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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.
HOKâ€™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. HOKâ€™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 clientâ€™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 worldâ€™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 buildingâ€™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 clientâ€™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. hok.com/thought-leadership
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
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 â€“ professional services, charitable donations and volunteerism â€“ 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
Timberyard Deptford, London, UK
Working closely with the London Borough of Lewishamâ€™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 faĂ§ade system and unit plans designed to accommodate modular construction systems to offer a unitised faĂ§ade 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, Chinaâ€™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.
waterâ€™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, HOKâ€™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
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 HOKâ€™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 Millsâ€™ 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
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 buildingâ€™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),
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
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 buildingâ€™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
HOKâ€™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 Kingâ€™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,
Museumâ€™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
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, itâ€™s light, its airy, but probably more important than that, is that itâ€™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)
Guyâ€™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,
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
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
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
â€œConnecting Minds, Creating the Futureâ€?
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
in the emerging tourism market of the
connected by means of a continuous,
Middle East Gulf States region. HOK's
waterâ€™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 waterâ€™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,
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 Arabiaâ€™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
Malaysiaâ€™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
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.
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SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
Green roofs insulate the building to reduce heat gain.
Replicating the natural system in combination with bioswale to reduce the environmental impact.
ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEMS
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.
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
Universityâ€™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
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 UAEâ€™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 Islandâ€™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 Arenaâ€™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 regionâ€™s history of travel and trading, acknowledged by the inclusion of a boat and compass in the Bankâ€™s logo.
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