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Founded in 1955 and currently employing around 1,700 staff in 23 offices globally, HOK is one of the largest, most diverse and acclaimed architectural design firms in the world. HOK is international capability derives from investment in fully-resourced operational centres in each of its offices. Integrated with the expertise of some of the world’s top specialists by discipline and sector, these are all linked by state-of-the-art computing technology. Specialist expertise to respond to London’s challenges The sheer range of HOK’s work in London - Canary Wharf, Whitehall, the Francis Crick Institute, Natural History Museum, BBC - reflects the degree to which HOK has become rooted in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Our approach to design excellence is exemplified through the work of our London office, creating solutions that respond to the city’s greatest challenges. With specialists in Healthcare, Education, Residential, Commercial, Sport + Entertainment, Science + Technology, Heritage + Conservation, Mixed-Use, Workplace, Masterplanning, and Transportation, our team offers a diverse range of services for developments of all typologies and scales across London.

Connected and collaborative Our design solutions result from a collaborative process. We act as a trusted advisor, seeking to understand each client's unique needs and connect planning and design services across sectors to see the 'big picture'. We help our clients to innovate, encouraging multi-disciplinary professional teams to share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment together. A sustainable focus Sustainability is intrinsic to every HOK project, with a focus on preserving natural resources and celebrating sustainable values. HOK’s ‘Six Steps to Integrated Sustainable Design’ process forms part of our internal Sustainability Analysis Tool-Kit, which is utilised in all of our projects. Design and delivery excellence Our team is passionate about design excellence. Our most recent award winning scheme, the Francis Crick Institute, was awarded London First’s Future Award for a ‘visionary regeneration or development which reinforces London’s competitiveness in the long term’. Completed on time and budget, this development is a prime example of HOK’s ability to provide significant architectural interventions that ensure design and delivery excellence.

HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. HOK has designed landmark projects for major corporations, developers and institutional clients which have been widely recognised for their innovative and significant additions to our architectural and urban landscape. HOK’s interdisciplinary organisation and ability to design and manage complicated projects have provided us the opportunity to design 'one of a kind' projects of civic and national importance. We create value for clients, users, communities and ourselves. From a robust exchange of ideas, solutions emerge that solve profound functional and technical challenges whilst creating lively, memorable and sustainable places for people.


of HOKs work comes from repeat clients

excellent Delivering projects that integrate the best talent and latest technology with artful design that reflects context in response to our client’s goals and objectives.

sustainable 272 LEED Certified Projects 19 BREEAM Certified Projects 4 Green Mark Certified Projects 4 Green Globe Projects 1 WELL Projects

First LEED CI project delivered in the UK HOK London Office QUBE, Whitfield St.

We embrace our responsibility as one of the world’s largest, most influential design firms to advance sustainable design for every building type, geographic region and budget level. HOK commits to incorporating sustainability into our projects and our operations. We work with clients, design partners, suppliers and contractors to implement overarching environmental improvements.

At HOK we have made a long-term commitment to using Building Information Modelling (BIM), to work more efficiently and accurately, and to provide additional value to clients. We are recognised industry leaders in the application of BIM. BIM incorporates multi-dimensional, dynamic building modelling software to produce 'smart' models that serve as a complete repository of information about a building. BIM facilitates the sharing of information amongst owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, facility managers and other team members throughout a building’s life cycle. Because each team member can access and share the same data, BIM binds design and construction teams together into a cohesive, unified entity focused on the client’s best interests. buildingSMART is an innovative way of working in a virtual environment using intelligent objects in a model server so that design, construction, operation and sustainability are tested and optimised before work commences on site.

11 HOK offices working together to deliver the scheme over 30 months KAUST

Advanced use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and buildingSMART technologies allow us take full control of the design process

bim smart


Currently working in


countries around the world

Pursuing unmatched diversity in service, markets, expertise and people


professionals linked across 23 offices on three continents

At HOK our vision is to be the world leader in innovation for the built environment. HOK delivers quality design products and intelligent services that enable our clients to achieve their goals and enrich their lives. A core value of HOK is diversity. We are committed to diversity in all aspects of our organisation and design including culture, markets, geographical regions and services. The diverse capabilities that reside within our talented workforce position HOK to fulfil the needs of our diverse clients, providing highquality design services. It is our goal to create a culturally-aware workforce and organisation that reflects the communities and clients we serve. We believe that this wide array of perspectives which results from such diversity promotes innovation and success.

responsible We seek to promote architecture as a social work, using design to support and empower communities

As part of its 60th anniversary, HOK launched the 24/SIXTY community service initiative. As a global firm, we seek to promote architecture as an element of social work, using design to support and empower communities. By organising our IMPACT into three distinct categories – professional services, charitable donations and volunteerism – we are raising the profile of the design profession and, we hope, making a difference. The London office provided over 400 hours of pro bono architecture and interior design services over three years to complete The Bute Mills project for UK youth charity Youthscape.

HOK staff in 23 offices worldwide contributed over

4,000 hours to the initial goal

UK projects

Timberyard Deptford, London, UK

Working closely with the London Borough of Lewisham’s planners, the Design Review Panel, the GLA and various community leaders, HOK secured planning permission for the Timberyard development, which comprises a 24-storey tower and two adjoining seven-storey mansions blocks. The project includes a façade system and unit plans designed to accommodate modular construction systems to offer a unitised façade system, prefabricated bathrooms, and utility pods. This will provide enhanced safety on site by reducing the number of trades and workmen working at height, whilst reducing construction cost and programme delivery. HOK's design facilitated an increase in density from the client's originial 18-storey scheme, thus enhancing the viability of the project and providing delivery certainty to the council. HOK resubmitted the project as a PRS scheme in January 2017.

Spire London London, UK

HOK was appointed by Greenland Group, China’s leading real estate developer, in March 2014 to design a landmark residential tower situated at the North Dock of Canary Wharf. The site is partly located within and adjacent to the West India Dock Conservation Area and is surrounded by several listed buildings. The new tower is a sculptural shape designed to provide striking silhouettes when viewed from all directions. The tower provides a focal point at the western end of West India Quay. The proposed building is sensitive to the existing heritage buildings in the local area and responds to the neighbouring waterfront of the River Thames. At 241m in height, this new tower will be the tallest exclusively residential building in Western Europe. Planning permission was granted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets in September 2015.

Fisher Street Over-Site Development London, UK

HOK was appointed to provide design services for this Crossrail Over-Site Development (OSD), a 7.5-storey residential structure comprising 22 1-, 2- and 3- bedroom private apartments, atop the 1-storey-high Fisher Street Crossrail shaft. The site is located within a Conservation Area of the London Borough of Camden. The scheme retains 8-10 Southampton Row, a Grade II-listed stone-facade building at the west of the site. Therefore, HOK's proposed building was required to comply with strict planning rules set out by the Council: for instance, the main massing of the building cannot be higher than the eve line of listed building (but some development may be acceptable); the building must be set back at the top to create a greater distance from the listed building; and the faรงade of the shaft head house at the ground floor must be enhanced and incorporated into the facade design of the upper floors. The entrance of the building is located on Fisher Street, which provides an attractive pedestrian link between Red Lion Square and Southampton Row.

West India Quay London, UK

Completed in 2004, No. 1 West India

The 32-storey glass and aluminium-clad

The podium accommodates the

Quay represented a new building type

tower is integrated into a red terracotta

restaurants, bars, banquet and

for London, combining high-rise luxury

podium; the tower reflects its Canary

public rooms of the hotel, as well as

apartments for sale with a major hotel

Wharf neighbours, while the podium

guestrooms. The residential tower has

and serviced apartments. The project

addresses the listed Victorian warehouse

a variety of unit types, including duplex

was the climax and final phase of the

buildings that have been converted to

penthouses with exterior gardens, and

regeneration and redevelopment of West

residential use. The sweeping curve of

double-height living areas with balconies

India Quay as a residential and leisure

the glass tower reinforces the unique

in the 'prow' of the building.


water’s edge location of the building.

Fitzrovia Apartments London, UK

Fitzrovia Apartments is striking new mixed-use development in one of London's most up-and-coming areas. The scheme represents the redevelopment of one of the capital's historic hospital sites and, in addition to residential and office space, includes a state-of-the-art out-patients' facility for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. HOK’s design for the building is punctuated by vertical bay windows fabricated from anodised aluminium and glass. The street elevations are clad with Caliza Capri limestone, giving the building a high quality stylish finish. In contrast, the elevations overlooking the courtyard – created to give an attractive central space or ‘heart’ for the scheme - are clad in light-coloured zinc tiles, to reflect the sun and maximise light. To further enhance the ambience of the streetscape, the new healthcare facility boasts public artwork in the form of vibrant, two-storey glass fins on the south and west wing of the building, developed in collaboration with artist Lowings Carpenter. The glass fins display MRI scans that have been transposed to create shadowy and transparent ‘hands’ that meet at the corner of the building The scheme is a concentrated integration of uses on a confined urban site and has a strong sense of social sustainability with the mix of healthcare facilities, social housing and the re-use of a listed building.

BBC Worldwide London, UK

Formerly occupied by journalists and the studios of BBC News, Stage 6 at Television Centre (TVC) in White City, London has been transformed by HOK into the new headquarters for BBC Worldwide (BBCW), the main commercial arm of the BBC. Created to accommodate over 1,200 employees, this responsive work space provides an open and flexible environment that facilitates collaboration between different functions, whilst helping to increase knowledge of the BBC product. The new environment has been designed with modern working practices in mind, offering a series of innovative and flexible primary and secondary work spaces to provide a more informal work experience. Different functions share the same spaces, encouraging collaboration between sectors and the crosspollination of ideas. As the long-term headquarters for BBCW, it was imperative that the new space was responsive to workplace trends and future changes in workforce population. Accordingly, HOK created a sustainable work environment, specifically designed to increase productivity, lower costs and improve sustainability. TVC has been referred to as the first ever television factory and with this in mind, the HOK design team applied an industrial theme throughout the redevelopment process, leaving the structure and services of the interior of the building exposed to the public. Generous floor-to-ceiling heights of 15 ft are balanced by predetermined enclosure zones, which preserve the open nature of the floorplate whilst maintaining sightlines across each floor. In order to increase space, HOK’s design has moved everything out of the centre of the building. Four lift cores originally situated in the centre of the building have been replaced by a central feature staircase. The spiral staircase is used by the majority of people as their main circulation route, connecting each of the six office floors and creating a visual link between levels. A light-rich atrium is located at the core of the building, creating a focus point where employees can meet.

BBC New Broadcasting House

London, UK

With the largest newsroom in Europe, BBC New Broadcasting House is the impressive new home for the BBC’s national and international broadcast journalists. It brings together BBC News, Global News, Audio & Music and World Service for the first time, and the central London building is home to nearly 6,000 staff, three 24 hour news channels, nine radio networks and 26 foreign language services. HOK's Interior Design team was tasked with creating a space that offered: • Better Value - a design built around digital technology to raise quality and enable new more efficient ways of working • More Creativity - harnessing the unprecedented opportunity of the coming together of BBC staff and services to create an integrated hub that encourages knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation; • Accessibility - a space that is more open to the public, allowing people to interact with and learn about their BBC.

Hachette UK London, UK

Hachette UK is the holding company for seven independent main publishing brands and their respective imprints, including such well-known names as Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, and Little, Brown Book Group. In order to benefit from co-terminus lease events, a consolidation initiative was introduced and a lease on the refurbished 135,000 sq ft Carmelite House on Victoria Embankment was taken. HOK's design challenge was to maintain

Key project design features included: • Common Denominators & Constant Variables were identified to provide a robust structure that the design could be based around whilst ensuring the financial benefits are realised. • Branded 'arrival points' on each side of the lift lobby clearly differentiate the publishers when literary agents and authors visit the building when negotiating book deals. • Transformational workplace strategy

the individual identities of the seven,

that took the brands from a high

often competing, publishers which now

proportion of enclosed office spaces

co-habit the building, whilst benefiting

to a fully open-plan environment;

all with the economies of scale that a

consequential challenges for book

consolidation project brings.

storage and display had to be addressed.

• Conscious attempt to display and promote the multi-platform aspect of contemporary publishing books (paper, talking, digital and related promotional apps and games). • Level 6 Pavillion café/collaboration space and roof terrace. • Enhanced loading bay and vertical transportation strategy to accommodate the volume of hard-copy books delivered to and from the building daily.

Bute Mills - Youthscape Luton, UK

Youthscape is a Luton-based charity

headquarters, completely renovating and

life skills training, a training kitchen and

which focuses on helping disadvantaged

repurposing the interior space.

a large roof space dedicated to group

young people both locally and, using social media based programmes, nationwide. Having out-grown its original office space, the charity enlisted HOK’s help to refurbish this 100-year-old former flour mill in the centre of Luton. HOK provided pro bono design services to transform the iconic industrial building into a 10,000-sq.-ft. national

The renovation of Bute Mills’ interior has


created a flexible environment including a

HOK designed all of the spaces to create

lower-ground-floor area for informal work

a relaxed environment that promotes

and training, accommodation for hosting

effective training, education, social

seminars and meetings in conference

activity and counselling sessions. A

rooms equipped with state-of-the art

vibrant urban aesthetic is employed

audio visual technology, lounge areas for

throughout, relating to the young people

leisure purposes and informal

the charity is helping - the antithesis of a clinical youth club environment.

Davies Street London, UK

HOK was Architect and Lead Consultant

architecture and blending it with the new

The design needed to reconcile a

on the adaptive reuse of 22-37 Davies

to give the building its own identity, at the

classically-inspired elevation design,

Street for the Grosvenor Estate and

same time ensuring it sits comfortably

which would have required decreasing

Stow Properties. The brief was to create

within its environment.

floor-to-floor heights moving up the

a new office building in the heart of Mayfair, incorporating ground floor retail, which reflects the spirit of this vibrant area. The building is located within a Conservation Area and is surrounded by Georgian townhouses and imposing

The team was able, within a tight urban site in a Conservation Area, to maximise the floor-to-ceiling heights by utilising a thin 230mm slab with beams. This has effectively allowed for the new

Victorian facades.

building to have an entire additional floor

HOK has met the design challenge

and within other existing constraints.

by creating a building which is

In addition, the use of a ‘super-core’ has

both contemporary and traditional,

increased the efficiency of the floor plate

understanding the essence of classical

by a further 5% rendering the typical

in comparison to the existing building

floor efficiency over 85%.

building, with the regular floor-to-floor heights demanded by a modern office building. This challenge was overcome in the design of the elevation by varying the size and detailing of the windows, creating an illusion of a ‘Piano Nobile’ at first floor and integrating the building better into its historic surroundings.

Bow Bells House London, UK

Bow Bells House, originally built in 1960, is located at the prominent corner of Cheapside and Bread Street in the City of London. The project involved major redevelopment of the site by the owners, Mitsubishi Corporation, who commissioned HOK as the successful architects from a limited design competition. The new building of approximately 200,000 sq ft includes retail at street level, car parking and building services at basement level, and a high standard of flexible office space. The design represents a significant increase in office space, with column free areas and excellent core-toglass dimensions. HOK's design responded to the building’s context in a conservation area, by creating a natural stone cloister to frame the St. Mary-le-Bow churchyard. The design also introduced several energyresponsible design features that conserve energy and lower operating costs.

40 Grosvenor Place London, UK

40 Grosvenor Place advances the design of socially and environmentally-responsible office spaces by creating a flexible and adaptable workplace. It provides a healthy mix of work environments combined with areas for leisure, dining, relaxation and recreation. The building is conceived as a ‘village within a village,’ a distilled version of its Belgravia location. The garden under glass at its heart contains all of the vertical and horizontal circulation and provides access to offices, a restaurant, café, brasserie, shop, fitness centre, and concierge. A typical office floor, while large at 3,065 sq m, has no workspace more than 8 metres from natural light. The natural light in the building is enhanced by translucent glass mullions, which eliminate solar gain while reflecting light deep into the plan. The building environment is healthy: fresh air is drawn in at roof level, filtered, and introduced into the offices by a displacement ventilation system that provides more air changes with less velocity. The innovative core configuration allows the building to be let horizontally or vertically as several secure and independent tenancies. This adaptable layout provides appropriate flexibility for tenant exit strategies and ensures that the building will remain sustainable in the future, regardless of changes in market demands. 40 Grosvenor Place’s innovative and adaptable design is the direct result of HOK’s research-led facility consultants, architects, technicians and interior designers working as an integrated team to enhance human resources while conserving natural resources.

5 Churchill Place London, UK

Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, is a

5 Churchill Place was built on an irregular

building on the firmwide commitment

15-storey office tower in London’s

shaped site, and completed within a very

to ‘buildingSMART’, where integrated

Docklands, located with convenient

tight time schedule at the end of January

practice, Building Information Modelling

access to the major facilities of Canary

2009. This complex project was made

and sustainability are combined to deliver

Wharf, the Jubilee Line and the Docklands

more challenging by being situated over

the best solutions for our clients.

Light Railway Station. It is an exemplar

a pre-existing basement and a ramp

of how a large modern office building can

structure which serves a neighbouring

be inserted into a sensitive setting. It


first scheme undertaken by HOK London

The developer permitted HOK to push

managed and constructed with the aid

the elevations of the building out to the

of 3D software and BIM. Using BIM was

perimeter of the site to maximise the size

very beneficial in involving all parties at

of the floor plates. The design team were

the early stages of sustainable design,

able to do this through the application

reducing the expense and inefficiency of

of BIM (Building Information Modelling),

later changes.

was awarded BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating in March 2009 and is an award-winning, highly-flexible and innovative workplace.

This project is distinctive in being the to be conceived, designed, project-

Barclays Headquarters London, UK

The building comprises approximately

Five south facing atria are stacked

one of the largest in Canary Wharf,

92,900 sq m (1 million sq ft) with covered

vertically, maximising levels of natural

provides a setting for major artwork.

access to the Jubilee Line, Docklands

light in the office areas and providing

Light Railway Stations and the major

space for a relaxed, informal working

retail facilities of Canary Wharf. It is

environment. The “U” shaped floor plates

arranged over four basement levels,

were designed to allow visual connection

gruond and 30 upper floors.

between occupants, facilitating team communication. The ground floor lobby,

The steel and glass facade was designed to reflect the colour of the sky and complement the neighbouring buildings. Stainless steel shadow box spandrels suggest a pristine “jewel box” effect.

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Named after Francis Crick, the scientist

staff, including 1,250 scientists, and

large international meetings as well as

who helped discover the structure

is specifically designed to promote

smaller, more informal workshops and

of DNA, the Institute is one of the

inter-disciplinary work and encourage

training courses.

most significant developments in UK


biomedical science in a generation. Its

Large, cantilevered bay windows and

In order to promote greater collaboration

tall glass atria maintain natural light

and interaction between scientists and

in workspaces and public areas whilst

researchers, laboratories are grouped

reducing the building’s impact at street

around a communal space, with generous

level. To support this approach, one

stroke, flu and other infections.

catering facilities for the entire centre.

third of the accommodation is below

Laboratory spaces are be kept as open

ground, while the building's curved roof

HOK’s design for the 91,000 sq m

and flexible as possible to allow rapid

presents a gentle face to the community.

building aims to produce greater

conversion for new uses. The building

Internally, glass walls allow for views into

collaboration and innovation in biomedical

also provides conference, training and

laboratories, promoting transparency and

science. The building houses 1,500

workshop facilities and is able to host


goal is to understand the basic biology underlying human health, driving forward better treatment and prevention of illnesses such as cancers, heart disease,

University of Glasgow Glasgow, UK

The University of Glasgow appointed HOK as Architect and Lead Consultant to design the new 16,000 sq m Research Hub at the institution’s 31-hectare Gilmorehill Campus. The £40m project provides a state-of-the-art facility for the university’s researchers to investigate significant global challenges including energy demand and waste management. The project is expected to be complete in 2019. In response to the university’s objectives, HOK’s design encourages cross-sector collaboration through the creation of a flexible environment that promotes interaction and lateral thinking. This significant new campus is a critical part of the university’s ‘Inspiring People, Changing the World: University Strategy 2015 – 2020’ and will enhance its position as one of the world’s leading broad-based research-intensive institutions. The Research Hub will be located on land released from the expansion to Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. HOK is providing design consultancy services for the project. The consultancy team is collaborating with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, which has secured the multidiscipline engineering contract. Ironside Farrar is the planning consultant. "The Research Hub will have a focus on developing excellence in our cross-disciplinary research, providing space for new collaborations to flourish. Our aim is to deliver a design that encourages engagement between our leading researchers, and is also both flexible and agile, with the ability to be repurposed as new collaborations emerge. Beyond this, we envisage the building will become a focus for our most entrepreneurial staff, enabling industry collaboration and promoting innovation." Professor John Cooper, Vice Principal, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Heathrow T5 Multi-Modal Interchange London, UK

Working as part of an integrated architectural team, HOK was accountable for the Definition and Detail Architectural Design for this complex project. The station consists of six platforms - two for the London Underground Piccadilly Line, two for the Heathrow Express and two safeguarded platforms for extension of the heavy rail service to the west of Heathrow. The design provides a seamless travelling experience, both in terms of ease of transfer from terminal to station, and in clarity of design. From each of the station platforms, passengers are able to access a bank of glass-enclosed lifts that lead directly to the departure level of the main terminal building; arriving passengers can access the same lifts from the arrivals level. Passenger experience, orientation and wayfinding are enhanced by a unique transparent roof that allows natural light to flood the train platform level. The ETFE roof material provides insulating value as well as being very lightweight. At time of construction, approximately 37% of passengers accessed Heathrow by public transport. The new rail interchange facilitates increasing this percentage toward the BAA long-term goal of 50%.

British Museum King’s Library London, UK

The King’s Library, originally designed

cleaning to the ceilings, book presses,

air conditioning, fibre-optic lighting,

by Sir Robert Smirke, was built between

floors wall surfaces of granite, alabaster,

and power, data and security cabling,

1823 and 1827 to house the Royal

Carrera marble and Scagliola.

in addition to restoring the room to its

Libraries of King George II and King George III. Following the removal of the collection from the British Museum to the British Library at St Pancras, HOK undertook conservation works to this historic space. The project, lead by HOK’s Culture + Heritage group, allowed the magnificent room to be completely revitalised by restoring the splendour of the decorative scheme and carrying out much needed conservation, repairs and

In consultation with the British Museum,

original decorative order.

it was determined that the room itself,

The project provided the British Museum

considered to be one of the finest neo-

with a new exhibition space devoted to

classical rooms in London, should act as

the period of ‘The Enlightenment’, whilst

the primary exhibition.

keeping interventions to the historic

A conservation plan was prepared for the library, which had to provide for the discreet incorporation of a variety of new and mechanical services including

fabric of the Grade I-listed building to a minimum. The exhibition introduces visitors to the academic studies and ideas that precipitated the world first museums.

British Museum Percival David Collection London, UK

Having successfully delivered the Gallery

HOK's design converted redundant

electrical and structural engineers to

90-94 project the previous year, HOK

storage space to house the collection

prepare construction documentation and

were appointed through our existing

and provide a library for post-graduate

gain all relevant statutory approvals.

Framework Agreement to provide

students. Additionally a new temporary

Architectural and Design Team services

external fire escape stair was provided

for the creation of a new gallery to house

for the space.

the design of the gallery should be

HOK were involved from the inception

restrained palette of materials was

of the project and worked with the

employed comprising oak strip boarding,

Museum’s exhibition designer to develop

new gypsum suspended ceilings with

the brief. The scheme was then taken

integrated service trough, and relief walls

forward with the appointed exhibition

of black granite.

the Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese ceramics which had previously been displayed at the University of London in Gordon Square. The collection is widely regarded as one of the most important collections of Chinese ceramics outside of mainland China.

design team and the mechanical,

It was agreed with the museum that subservient to the exhibition and a

Cabinet War Rooms/ Churchill Museum London, UK

HOK was commissioned to conserve and restore areas of the basement and sub-basement levels within HM Treasury as an expansion of the Cabinet War Rooms Historic Site and creation of a new Churchill Museum. The effect was to treble the size of the original historic site that had been

Key elements of the project were: • Conservation of parts of the building that had survived intact • Restoration of other areas to match contemporary photographs • The design of new interventions in keeping with the original 1940s appearance

opened to visitors in 1985, allowing

• Creation of a unique means-of-escape

the accommodation for the Churchill

strategy for an unusual below-ground

family and Cabinet Ministers to be reconstructed as they appeared in

museum space • Provision of environmental control to

photographs taken at the end of the war.

the entire museum (allowing for use as

The largest open space was transformed

a smoke extract system if required by

into the new Churchill Museum,

the fire brigade)

celebrating the many different aspects of the life of Sir Winston Churchill.

The finished project was opened by Her Majesty the Queen and Winston Churchill’s daughter The Lady Soames. In 2007, the Churchill Museum was selected as the European Union Museum of the Year and has won many awards for its success as a visitor attraction.

MOD Main Building London, UK

HOK were commissioned to refurbish the

The key to this project was to find ways

The concept of the design was to create a

existing MoD HQ building and create a

to give a sense of location within the

campus style accommodation reached via

workplace which would attract the best

building, to create within the building

a main street at ground level that is used

talent. Our brief was to:

modern open-plan floor plates that allow

to improve way-finding. Along the street

departments to maintain the level of

is to be found a range of facilities for

security they require while permitting

staff including a bank, shops, cafés and

other staff and visitors to by-pass an

entrance to the MoD library and IT links to


other military reference sources.

HOK worked successfully with a team of

The low floor to ceiling height called for

consultants to create a costed, winning

clever use of decorative chilled beams

• Provide a new Conference facility

design proposal for the project that

to avoid the use of false ceilings. IT and

• Provide new secure, open-plan offices

comprised the MoD HQ building, which

comms cabling was carried in secure

• Provide new Ministerial and Chiefs-of-

provides work space for over 3,300 staff,

trunking within a low height raised floor.

• Instigate the introduction of team working • Secure the building against security threats • Upgrade IT and Comms to TEMPEST standards

Staff offices • Provide a new Press Centre and Public Exhibition area • Provide secure offices for decant

and four decant buildings.

Palace of Westminster Committee Rooms London, UK

The comprehensive refurbishment of

The Palace of Westminster Grade I

the Committee Rooms commenced

listed building status required careful

design activities in 1996. A rolling

integration of the services. The works

• Installation of aspirated fire detectors,

programme of work from 1998-2005

proposals were monitored carefully by the

• Restoration and repair of Pugin-

saw all of the Committee Rooms on the

PE Conservation Architect, Westminster

first floor overlooking the River Thames

City Council and English Heritage. The

completely restored to their former glory

works included:

and at the same time providing enhanced environmental control and broadcasting capabilities.

• Installation of new air conditioning • New power and data outlets • Broadcasting facilities for Hansard, Westminster and the BBC

• New broadcasting cabinets to match the existing panelling

designed oak panelling, • Replacement of Pugin-designed double flock wallpaper • Reinstatement of the original grained ceilings.

Papworth Hospital Cambridge, UK UK Cambridgeshire,

HOK is lead architect for the new

environment, the design helps reduce

The layout of the new hospital promotes

Papworth Hospital, a state-of-the-art

stress and anxiety.

the Trust’s model of care by creating

cardiothoracic facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. HOK’s holistic design concept embraces the Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s ambition to thrive as a centre of excellence in cardiothoracic

Papworth's new location on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus offers patients immediate access to a range of services and also help attract leading

services for the East of England.

clinicians and researchers.

The new 310-bed hospital will welcome

A parkland setting surrounds the

the community with its striking architectural form that reflects its parklike setting. By providing patients and family with a comforting, easy-to-navigate

building and features open, green spaces organised around a new pond which connects patients, family and staff to nature and supports the healing process.

separate zones for ambulatory or outpatient care, emergency services and diagnostic and treatment functions. The clear separation of these areas creates an environment that is easy to navigate, streamlines admissions and allows for efficient patient transfers. The design of the new hospital can accommodate future growth of up to 11,000 sm.

Royal London Hospital London, UK HOK were appointed by Skanska as

The Royal London is a new district general

The solution to build up, rather than

Lead Architect for the £1.1 billion PFI

hospital for Tower Hamlets with specialist

spread out, condensed the development

redevelopment of Barts and The don

tertiary care services for patients from

and improved adjacencies. The cluster

Hospitals, providing full medical planning,

across London and beyond. Leading

of interconnected, contemporary glass

architectural, interior and landscape

trauma and emergency care facilities

buildings includes two 17-storey towers,

design services for the scheme. The

are supported by the existing Helicopter

one equipped with a helipad, and an

redevelopment saw the consolidation of

Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). The

additional 10-storey tower.

cancer and cardiac services at Barts, with

development will provide 145,300 sq m

The Royal London serving as the primary

of new accommodation and a total of 905

acute hospital within the Trust.

beds. In addition it will provide London’s second largest paediatric service, within a dedicated Women and Children’s unit.

Key to the redevelopment of the site was the requirement to maintain 100% clinical functionality with minimal disruption for the duration of the construction works.

St Bartholomew's Hospital London, UK


HOK were appointed by Skanska as Lead

than 2.5 million people, the hospital’s new

diagnostics and treatment platforms, one

Architect for the £1.1 billion PFI

nine-storey King George V building is a

of the first such facilities in the UK.

redevelopment of Barts and The Royal

specialist cancer and cardiac centre

London Hospitals, providing full medical

located in the heart of central London.

Site constraints included archaeological

HOK’s successful design responded to a

issues and planning guidance that would

complex brief on an inner-city site,

facilitate the creation of the best working

providing a phased solution that allowed

and patient environments in the health

the hospital to remain functional during

service. By remaining within the St Paul’s

the 10 year construction programme.

site line and working with City of London

planning, architectural, interior and landscape design services for the scheme. The redevelopment saw the consolidation of cancer and cardiac services at Barts, with The Royal London serving as the primary acute hospital within the Trust. St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) was founded in 1123 and is Britain’s oldest hospital. Serving a population of more

The clinical design solution responded to the Trust’s output specifications by providing an integrated clinical facility for cardiac and cancer care with shared

issues, St Paul’s sight lines, historical

Town Planners, HOK ensured that the building is sensitively located on the site and that the stringent planning regulations were met.

"There is something very inspiring about coming to work in a new centre. The design is wonderful, it’s light, its airy, but probably more important than that, is that it’s an opportunity to get the latest equipment, the latest facilities and the latest design in patient care within a building." Dr Edward Rowland (Consultant Cardiologist and Divisional Clinical Director, The Heart Hospital)

Guy’s Cancer Treatment Centre PPU Village London, UK

HOK was appointed by HCA to fit out the Private Patient Unit Village (top 4 floors) of the new build Guy’s Cancer Centre at London Bridge. HOK were responsible for creating an ‘HCA brand’ interior that could also be used at their other facilities. The hospital is designed over 4 floors with inpatient bedrooms, outpatient consult and exam areas and state of the art theatres. HOK has also design a new radiology department in the existing hospital with linear accelerator and computerised tomography (CT) which will be used by the HCA private patients.

42 Reeves Mews + 42 Upper Grosvenor Street London, UK HOK were commissioned to undertake a

reconfiguration of the residential property

42 Upper Grosvenor Street is a prime

major renovation and refurbishment of 42

requires the removal of all the internal

Mayfair property that has been refurbished

Reeves Mews and 42 Upper Grosvenor

walls and floors, partial excavation of

to provide high-end office accommodation

Street in the Mayfair Conservation area.

the basement to design two 3- bedroom

over lower ground, ground and four upper

apartments of approximately 300 sm each.

floors. The building will provide modern

The roof is surmounted by a clock tower,

open plan office space behind its period

which will be removed and taken away for

faรงade, with terraces to the rear of the

repair and restoration.

ground and first floors.

42 Reeves Mews is a residential property which has been renovated to provide two high end apartments totalling 600 sm. The

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international projects Delivered from London

Baku Flame Towers Baku, Azerbaijan

Known as the ‘region of eternal fires’,

HOK undertook the master-planning,

The office tower is set on the western

Baku’s long history of fire worshiping

concept and schematic design for the

side of the complex, providing a net

provided the inspiration for the

site and towers.

33,114 m² of grade A flexible commercial

development’s iconic design, consisting of three flame-shaped towers, each with a different function, set in a triangular shape. Standing at 140 metres high, Baku Flame Towers will be seen from most vantage points within the surrounding area.

The residential tower sits to the south,

office space.

accommodating some 130 residential

The retail podium acts as the anchor

apartments over 39 floors, and is the

for the development, providing all of the

tallest of the three towers. It houses

leisure and retail facilities that service the

luxury apartments and boasts stunning

three towers.

views across the surrounding area, while the hotel is sited on the northern corner of the site and consists of 250 rooms and 61 serviced apartments over 33 floors.

The Exchange Accra, Ghana

The Exchange is a mixed-use development located in the up-and-coming Airport District of Accra, the Ghanaian capital city. On a nearly three hectare site, the development includes a luxury hotel, residential flats, two office buildings, over 10,000 sq m of retail space and extensive public areas. This new shopping destination features several distinct landscape character zones: a lushly planted streetscape, highquality open-air shopping environment, restaurant terraces, rooftop pool and garden spaces, and a large green buffer, which helps mitigate urban island heat effect, particulate pollution, and surface run-off whilst providing a green park space for visitors and residents. The landscape design takes inspiration from the strong, angular geometry found within Ghananian kente cloth. It also recalls the climatically cooling architectural devices used within the Tropical Modernism movement of the 1940s and 1950s as well as the colourful and often architectural planting native to tropical West Africa.

Barcelona Arena Barcelona, Spain

The Nou Palau Blaugrana will be a new 12,000-seat capacity multi-purpose arena for FC Barcelona. Its organic building geometry supports a seamless progression between the New Palau, the annex court, the ice rink and the FCB Escola football academy training facilities. The construction of the Nou Palau Blaugrana is very important to the immediate future of FCB and its actions, and it represents a magnificent opportunity to provide Barcelona with a memorable, modern and efficient work of architecture that identifies with the values and concerns of Futbol Club Barcelona and renews the commitment of this institution to the district of Les Corts, the city and its architecture.

Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

Dubai was one of five cities throughout

to a site 35 kilometres from the city

The site is organised into three zones

the globe to bid for the opportunity to

centre already owned by the Dubai World

devoted to these themes, emanating

host the World Expo in 2020. Formerly

Trade Centre with the aim of providing

from the central core 'Al Wasl' ('The

known as World Fairs, the World Expos

education and entertainment on themes

Connection'), which was the original name

are held every four years in a city

relevant to humanity at large.

for Dubai. Thus the plan for Dubai Expo

awarded by the governing authority in Paris. The UAE government selected a team led by HOK with Populous and Arup

A key criteria in the selection process was a judgment on how successfully the

2020 is forward-looking but founded in Emirati culture.

theme and sub-themes of the Expo were

The exhibition spaces are arranged in

winning submission.

manifested in the plan and the visitor

a gradient from small-scale, fine-grain

experience. The overall theme for Dubai is

pattern at the core of each zone (creating

The Expo will be open to the public for

“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future�

a contemporary souk), to large-scale

a period of six months and is expected

with three sub themes of 'Mobility',

national and thematic pavilions on the

to attract a projected 33 million visitors

'Sustainability' and 'Opportunity'.

edges which draw visitors through.

to prepare a masterplan as part of its

Dubai Marina Dubai, UAE

Dubai Marina was the first western

The intent of the development team was

vessel yachting close to the residential

resort-style environment of its kind in the

to create a benchmark for resort living

units. The condominium buildings are

Middle East.

in the emerging tourism market of the

connected by means of a continuous,

Middle East Gulf States region. HOK's

water’s edge pedestrian promenade. The

design is a modern interpretation of

villas, the most valuable of the residential

indigenous architectural design features

units on the site, front the water’s edge

found in the region. Thematic ideas of

and encircle the site, hiding residential

the oasis, and the discovery of water

and retail site parking in the interior of the

in the desert, are highlighted with lush,

base podium.

The development consists of six residential high-rise towers and 64 villas comprising 1,100 units of midrange to luxury housing in unit types varying from one to five bedrooms. Each of the six towers have a different but complementary landmark feature on the desert skyline, serving as a gateway to the development.

rich landscaping. Pedestrian and traffic planning on the site incorporates bicycle paths, pedestrian pathways, water taxis, and extensive marina planning for large-


Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST),

Individual schools and scientific departments do not exist. There

Saudi Arabia’s first LEED-certified project, is a new research

are no departmental boundaries. Instead, KAUST identified four

institute and university dedicated to inspiring a new age of

strategic research thrusts: Energy, Water, Environment and

scientific achievement in the Kingdom, across the region

Food & Agriculture. Within these research streams, scientific

and around the world. This university is bringing together

and technological solutions are sought for problems of human

internationally-renowned scientists to establish the definitive

need, social advancement and economic development.

world-class, multi-disciplinary graduate research institution on the level of Stanford and MIT.

The LEED Platinum-certified project delivers exceptional

HOK designed the 6.5-million-square-foot campus on a highly

42% water reduction), energy (27.1% annual energy cost

visible 9,000-acre site along the Red Sea, 50 miles north of

savings, 7.8% on-site renewable energy, 80% of glazing shaded

Jeddah. Multiple HOK design teams worldwide worked in tandem

year-round) and use of local and sustainable materials. In

on the design and construction of the world-class, 26-building

addition to the passive strategies like shading and naturally-lit

campus, which was delivered within an unprecedented schedule

spaces, the use of the wind towers, together with the prevailing

- three years from conception to completion.

Red Sea winds, helped create a natural ventilation effect that

KAUST was envisaged as an entirely new kind of research university, spurring innovation and creativity through a fundamentally different model of organisational structure.

performance in the areas of water (100% waste water reuse,

provides a high level of comfort, saving the need to condition approximately 1 million square feet.

The Hamad International Airport is a new passenger terminal designed to accommodate up to 30 million passengers a year and is the landmark operational base for Qatar Airways. Opened to passengers in May 2014, the new complex conveys a sense of its unique location, incorporates key cultural design elements and evokes the global relevance of the city of Doha as a leading international hub. The overall design aims to provide passengers with a stress-free, efficient and enjoyable airport experience. 80% of the passengers are transfer passengers and the airport has been designed to simplify the transfer process and to highlight Qatari hospitality and culture. An oasis of amenities include two hotels, ample duty-free shopping, dining, museum-quality art, and a spa and health club. Spacious holdrooms, quiet rooms, activity nodes and 17 airline lounges provide an additional level of comfort and convenience for passengers. Materials were selected for their longevity, sustainability and local significance. The design response simultaneously addresses the challenges of unique siting, technical efficiency, sustainability, aviation-specific requirements and material optimisation. Travellers will regard the airport as a beautiful centre of activity conveying a sense of place, generosity of cultural spirit and design timelessness. As part of the overall master plan, HOK also designed a 1,900 sq m public mosque, 3,100-car parking garage with adjacent ground transportation building, four central utility plants, and a 66,000 sq m state-of-theart flight catering facility.

Hamad International Airport Doha, Qatar

International School of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

ISKL is an American International School

The separate identities and different

component parts of ISKL have been set

that began its life in 1965 with 48

pedagogical approaches of the three

out along a common spine that contains

students and has grown to a current role

components of the school have been

the specialist and shared spaces of the

of 1650 students from over different 60

examined and defined and in particular,

school. Each finger contains a series

countries. It is currently based across two

how the opportunities for bringing the

of flexible, adaptable teaching spaces

sites in Ampang and Melawati in Kuala

school together onto one campus can be

attuned to the needs of each school -

Lumpur but operational difficulties and


Elementary, Middle and High.

The new site is in the heart of a dense,

In May 2013 ISKL was recognised as

accommodating up to 2500 students.

fast developing city. The majority of pupils

Malaysia’s first Eco-Schools Green

travel to the site by bus and their safe

Flag School and the new buildings and

Through a highly structured series of

and efficient delivery and collection from

campus have been designed to meet the

stakeholder workshops the HOK team

the site has been a strong definer of site

Malaysian Green Building Index Platinum

studied existing spatial standards,

layout. The Masterplan clearly separates


explored concepts and sought to define

traffic movement maximising open

ethos and vision for the new school.

space on a dense urban site. The three

lease expiries require the school to be re-established on a new site capable of

n taken up with building, vehicular south east corner of the site has been

se calling the Paul Cmelik Environmental the hub of the school’s environmental

• switches to art • Cut-off Cut-off switches in in all all classrooms classrooms to ensure ensure all all electrical electrical appliances appliances are are switched switched art help will with rainwater attenuation, off end the Early environmental off at at the the end of of the day day

ing ing

studies analysing

a plant nursery, a recycling centre, a shade, wind and solar gain Use of renewables include

Use of renewables include hool ehool specialist environmental teaching

g ga a

Use of photovoltaics and solar thermal to provide electricity and hot water.

Use ofschematic photovoltaics and solar thermal detail • during design oncetoaprovide electricity and hot water. 2 2 ECOLOGY ECOLOGY

m ni ts u lc eo ed oto sn lov er u ia t lla sc le na ce ir t sd ac al o al tr pp fo re h ail ht cn la m se f se ot hc ra a rp loo itilic se vo i tis tiw ed .se noz hc he ele a H e de o rtc bs w w i e h e i t ic re ne ev hc en ay at t ,r w s k h e dn cs ne rp se na to h ws po pu uo b t o w ela ce taw es eh h ti op .re sa ti mo ac n l h iu b ct te nil td la h g i dl h ro to l li h e w ta ht gn en em v, bu nid or li Pe n l g t ih e e ht f s lua ht fo le h r of uc a, C p e m lp r al tis ilem w se id hc er o m n h ti he tn a n Ek sa ps lo o i ar u ’ e r n s ero detn vn eb e . aw ,y res silaic or i ne te d vn t ret mn lia a or i e a d n t ne er vn ru i lat tnem unet lcyc or i gn er i la it a mn fo cs gn e t n eh ,n o nec eh l a t ta m cs me i er t et h p a, ca dc oo t al l i h e i no ht tis gn gi s na na ae on t d cn or g r a e l c e e h c e ae t ev n i fo olo t ni s gn g er t d n a zy eh se t no im ihw ter o iht ,e eldd hc a s i o n si s tf os ap eh ec em is t lliw ae dn u rp res ivo eb ed ah oi v ru na td eh ot m su i ni oe e tf si m eh e e dliub i en ’s gr gn ni ht uy ,es ne ta lc lla h ti c e sa si gr ah or s e g n uy l es mo o du se bf as he er a a , iva sa n

By By necessity, necessity, much much of of the the school school site site has has been been taken taken up up with with building, building, vehicular vehicular circulation and sports facilities. However, the south east corner of the site has been circulation and sports facilities. However, the south east corner of the site has been he school site a grove of trees which is allocated as an ecology zone which we propose calling the Paul Cmelik Environmental allocated as an ecology zone which we propose calling the Paul Cmelik Environmental d dlationCentre. This piece ofand wilderness can become the hub of the school’s environmental and learning to retain some Centre. This piece of wilderness can become the hub of the school’s environmental education and can contain a swale pond that will help with rainwater attenuation, education and can contain a swale pond that will help with rainwater attenuation, an thea science ecology zone, this space will and nature garden with allotments, a plant nursery, a recycling centre, a e a science and nature garden with allotments, a plant nursery, a recycling centre, a e biodigester and even smallsite building for more specialist environmental teaching ects in the middle ofaathe and provide biodigester and even small building for more specialist environmental teaching and learning. learning. This This will will be be developed developed in in more more detail detail during during schematic schematic design design once once a a and landscape architect has been appointed. landscape architect has been appointed.

In In addition, addition, we we have have created created in in the the centre centre of of the the school school site site a a grove grove of of trees trees which which is is intended to become a quiet space of contemplation and learning and to retain some intended to become a quiet space of contemplation and learning and to retain some the present site. More ordered than the ecology zone, this space will cationqualities - userof use ofthe the qualities of behaviour the present site.and Morethe ordered than ecology zone, this space will nonetheless provide a haven for birds and insects in the middle of the site and provide nonetheless provide a haven for birds and insects in the middle of the site and provide ms ms shade shade and and greenery greenery for for the the students. students. 3 EDUCATION

3 EDUCATION be designed to minimise energy use, it is

There There are are two two aspects aspects to to environmental environmental education education -- user user behaviour behaviour and and the the use use of of the the

nagement oflearning the building that energy use building tool. building as as learning tool.

ch as • ‘kill-switches’ in all classrooms and User behaviour - while the building can be designed to minimise energy use, it is •

User behaviour - while the building can be designed to minimise energy use, it is

only the management but it is only through changeuse ofand behaviour only through through the appropriate appropriate use and management of of the the building building that that energy energy use use will actually be reduced. Measures such as ‘kill-switches’ in all classrooms and

will actually be reduced. Measures such as ‘kill-switches’ in all classrooms and ill be found. This includes areas such as sub-metering help increase awareness, but it is only through change of behaviour

sub-metering help increase awareness, but it is only through change of behaviour This includes areas such as This includes areas such as use of of lights lights in in classrooms, classrooms, slightly slightly higher higher room room temperatures, temperatures, and and reduced reduced car car use ject we will work with the school to raise use. During the development of the project we will work with the school to raise use. During the development of the project we will work with the school to raise awareness and help develop sustainable practices. practices. awareness and help develop sustainable practices.

expectations reductions will found. her roomand temperatures, and reduced and expectations that that real real reductions will be becar found.

• •

Building Building as as a a learning learning tool tool -- this this can can be be developed developed in in a a number number of of ways, ways, such such as as the the

outputs to study etc; evelopeduse in of a BMS number suchmaths, as the use of BMS outputsof to ways, study science, science, maths, etc; use use of of submetering submetering and and display display

monitors to create competition between year groups in order to reduce energy

monitors to create competition between year groups in order to reduce energy aths, etc; use of submetering and display


use, student ‘green groups’ to monitor energy consumption, recycling use, creation creation of of student ‘green groups’ to monitor energy consumption, recycling

and environmental and n year groups order toaspects, reduce energy notices and other other in environmental aspects, and explanatory explanatory notices and and posters posters displayed displayed around the school.

around the school. o monitor energy consumption, recycling

Veritas have produced comprehensive Veritas Environmental Environmental have posters produced a a more more comprehensive report report on on the the environmenenvironmenxplanatory notices and displayed tal bound as a separate document in Volume 3. tal design. design. This This is is bound as a separate document in Volume 3.

comprehensive report on the environmen-

ment in Volume 3.


Early analysing shade, wind and solar gain Early environmental environmental studies studies analysing shade, wind and solar gain

Early environmental studies analysing shade, wind and solar gain

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Green roofs insulate the building to reduce heat gain.

Replicating the natural system in combination with bioswale to reduce the environmental impact.



This includes lighting and AHUs in combination with chilled floor slabs.

Ecology zone to provide habitats for animals and introducing indigenous flora.



Photovoltaic panels for onsite energy generation.

RAIN WATER HARVESTING Rainwater stored in tanks used for flushing.

DAYLIGHT HARVESTING Reduce the reliance on artificial lighting thus reducing carbon emissions.

ORIENTATION Teaching spaces are orientated north- south to minimise solar heat gain.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING Building podiums with open ground levels allow for well ventilated social and dining space.

WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT Recycling waste water on site and using it for flushing and irrigation reduces water demand.

GREEN TRAVEL PLAN Reduce carbon emissions by up to 50%.



Energy footprint 50kWh/m /year. 2

Using the building and its systems as an integrated part of the curriculum.

Kuwait University

College of Architecture Kuwait

HOK was selected to design Kuwait

The College of Architecture was first

HOK’s design solutions establish the

University’s new College of Architecture

established by Amiri decree in 2010 and

identity of COAR across the University,

and College of Computing Sciences

currently operates from two campuses,

respond to the flow of students and

and Engineering buildings at the Sabah

Architectural Engineering at Khaldiya

faculty from across the site and are

Al-Salem University City campus at

and Visual Communications & Interiors

inviting to business and the professions


at Adailiyah. The move to the Sabah

in Kuwait. The buildings will be permeable

Al-Salem Campus at Shadadiyah will open

and engaging, creating a venue for the

a new chapter in the life of the College.

celebration of design as an academic

Totaling 477,000 square feet, these buildings will complete the initial build-out of the 64.6-million-sq.-ft. Sabah Al-Salem

Most importantly it will be a College

Kuwait University City campus, which

created specifically for students of

was decreed in 2004 and is southwest

design, providing opportunities for a fully

of Kuwait City. Located on opposite ends

integrated environment with a rich variety

of the site, the buildings will form new

of learning and social spaces to be shared

gateways at the western and eastern

by all in a truly collaborative manner.

ends of the academic campus.

pursuit. A joint centre, ‘The Collabatory’, will provide a place where students, academics and the professions come together.

Kuwait University College of Computing, Sciences and Engineering Kuwait

HOK was selected to design Kuwait

The new College of Computing Science

CCSE across the whole University and

University’s new College of Architecture

and Engineering (CCSE) represents

respond to the flow of students and

and College of Computing Sciences

a significant development for Kuwait

faculties across the site. Academically

and Engineering buildings at the Sabah

University. This new College is planned

it will become a catalyst for change and

Al-Salem University City campus at

for 3,200 undergraduate and graduate

the buildings must support the College


students, bringing together diverse

in this vision. CCSE and its ideas will

disciplines from a number of existing

reach out across the University. Equally,

colleges into one new centre of

the buildings must provide an inviting


destination, a venue for an interactive

Totaling 477,000 square feet, these buildings will complete the initial build-out of the 64.6-million-sq.-ft. Sabah Al-Salem Kuwait University City campus, which

Globally, Computer Science and

was decreed in 2004 and is southwest

Computer Engineering have a

of Kuwait City. Located on opposite ends

foundational role in virtually all fields

of the site, the buildings will form new

of scientific, applied sciences and

gateways at the western and eastern

engineering, and in every aspect of the

ends of the academic campus.

global economy. The design solutions must recognise the position and role of

spirit and a gateway toward the Medical Campus to the west. This an opportunity to harness the flow of people in a vibrant milieu that expresses the goals and accomplishments of the College, whilst creating engaging collaboration spaces for students of Computing and the rest of the university.

LG Science Park Seoul, Republic of Korea

HOK’s has designed a new, globally-

stimulating landscape and architectural

Our design allows for a single integrated

recognised research and development

design. The Science Park brings together

lab platform philosophy of ‘science

centre for LG that sets new international

a large body of creative knowledge which,

space’ rather than ‘discipline space’. This

standards for a knowledge industrial

when allied with high-quality technical

facilitates a much wider definition of

complex and enhances the LG ethos of

facilities, creates the opportunity for

cross-team collaborative work. Flexible,

environmentally-friendly research. This

synthesising and harnessing critical

highly-serviced technical spaces allow

unique, sustainable facility with its strong

intellectual resources.

the rapid organisation and support of new

corporate identity, sense of place and attractive working environments will attract and retain the brightest and most talented researchers from around the

HOK’s design provides diverse opportunities for focussing LG’s intellectual resources by encouraging


staff to meet and creatively exchange

LG’s primary requirements of innovative

barriers and integrate the ten affiliate

ways of working, social interaction

organisations which make the Science

and communication are supported by

Park their home.

ideas to break down communication

collaborative teams. This design approach optimises future-proofing of the technical areas, making the building is an adaptable framework for innovation and creativity.

Yas Arena Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yas Arena will be the UAE’s first 18,000-person capacity arena and the first multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue on Yas Island, an emerging leisure, shopping and entertainment centre on a manmade island in Abu Dhabi. The Arena is part of a new development that will transform the southern end of Yas Island into a global destination for family entertainment and leisure, including a cluster of hotels, the Yas Marina F1 circuit and several theme parks. Located directly on the waterfront, Yas Arena will be a new cultural landmark and anchor for the Island’s retail and dining boardwalk promenade. The design incorporates food and beverage areas outside the arena, which form a linear street that stretches down the promenade. This mixed-use outdoor concourse will generate year-round activity in a festival-like atmosphere while linking to the surrounding district. The Arena’s illuminated lantern facade complements existing plans to expand the waterfront at nearby Yas Bay. The design creates the ideal user experience for all types of live events. Its flexibility and technology infrastructure enable it to adapt for events ranging from community gatherings and intimate 500-seat theater performance, to a concert for 18,000 people.

Central Bank of Kuwait London, UK

HOK was selected by the Central Bank of

The design features a 42-storey

An all-glass viewing plataform becomes a

Kuwait to design their spectacular new

triangular, truncated pyramid tower.

beacon by night.

Kuwait City headquarters building.

The two walls which face the sun are

The new building dominates the skyline and creates a modern, comfortable working environment for all users and visitors. The design makes references to local Kuwaiti buildings by echoing the geometry and order of Kuwati architecture.

predominantly stone whilst the north facing elevation is glass. The stone elevations face the city, communicationg the solidity and security appropiate for an important financial institution. The stone absorbs the heat of the sun, harnessing it to ward off the chill of desert nights. Horizontal slots of recessed window openings minimise solar gain.

The transparent north facing wall offers occupants panoramic views across the Gulf whilst revealing the structure's interior. The views are a constant reminder of the importance of the sea in the region’s history of travel and trading, acknowledged by the inclusion of a boat and compass in the Bank’s logo.

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