GOOD MORNING ANTARCTICA
19 November 2014
Hugh Broughton has joined Polar explorer Ben Saunders, writer Meredith Hooper and scientist Jonathan Bamber at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead. The theme for the panel discussion, held in front of a live audience, was 'Antarctica: Testing Grounds for the Human Species'. You can listen to the podcast here
NEWS FROM A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY...
3 October 2014
HBA's competition entry for the new SciFi Preview Museum in Washington DC (USA) has been recognized with inclusion in the 'Top 10 Jury Selection' and awarded the honour of 'Highest ranked international submission'.
BLUEPRINT AWARDS 2014
2 October 2014
Halley VI has been shortlisted in the 'Best Sustainable Project or Product' category at the Blueprint Awards 2014. Winners will be announced at an awards party on the evening of 14 October in Shoreditch, East London. Check out the shortlist here
WELBECK GALLERY TAKING SHAPE
29 September 2014
The new gallery for the Portland Collection at Welbeck Abbey (Nottinghamshire) is well under way. The steel frame has been completed and carpentry work has now started. The new gallery will open to the public at the end of 2015.
12 June 2014
Models of Halley VI Antarctic Research Station are on display in The Antarctic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition has been widely praised in the international press with The Telegraph highlighting our prominent role in the development of a new Antarctic Architecture: 'Hugh Broughton’s recent research station in the Antarctic captured the imagination of the architecture industry, gaining him great acclaim and it now seems he has paved the way for a series of fascinating interventions into this isolated environment.'
SUCCESS IN THE USA
19 May 2014
HBA have received world class accolades at two major events in New York. At the Architizer A Awards, the Oscars of Architecture, we won the prestigious Art and Science Award with the judges citing our "finesse with designing both for research and living". Whilst at Engineering News Record's Global Best Projects Awards, Halley VI was crowned Best Education and Research Project and overall Global Project of the Year.
HALLEY GETS AN A
4 April 2014
HBA's Halley VI has won both the public and jury votes in the prestigious Architizer A Awards as best Higher Education and Research Project. The awards will be presented at a gala event in New York on 15 May. The project has also been immortalised with a fantastic lego reproduction created by artist Warren Elsmore.
12 March 2014
HBA were double winners at the Civic Trust Awards held in Blackpool on 7 March winning both a Civic Trust Award and the Special Award for Sustainability for Halley VI, which was described as 'a major step forward in the evolution of British Polar Stations' and 'an exemplar'.
VOTE FOR HALLEY!
10 March 2014
Halley VI has been selected as a finalist in the 'Higher Education Institutions & Research Facilities' at the Architizer A Awards. Please help us win the public vote at Architizer Public Vote
14 January 2014
A new £2 coin has been released on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory featuring Halley VI Antarctic Research Station. The design features Halley VI underneath the Aurora Australis while the obverse carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver.
According to Building Design, Halley is one of only a tiny handful of buildings ever commemorated on coins, the others being the pagoda at Kew Gardens and St Paul's Cathedral.
A YEAR TO REMEMBER!
19 December 2013
With 9 national design awards won for our work in the year and a string of exciting projects lined up to start on site, at HBA we see out the old year and welcome in the new with a spring in our step. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
10 October 2013
Halley VI Antarctic Research Station has won the British Construction Industry International Award. The judges commented that “The creation of this building in one of the most hostile and difficult environments on planet Earth was a triumph for integrated, cohesive team working of the very highest order.”
ANOTHER HAT TRICK!
11 September 2013
HBA have won three AJ Retrofit Awards for our work at Maidstone Museum; Best Heritage Project; Best Cultural Project; and 'Best Retrofit of the Year'. The judges described the work as 'simply superb'.
ICE LAB EXHIBITION
28 July 2013
HBA's work is on show at the fantastic Ice Lab: Architecture and Science in Antarctica exhibition curated by Arts Catalyst for the British Council at Architecture and Design Scotland at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. Alongside the exhibition Hugh was interviewed on Radio 4's Inside Science when he explained the design of Halley VI. Hugh will give a public lecture at the Lighthouse on 5 September. To book your place please follow this link
HALLEY HAT TRICK!
4 July 2013
Halley VI has had an exciting month on the awards circuit. The project has won a prestigious RIBA International Award for Architecture. The base has also been shortlisted in the BCI Awards International Category and in the Higher Education / Research Category of the World Architecture Festival Awards, which recognise the best buildings from around the world. Winners of the WAF Awards will be announced following presentations to a jury in Singapore in October.
14 June 2013
Planning consent has been granted for the new art gallery designed by our practice on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. The new building will house fine and decorative arts from the Portland Collections. We won the project in an invited competition in 2012.
HBA WIN AIA UK EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARD 2013
12 May 2013
Halley VI has won a prestigious AIA UK Chapter Award for Excellence in Design. Jury chair, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, explained that the project received the unanimous backing of the jury and praised the interior design and the innovative solutions to overcoming the extreme climate. Further information on the AIA UK website
DESIGN ON THE EDGE
11 April 2013
Hugh Broughton has been invited to talk at the 'Design on the Edge' session of the May Design Series. The event will take place on Monday 20 May 2013 at Excel London. Watch the preview video here
26 March 2013
Hugh Broughton has been talking to Jan Potrowski, online Science & Technology editor for The Economist, about some of the concepts behind the extraordinary Halley VI Antarctic Research Station. Watch the interview here
HALLEY VI OFFICIALLY OPENED
5 February 2013
Halley VI Antarctic Research Station has been officially launched today by the UK Minister for Science David Willetts who described the project as 'a triumph of British design'. The station will feature in the Government's GREAT Campaign as a showcase of great british innovation.
HOME AND AWAY
31 January 2013
HBA have made the final shortlist in the competition for a major redevelopment of the Garden Museum in London. Five firms will be interviewed in March. We have also been included in the longlist for the Nobel Center in Stockholm which is destined to be one of the most significant international design competitions of the year.
5 December 2012
HBA have won the International Breakthrough Architect of the Year Award 2012, given in recognition of the British practice that has shown the most courage and imagination in opening up work in an international market. The judges recognised that we had 'engaged with the specific issues of the place rather than exporting a British architecture abroad'.
4 December 2012
HBA's director Adam Knight has been talking to the BBC's Inside Out programme on the proposed long term replacement of Hammersmith's flyover with a tunnel. Catch a glimpse of the programme at BBC Inside Out
ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2012
27 September 2012
Hugh Broughton Architects have been shortlisted for the BD Architect of the Year Award 2012 in the International Breakthrough Category, in recognition of our projects in polar regions designed for the UK, USA, Spain, Korea and India. The awards are the UK’s only architectural prize offered in recognition of a body of work. Winners will be announced on December 4th.
WE NEED YOU!
24 August 2012
Maidstone Museum East Wing has been nominated for the Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2012 - vote for us at The British Design Awards
19 July 2012
A short video showing one of the first Aurora displays ever recorded at Halley VI is now online. Watch the cool video here
MAIDSTONE MUSEUM SCOOPS DESIGN AWARD
25 June 2012
Maidstone Museum East Wing has won a RIBA Downland Award for Architecture 2012 . The East Wing has also been shortlisted in the 'Refurbishment of the Year' category at the LEAF (Leading European Architects' Forum) Awards 2012, with results announced in September.
60 NOT OUT
6 June 2012
The most southerly Britons on the planet celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the new Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, designed by HBA, with a game of cricket played in a 35 knot wind and at –45 degrees centigrade. After the match teams took tea and cake in the space age red module. Jolly good show!
2 May 2012
Hugh recently attended the International Polar Year conference in Montreal. Speaking alongside 'Frozen Planet' assistant producer, Liz White, he explained his approach to polar architecture to the UK High Commission at a special reception to mark Britain's work in cold regions. Catch Hugh's interview on YouTube
30 April 2012
HBA have completed a sensitive restoration and upgrade of the public facilities at the Royal Society of Chemistry in Burlington House. Read more about the project at Royal Society of Chemistry
23 March 2012
Maidstone Museum East Wing, designed by HBA, will be officially opened on Friday 23 March 2012 by Helen Grant MP. For all press enquiries please contact Claire Curtice Publicists
19 March 2012
Following Hugh's return from his latest journey to Antarctica, Building Design are publishing a blog to follow Hugh's adventures at The Antarctic Blog
LIFE IN THE FREEZER
8 March 2012
Hugh has returned from visiting Halley VI Antarctic Research Station. The base, designed by HBA and AECOM and constructed by Galliford Try, is now fully operational with a winter crew of 14. It will be formally opened in 2013.
5 March 2012
Following a hotly contested competition, HBA have been appointed to design a new gallery for the Portland Collections at Welbeck Abbey, the Nottinghamshire seat of the Dukes of Portland.
3 February 2012
On 16 February Hugh will set out on the journey of a lifetime (for the second time!) to visit Halley Research Station in Antarctica. Last time he went to visit Halley V, the old British Antarctic Survey station, but this time it will be to visit Halley VI, the ground breaking new station designed by HBA and AECOM. It promises to be an exciting and emotional journey.
TAKE A PEEK
9 November 2011
Maidstone Museum's East Wing, designed by HBA, has opened to the public in the first stage of a phased programme which will see all galleries unveiled by March 2012. The new East Wing has already featured on BBC News and ITV News.
MODULES IN WHITE COATS
8 September 2011
As the northern hemisphere gently slips towards autumn, in the deep south Halley VI Antarctic Research Station is emerging out of winter darkness. Its still pretty cold though so the modules are wearing a white coat of winter hoar frost, which will disappear in November when the fit out continues.
LE TOUR 2011
17 August 2011
Staff at HBA have enjoyed a summer outing riding Boris bikes to Peter Zumthor's Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park followed by tapas and rose wine in South Kensington!
HBA ON TWITTER
1 August 2011
Keep up to speed with HBA's latest news, wins and other exciting developments on our Twitter webpage. You can follow us at https://www.twitter.com/hba_london
22 July 2011
HBA have been appointed to develop a strategy for the Henry Moore Foundation's estate at Perry Green in Hertfordshire. Our work will provide solutions to the storage of sculptures and works on paper, preservation of the artist's archives and visitor access and facilities. The first project for the Foundation will be completed later in the year.
14 May 2011
Following another successful construction season in Antarctica, all the modules at Halley VI have been linked together on site and raised on their hydraulic legs to withstand the harsh winter. Fit out will be completed next year and the station will be formally opened in 2013.
CHEERS FROM HBA
17 March 2011
HBA have completed the refurbishment of The Queen’s Head on Theobald’s Road in London. The project has created six high quality apartments with a new feature stair within the envelope of a nineteenth century pub close to Lincoln’s Inn. The pub will soon re-open as Coco Momo bar and brasserie.
SEALED WITH A LOVING KISS
14 February 2011
The Halley VI modules have shared their first kiss in public. The operation to link two modules for the first time is a significant milestone in the project development. In the next few weeks the entire station will be linked together to bring to a successful conclusion the 2010/11 construction season.
15 January 2011
HBA's design for the expansion of Delifrance's industrial bakery in west London has been granted planning consent by the London Borough of Ealing. The scheme will add more than 7,000 sqm to the bakery and includes an elegant new entrance which combines white steel cladding, translucent panels and glass. Work starts on site in the spring and will complete in 2012.
GOING FOR GOLD
20 December 2010
The installation of the eye catching gold copper shingles at Maidstone Museum has recently started on site. The major reorganisation of the Museum's East Wing, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2011.
12 November 2010
A South Korean – British consortium comprising Samsung Construction, Samoo, Galliford Try International and HBA have unveiled exciting proposals for a new Antarctic Research Station on Terra Nova Bay for the Korean Polar Research Institute. The $70m research centre will have to withstand temperatures as low as –35 deg C and winds in excess of 150 kph.
6 October 2010
Following a a competitive interview process, Hugh Broughton Architects have been appointed to develop the second phase of the Chemistry Centre at the Royal Society of Chemistry. The project will create a state of the art reception area and presentation facilities within the Grade 2* listed headquarters at Burlington House, Piccadilly.
A QUALITY PRACTICE
22 September 2010
At HBA we aim to offer outstanding design services to our clients. In line with this committment we are very pleased to announce that the company has achieved ISO9001 accreditation.
CUTTING EDGE DESIGN
4 August 2010
The new reception area for the Royal College of Surgeons is now on site. The design includes a striking backlit hand carved glass backdrop to a marble and stainless steel reception desk. The work will be completed in September 2010.
HBA AT SHANGHAI EXPO 2010
5 July 2010
Hugh Broughton Architects have been invited to join the RIBA’s Trade mission at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Hugh will be in Shanghai from 19 until 23 July showcasing the practice’s work to potential clients and investors.
15 June 2010
Hugh Broughton will be in Barcelona from 12 until 14 July to present his latest paper ‘Antarctic Research Stations: Parallels for Interplanetary Design’ at the 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems.
6 June 2010
The model of a science module, designed by HBA for the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, has been selected for show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, which runs from 14 June until 22 August.