GA collaboration wins 2012 RIBA AWARD
Gumuchdjian Architects are delighted to announce that the Pompidou Centre-Metz has received a 2012 RIBA Award.
Gumuchdjian Architects collaborated with Shigeru Ban Architects and Jean de Gastines Architectes on winning the commission at international competition back in 2003 fighting off amongst others Herzog de Meuron and Dominique Perrault.
The competition design remains faithful to the Piano + Rogers original ethos of public accessibility but is a radical departure from the steel and glass architecture of the Parisian masterpiece.
The building's sweeping roofline and dramatic soaring timber structure create a powerful cultural beacon at the head of the regeneration area that is still in its early days of development.
Opened by President Sarkozy in 2010 the building has received over 1 million visitors.
Gumuchdjian Architects are delighted to have received the 2010 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for the Artists’ House. Marco Goldschmied, who co-judged the award, explained:
"From the clever opening up of the rear garden, to the sweeping top-lit three-storey staircase, the overall effect is to transform a utilitarian box into a glorious continuum of spaces, flowing and interconnecting in unexpected ways, with every corner bringing a new surprise."
The design is considered from the inside out and the outside in, thus Todd Longstaffe Gowan’s magnificently exotic garden and the clients’ inspired eye for detail become integral to the completeness of the architectural composition.
The generous Prize is funded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation in memory of the aspiring young architect Stephen Lawrence whose life was tragically cut short.
Gumuchdjian Architects first won the Award in 2003 for the Think Tank in Skibbereen.
Gumuchdjian Architects are proud to announce that the Centre Pompidou-Metz was opened by the President of France on 11 May 2010.
The commission for the new Pompidou Centre-Metz was won at international competition by a collaboration between Shigeru ban Architects, Jean de Gastines Architectes and Philip Gumuchdjian in 2003.
The winning competition scheme has been faithfully developed and built out by Shigeru Ban Europe and Jean de Gastines Architectes, the completed building rising to the challenge of providing an architectural sequel to the iconic Centre Pompidou in Paris completed in 1976.
Saturday 29 May 2010, 11.00 am
Faculty of Architecture Roma Tre
Room: Urbano VIII
Via Madonna dei monti, 40
Exhibition open from 29th of May to 17th of June
Gumuchdjian architects are delighted to announce that the Artists’ House designed for Valentine and Regis Franc has received an RIBA Award.
The project involved the complete transformation of a 1950’s Modernist terrace house that had remained largely untouched since the 1960’s. Working within the idiom of the existing building, volumes were opened up, a new terrace and curved glass conservatory added and a dramatic saw toothed stair inserted into the heart of the building. The result is a light filled family home, a theatre for entertaining, a place for contemplation, and an artist studio all in one.
A shared vision and close collaboration characterised the design process and has created the highly individual design with surprising spatial and functional diversity.
The house overlooks a spectacular garden designed by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan.
"You would be forgiven for thinking it's a forgotten Modern movement masterpiece by Robert Mallet-Stevens. In fact it's the product of some admirable ingenuity by the architect Philip Gumuchdjian."
The Sorrell Foundation commissioned the practice to work with local 14-19 year olds to generate a concept design for a £3m Youth Club.
Urban Design March degree show at the Bartlett
Philip Gumuchdjian, Denise Murray, tutors
"It was only until he showed me the material for the book that I realized the breadth, quality and sensitivity of the work he has quietly been developing over the past ten years." Richard Rogers