Ramboll. Hastings Pier. Shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize. Image: Daniel Shearing.
Following a seven year heroic restoration project, the community-owned Hastings Pier now reflects a pier for the 21st Century. It is a vibrant and dynamic public space that has meant so much to so many. Collaboration between the community, the Council, Ramboll as the engineers and the vision of dRMM architects has delivered this valuable asset that accommodates a whole host of uses, from music concerts, to international markets. Read more about why Hastings Pier deserves your vote in the UK's most prestigious prize for new buildings. Place your vote here.
The British Museum site in Bloomsbury is the realisation of an extremely complicated brief in terms of spatial challenges, technical requirements, and engineering technologies. The building consists of five vertically linked pavilions (one of which is located entirely underground), and houses a new exhibition gallery, laboratories and conservation studios, storage, and facilities to support the Museum’ logistical requirements and loans programme. Read more about why The British Museum deserves your vote for this year's RIBA People Choice Award. Place your vote here.
The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize will be chosen by a select line-up of judges but RIBA are inviting you to vote for your favourite, with the most popular building receiving the 'People's Choice' award. Both the RIBA Stirling Prize winner and 'People's Choice' award will be announced on Tuesday 31st October.
The much loved Victorian pleasure pier at Hastings has risen like a phoenix following decades of abuse, thanks to a group of local people and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Ramboll played a key role in the restoration and regeneration of Hastings Pier, offering strategic advice to both the Pier Trust and Hastings Borough Council.
The world's first public national museum, the British Museum, was established in 1753 in Bloomsbury, London. Over time, its buildings were developed to accommodate the museum's growing collections. Inadequate exhibition space and scattered conservation facilities recently prompted the redevelopment of buildings in the north east corner of the site to provide a new gallery, conservation and science centre, collections management hub and storage.
Working directly with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, we helped co-ordinate the brief and design for the 18,000 sq m purpose-built facility. To minimise impact, a significant proportion (about 60%) of the new building is located underground and its structural line steps back from adjacent properties. Surcharge loads were verified and st ...