinking. CBDM provides far

• Facade design including the

inspiring, and effective buildings.

Daylight Modelling

greater detail about light distribution and

intensity and uses real climate data to

calculate useable daylight expressed in

coordination of fenestration, shading

and internal view.

• Space planning and interior design

more familiar and useful ways.

to maximise the beneficial human

impact.

• Integration with artificial lighting and

lighting control.

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At the Royal Alexandra Children’s

Hospital in Brighton the daylight and

artificial design scheme took into account

the latest research findings to develop

unique features that contribute towards

the healing process.

Daylight was maximised to both the

atrium and the ward spaces and artificial

lighting included the UK’s first dawn

simulation system in a hospital ward.

In all spaces extensive effort has gone

into making the lighting as natural and

comfortable as possible. The transition

from daylit space to artificially lit space

is smooth and light is reflected off

the architectural surfaces to give the

perception of brightness to all areas.

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SPACE CREATE EDUCATE

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FirstSite, Colchester

We provided artificial and daylight

design for a new build contemporary

visual arts complex in Colchester by

the award-winning architect Rafael

Viñoly. The crescent-shaped building

is wrapped in a unique gold coloured

copper-aluminium alloy creating a

dramatic presence which hopes to draw

in the crowds. The wow factor continues

inside, with a double-height entrance

foyer that is flooded with daylight.

Viñoly is well known for manipulating

natural light magnificently within his

buildings and, as daylight consultants,

we were able to help analyse and sculpt

the building in response to the natural

lighting needs.

With ample north light to exhibits,

sunlight is excluded by the building

form except where desired. Fenestration

is placed to maximise views to and

connections with the surrounding

landscape. There was no need for

additional shielding or brise soleil.

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Human

Performance

Light has a

fundamental and

demonstrable

role to play

in enhancing

productivity and

performance in

the workplace.

Atrium is the largest lighting showroom

in London, designed to host events

and to appeal to architects, interior

designers and lighting consultants

whilst providing flexibility to incorporate

future products.

Areas were created which display

and celebrate the various capabilities

and aesthetics of the lighting in the

contexts of office, exhibition, bar/

kitchen, seminar room, meeting rooms

and lighting workshop. A dramatically

lit, sculptural stair guides visitors from

the ground floor to the showroom where

exposed concrete walls and columns

were retained to contrast with the finely

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engineered lighting products.


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7 More London is the first building in

London, and first major office in the UK,

to be awarded the new elite standard

for BREEAM Outstanding with energy

performance providing an over 70%

improvement on building regulations.

The 48,000m 2 building has 4,500

workstations, catering for 6,300 staff

whilst delivering exemplary standards in

sustainable building design. The intimate,

bespoke approach to the lighting results

in an elegant, boutique style feel in a

traditional corporate environment, allowing

for flexibility and personal control.

A forerunner in the use of LED technology,

35% of the luminaires are LED, the rest are

fluorescent, setting a precedent for future

lighting solutions in the workplace sector.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society,

London. A tired 1980s office building

has been transformed into an attractive

new headquarters for the Royal

Pharmaceutical Society. The facade

showcases the work of the society,

promotes health and forms an open,

accessible and inviting addition to the

local community.

The conversion includes the creation

of a new atrium space from an existing

light well at the centre of the building

and the remodeling of the ground and

fourth floors into a museum, conference

and gathering space for staff, members

and visitors. The atrium visually

connects all the activities of the building

and a feature staircase climbs from the

library at ground floor encouraging staff

integration and improving circulation

around the new heart of the building.

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Preserving

our Heritage

Striking yet sensitive application of

internal and external lighting to our

historic buildings and monuments

can enhance key architectural

elements and bring them to life.

Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central

Reference Library

The major refurbishment of two Grade II* listed

buildings, the Town Hall Extension and Central

Reference Library has a focus on centralised energy

generation and safe, resilient and adaptable building

services. Heritage luminaires were refurbished where

possible to maintain the character of the building and

provide new energy efficient lighting systems.

The Central Reference Library, the largest and most

popular library in Manchester, incorporating archives,

exhibition space and a historic film collection has

achieved BREEAM Excellent, a rare achievement for a

listed building of this scale.

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The project was Highly Commended at the Lux

Awards and received a RICS Regional Award, British

Council for Offices Regional Award and was voted

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Building

of the Year.


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The Royal Albert Hall is one of the

most recognisable buildings in London

and one of the major challenges of

the project was the issue of planning

and sensitivity. The building itself is

a cultural icon and heritage issues

were of utmost importance which

meant close liaison with the planners

and English Heritage. Additionally the

new South Porch is surrounded by

residential buildings and this requires

the lighting to be designed with light

pollution as a key factor.

The lighting team was responsible

for the design of new lighting to

refurbished areas and to the building

itself, ensuring that the public view

of the building maintained the Royal

Albert Hall’s prominence as a major

London landmark.

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Awards

LIGHTING DESIGN AWARD

• 2015 Atrium Showroom and Office

(Highly Commended)

• 2015 Manchester Central Library

(Finalist)

• 2014 Trinity, Leeds (Large Retail)

• 2014 Edinburgh International

Conference Centre, Edinburgh

(Lighting for Leisure)

• 2014 Mark Ridler, Lighting Director

(Lighting Designer of the Year)

• 2013 V&A Fashion Gallery (Finalist

Public Buildings)

• 2012 7 More London,

PricewaterhouseCoopers, London

(Low Carbon category)

• 2011 The Point, Old Trafford,

Manchester (Lighting for Leisure

Category)

• 2010 St David’s (Finalist Retail)

• 2010 Senate House (Finalist Heritage)

• 2009 Liverpool One (Finalist Retail/

Entertainment)

• 2008 Guerrilla Lighting, Manchester and

London (Special Projects Category)

• 2007 The Saltire Centre, Glasgow

Caledonian University (Workplace

Category)

• 2006 Princesshay (Special Projects

Category: Winner)

• 2006 National Gallery (Finalist Public

Buildings)

• 2005 Napier University Business School

(Finalist Workplace)

• 2004 The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne

(Leisure category)

• 2004 Limerick Council Offices, Limerick

(Workplace Category, BDP designed the

uplighter luminaire)

• 2003 Whitehaven Harbour, Whitehaven,

Cumbria (Transport Category)

• 2003 St Peter and St Paul, Exton (Small

Project Category)

• 2003 Job Centre Plus, (Workplace

Category: Highly Commended)

• 2000 NikeTown, London (Distinction)

• 2000 The Mall, Cribbs Causeway,

Bristol (Distinction)

• 2000 Halifax Plc Headquarters,

Halifax (Commended)

• 1998 Brent Cross Shopping Centre,

Hendon, London (Commendation)

• 1998 Halifax plc, coffee shop and

restaurant refurbishment, Halifax,

West Yorkshire (Commendation)

• 1998 University of Sunderland, School

of Computing and Information Systems,

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (Special

Award)

• 1996 National Westminster Bank -

Deansgate, Bolton, Greater Manchester

(Highly Recommended)

• 1996 NATS En-Route Control Centre,

Swanwick, Hampshire (Internal Lighting

- Commendation)

• 1996 NATS En-Route Control Centre,

Swanwick, Hampshire (External Lighting,

Commendation)

• 1994 The Bentall Centre, Kingston upon

Thames, Surrey (Winner, Commercial

Category)

• 1994 Splash Leisure Pool, Dunbar,

Lothian (Winner Leisure Category)

INTERNATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING

DESIGNERS AWARD

• 2006 The Almshouses, Princesshay,

Exeter (Award of Merit)

AL AWARD

• 2015 UK Pavilion (Commendable

Achievement)

STIRLING PRIZE

• 2009 Liverpool One Masterplan,

Liverpool (Shortlist)

• 2002 Hampden Gurney School,

Marylebone, London (Shortlist)

FX AWARD

• 2015 UK Pavilion

• 2014 Atrium Showroom and Office

(Finalist)

• 2013 EICC (Finalist)

• 2013 Trinity, Leeds (Finalist)

• 2012 The Point (Finalist)

• 2007 Deloitte Headquarters, Manchester

(Highly Commended)

LUX AWARD

• 2015 Manchester Town Hall (Highly

Commended)

• 2015 Atrium Office and Showroom

(Highly Commended)

CIVIC TRUST AWARD

• 2014 Creative Arts Building, City College

Norwich

• 2013 Mount Street, London

• 2012 City Campus, University of Wales

Newport

• 2010 Liverpool One, Liverpool

(Special Award for Sustainability)

• 2009 Royal Alexandra Children’s

Hospital, Brighton

• 2009 Westminster Academy, London

• 2008 Cornmill Gardens, Lewisham,

London

• 2004 Hampden Gurney School,

Marylebone London

• 2004 Piccadilly Station, Manchester

• 2004 Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

• 2002 Royal Opera House, London

(Dixon Jones BDP)

• 2000 Neptune Court National Maritime

Museum, Greenwich

CIVIC TRUST

COMMENDATION

• 2013 Richard Rose Morton Academy,

Cumbria

• 2011 Highbury Grove & Samuel Rhodes

School, Islington, London

• 2010 Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds

• 2009 Debenhams, Liverpool One, Liverpool

(Groupe 6 architects with BDP)

• 2008 Abito Apartments, Greengate, Salford

• 2008 The Saltire Centre, Glasgow

Caledonian University

• 2004 Royal Albert Hall, London

• 2003 Bournemouth Central Library,

Bournemouth

• 2002 Glasgow Science Centre,

Glasgow, Scotland

RIBA AWARD

• 2012 Richard Rose Morton Academy,

Carlisle (North West Regional Award)

• 2011 City Campus, University of Wales

Newport

• 2011 Heslington East Campus, University

of York

• 2010 Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff

• 2009 Liverpool One Masterplan, Liverpool

(Shortlist for Stirling Prize)

• 2009 BDP Manchester Studio, Manchester

• 2008 Abito Apartments, Greengate, Salford

• 2007 Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate

(RIBA National Award)

• 2007 Devonshire School, Blackpool

• 2006 The Saltire Centre, Glasgow

Caledonian University

• 2003 Piccadilly Station, Manchester

• 2002 Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow,

Scotland

• 2002 Hampden Gurney School,

Marylebone, London (Shortlist for

Stirling Prize)

• 2002 Fingal County Hall, Swords,

Near Dublin

• 2002 Said Business School, University

of Oxford, Oxford

• 2000 Marks & Spencer Store, Manchester

• 2000 Royal Opera House, London (Dixon

Jones BDP)

WORLD INTERIORS NEWS

AWARD

• 2015 UK Pavilion

PHOTOGRAPHERS

David Barbour

Sanna Fisher-Payne

Dennis Gilbert

Gareth Gardner

Hufton+Crow

David Thrower, Redshift Photography

Front cover image: Thomas More

Square, London. Philip Vile

Back cover image: Edinburgh

International Conference Centre

extension. David Barbour


Lighting

by BDP

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