Monthly Archives: June 2013

dRMM AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM - 27-06-2013

The Future is Here

dRMM are excited to be collaborating with the Design Museum on their major new exhibition – The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution.

The exhibition is being delivered in collaboration with the UK Technology Strategy Board and will focus on contemporary manufacturing innovations.

dRMM have worked closely with the Design Museum and graphic designers LucienneRoberts+ on the design and layout scheme for the exhibition. We look forward to exploring the Future come July.

For more information please read the Design Museum’s press release here. The exhibition will be open between 24 July – 3 November 2013.

Image © Kuka Robotics

ST ALBANS WINS RIBA NATIONAL AWARD 2013 - 13-06-2013

St Albans

dRMM are thrilled to have been awarded both a RIBA West Midlands Regional and a National Award for St Albans Academy, Birmingham.
The win comes as a great triumph for all involved as this was a project challenged by budgetary and procurement contraints. Initiated within the Birmingham BSFprogramme, and complicated by its eventual cancellation, the response demanded an economic yet inspiring design.
The RIBA National Award winners are made up from forty-three projects in the UK and nine from elsewhere in Europe. These will all be in the running for the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist which will be announced in July. Read more about St Albans Academy here.

FOUR DWELLINGS NAMED CIOB PROJECT OF THE YEAR - 10-06-2013

Four Dwellings Primary School (10)

dRMM’s Four Dwellings Primary School wins Education award and Project of the Year at the Built in Quality and Construction Excellence Awards 2013.

Last Friday Associate Director Michael Spooner attended the Chartered Institute of Building “Built in Quality and Construction Excellence Awards”http://www.ciob.org.uk/events/celebrating-construction-2013 with developers Lend Lease. Four Dwellings Primary School won the Best in Quality award for the Education category as well as the Project of the Year award in the Construction Excellence across all categories.

Four Dwellings Primary School is designed from the inside out focusing on the typical day of the student with a determination to extend learning both to internal informal learning zones as well as to the outdoors. The project was completed on site in September 2012. Read more about Four Dwellings here.

dRMM MAKES NLA SHORTLIST - 04-06-2013

NLA Shortlist 2013

dRMM has made it to the New London Architecture Awards shortlist for 2013.

Described as an award scheme which “recognise[s] the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital”, this year’s NLA awards includes a shortlist of 130 projects across 14 categories.

dRMM is in the running with residential projects Harper Square and Battersea Power Station Phase 1. The former project builds on the successful housing typology first employed in dRMM’s Wansey Street project, whilst the latter is the apartment building which defines the western edge of the Battersea Powerstation site.

The East Village masterplan, for which dRMM was responsible for the design of two gateway plots (N26), has also been shortlisted in the Masterplanning category.

The award winners will be announced on the 11th July 2013.