George King Architects attended the 43rd BALI National Landscape Awards in London on Friday where the Sousse and Bardo Memorial won two awards, one in the category of Hard Landscaping under £500k and a Special Award for an Outstanding Memorial. The ceremony, held by the British Association of Landscape Industries, is the largest landscaping awards in Europe and celebrates professional excellence within the industry.
The Memorial was submitted into the 2019 Awards by Blakedown Landscapes, the landscaping contractor appointed by GKA to complete the project.
Plans for the redevelopment of Kings Square in Gloucester were announced at a media briefing earlier today.
Inspired by the beauty of the Severn Bore, GKA has designed a series of sculptural stone waves which flow around the four edges of the square. The sculptural edge will be formed from a high quality concrete and aggregate mix and will provide areas of seating and planting and integrates steps and retaining walls.
Read more about the project here
George King has begun his third year of teaching at the University of Greenwich.
This year’s unit brief is entitled Alchemy and will focus on the intersection between craft and technology.
George teaches 2nd and 3rd year students in undergraduate Unit 3 with fellow architects Yeena Yoon and Irene Astrain.
Groundwork has begun in the picturesque Cornish Village of Port Isaac on a four bedroom home designed by GKA.
The house is will be clad in slate, a material traditional to the town. The master bedroom on the first floor will open out onto a balcony with views out towards the Atlantic ocean.
For more information on the Slate House visit our projects page
George King Architects have been appointed by Gloucester City Council to create a series of sculptures as part of the multi million pound regeneration of Gloucester’s Kings Square. Following an open call GKA’s submission was chosen ahead of 33 other entrants.
GKA will now begin work on the design before presenting it to the Kings Quarter Art Commissioning Panel in July.
Construction of the Sousse and Bardo Memorial began in early 2018 and finished in early 2019. The pictorial timeline below shows each key stage of the construction process.
The Sousse and Bardo Memorial designed by George King Architects was officially opened with a ceremony held on Monday 4th March 2019.
Around 300 people attended the ceremony hosted by BBC presenter Ben Brown, with readings from family members who lost loved ones in the attacks and a dedication from Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.
The memorial is dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives, and all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015.
More information about the memorial can be found on our projects page.
On Monday 4th March 2019 the Sousse and Bardo Memorial will be opened by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. The memorial, design by George King Architects, is dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives in two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015.
At the centre of the memorial is a sculpture entitled ‘Infinite Wave’’ which recreates a single wave formed from 31 individual streams, one for each British national who lost their lives in the attacks. The sculpture is made from 745 meters of mirror finish stainless steel tube and is inspired by the fluid geometry of flowing water, frozen in place, as if time has stood still at the moment of the attacks. The landscape surrounding the sculpture continues the theme of water, with a granite amphitheatre flowing out from the sculpture in concentric circles.
The memorial sits within Birmingham’s Grade II listed Cannon Hill Park.
The Cotswold District Council has granted planning permission for a wedding and event space designed by George King Architects.
The Gallery consists of a new 120 capacity venue to be built alongside a number of existing barns. It has been designed to offer a balance between traditional and contemporary architecture. The new building is set behind a wall of curved glass, framing views out across the rural landscape. A sweeping rooftop garden above the venue links the existing Cotswold stone structures with the surrounding landscape.
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GKA travelled to Venice earlier in the week to attend the Architecture Biennale. The visit was arranged as a field trip for the Unit 3 architecture studio that George King teaches at the University of Greenwich. We explored the many pavilions and exhibitions at the Giardini and Arsenale and took in the sites that make up the incredible city of Venice! See below some highlights of the trip.
Fabrication has begun on GKA’s new furniture line, MOD Series. Designed in collaboration with Harris & Harris, MOD Series features two different modules which can be combined in multiple ways to create the perfect furniture layout for any space. MOD Series is formed from marine grade birch plywood and waterproof cushions, making it the perfect solution for an indoor/outdoor space.
Take a closer look at MOD Series on our project page.
George King Architects are honoured to have been chosen to design the Sousse and Bardo Memorial in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. The memorial is dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and to all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015.
Work is progressing fast on GKA’s Cotswold extension project. Erection has begun of the steelwork frame that will support the cantilevered roof. Check back here soon to see how the project develops!
George King Architects have received planning approval for a four bedroom ‘Slate House’ in the Cornwall village of Port Isaac. The four bedroom house features a hanging slate facade and views out towards the Atlantic Ocean. Take a look at our projects page for more information.
George King has been announced as a member of the design jury for the Passageways 2.0 Design competition. Passageways 2.0 is an international call for multi-disciplinary design teams to submit proposals for a $80,000 permanent installation to be housed in a passageway in downtown Chattanooga.