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Posts tagged as 'Carmody Groarke'

Carmody Groarke's temporary 'Studio Dining East' space for restaurant Bistrotheque afforded views of the 2012 Olympics site in development; photo © Paul-Riddle.com

With the 2012 Olympics coming round that last bend and into view, this year’s geographic-route-fixated London Festival of Architecture decided on ‘The Welcoming City’ as its theme. But just how welcome was that as an idea…

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Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

A new pavilion by UK architectural practice Carmody Groarke has opened in Regent’s Place, London. The structure is the result of a competition that the Architecture Foundation ran in 2007.

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

The competition brief called for a new pavilion at the Osnaburgh Street entrance to Regent’s Place ‘that enriches and activates the public open space at street level’. The winning design consists of a field of 8-metre-high slender columns, supporting a canopy.

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

Created in collaboration with engineers Arup, the pavilion sits in dialogue with the public colonnades that flank each side of the street. Bespoke LED lighting is set into the pattern of the cobbled surface between the columns to uplight the pavilion’s canopy.

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes