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04 May 2023

Studies in stone: award-winning projects discussed

Studies in stone: award-winning projects discussed

Taking place on Tuesday 6 June as part of Architects' Day, the session ‘Studies in stone: award-winning projects discussed’ runs from 12 - 1pm and will explore a selection of the award-winning projects with insights from the architects involved, culminating with the announcement of the award for the UK’s favourite stone project.

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Out of the individual category-winners from Stone Federation Great Britain's Natural Stone Awards, we're delighted to be joined by representatives from Eric Parry ArchitectsCaulfield Wright ArchitectsFeilden Fowles, and Gillespies who will each present a PechaKucha-style presentation highlighting their schemes' exemplary use of stone.

Attendance is free, provided you pre-register by 16 May.

Session programme:

12:00 – 12:05   Introduction

12:05 – 12:15   Chelsea Barracks - Phase IV, London

Eric Parry Architects will discuss Chelsea Barracks - Phase IV, winner in the New Build: Modern Style Stone Cladding category.

Situated in Belgravia, Chelsea Barracks is a world-class development comprising a rare collection of apartments, penthouses and townhouses, set around seven garden squares. Phase IV comprised a complicated and extensive package of externals over three buildings (6, 7 and 8) arranged around a private courtyard. Each building is six storeys with a two-storey penthouse set back at the upper levels; they each feature complicated parapets with dentril detailing.

12:15 – 12:25   Lenaboy, Malahide, County Dublin

Hilary Caulfield Wright, Director at Caulfield Wright Architects, will discuss Lenaboy, winner in the Interiors: Commercial & Residential category.

Lenaboy, Malahide, County Dublin

This new bespoke staircase was constructed within a contemporary family home, designed and built to exploit spectacular views over the Irish Sea and Lambay Island.
On entering the hallway, the design and form of the Portuguese Limestone stair, set within its segmental re-entrant, is emphasised and enhanced by vertical light flooding in from its overhead skylight.

Hilary Caulfield is a co-owner of Caulfield Wright Architects, established in Dublin in 2015 with her husband David Wright.  The practice works primarily with private clients on end-user commissions across a range of project types including residential, commercial, educational, healthcare and technology.   Hilary and David have won several awards for their work and in summer 2023 will complete a significant new build residential project in Dublin in conjunction with Jamie Fobert Architects and Landscape Architect Luciano Giubbilei.

12:25 – 12:35   The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle

Ingrid Petit, Associate at Feilden Fowles, will discuss The Fratry, winner in the Repair & Restoration: Ecclesiastical category.

The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral

Originally built in 1122 in a Norman architectural style, the cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle, Cumbria. This latest transformation of the Grade I-Listed medieval Fratry at Carlisle Cathedral is the most significant physical intervention on the cathedral site for more than 150 years. The Fratry was built between 1465 and 1490 as the priory refectory, and houses one of the finest cathedral library collections of books in the country.

Ingrid joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction from the Architecture School of Versailles. 
At Feilden Fowles, Ingrid has worked on a range of projects across residential, cultural and heritage sectors. She was Project Architect on the recently completed schemes at Pinewood School and the grade 1 listed extension to Carlisle Cathedral, the Fratry. Ingrid was selected as one of the RIBA J’s 2020 Rising Stars in recognition of her talents and achievements. Ingrid is also a finalist in the MJ Long Prize, as part of the W Awards 2021.

12:35 – 12:45   Elephant Springs, Elephant Park, London

Neil Matthew, Senior Associate Landscape Architect at Gillespies, will discuss Elephant Springs, winner in the Landscaping: Commercial & Public Realm category.

Elephant Springs, Elephant Park, London

Located in Elephant and Castle, this 420m² natural playscape is a central part of a wider £2.5bn revitalisation of the area which is looking to create a benchmark for city living.
The park is a celebration of nature and a tribute to Elephant and Castle’s diverse population and existing ecology, offering everyone living in or visiting the area unforgettable social and recreational experiences, and an opportunity to slow down and connect with nature. Elephant Springs was designed to feel like a natural part of the landscape, a rocky, watery landscape with multiple mounds, ravines and channels inspired by the natural world.

Neil is project manager for Elephant Park, the regeneration of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle into a new mixed-use sustainable community. Neil led the creation of the award-winning playscape Elephant Springs within the new two-acre public park at the heart of Elephant Park.

12:45 – 13:00   Presentation of Awards

The session will be followed by an invitation-only networking lunch from 1 - 2pm.

To read more about each of the projects visit the website.


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