Competition win for National Railway Museum

We are unbelievably delighted to have won this prestigious design competition for Central Hall at the National Railway Museum in York to transform the visitor arrival experience and integrate the museum’s estate in time for its 50th anniversary in 2025.

Inspired by the site’s former uses, our design concept references the history of locomotive roundhouses and railway turntables with its central two-storey rotunda, clad with recycled patinated copper and lit with high clerestory glazing. The design also expresses the team’s low-tech philosophy, dramatically reducing reliance on concrete and steel to lower embodied carbon through a beautifully crafted, timber frame structure.

A huge thanks to the whole competition team and in particular our wonderful collaborators Max Fordham and Price & Myers. You can find out more about our winning entry here.

National Railway Museum, York: competition designs revealed

Our design for the National Railway Museum reflects the spirit of the great railway architecture of the 19th century, generating uplifting and jubilant spaces that celebrate the excitement and reverence for the railways. The design is based on the team’s low-tech philosophy, dramatically reducing our reliance on concrete and steel to lower embodied carbon through a beautifully crafted timber frame structure. A combination of passive design principles and active systems reduce the site wide operational carbon footprint by 80%.

More information and visuals of our entry here. Congratulations to all shortlisted finalists, check out all entries here.

Shortlisted for National Railway Museum competition

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the National Railway Museum Central Hall design competition at York. The project is for a 4,500 sqm Central Hall to bridge between the museum’s two main halls and integrate the museum as a whole. From an open international competition of 76 teams from 19 countries, we are now working in a shortlist of five, with the winner announced in March 2020. It’s going to be an exciting three months! Full details of the competition can be found here.

Stirling Prize Awards Ceremony

It was a real pleasure for the whole Feilden Fowles team to join the Stirling Prize Awards Ceremony for the shortlisted Yorkshire Sculpture Park project, The Weston. An excellent atmosphere and a brilliant selection of projects all round. Huge congratulations to the winners this year at Mikhail Riches for the very worthy winner Goldsmith Street.

The Weston makes the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist

We are absolutely thrilled that The Weston gallery and visitor centre in the magnificent Yorkshire Sculpture Park has made the prestigious RIBA Stirling shortlist. What an incredible journey this has been for everyone involved, a huge congratulations and thanks to all the project and studio team, particularly our amazing client, YSP! Check out the amazing shortlisted projects here.

The Weston is now open at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

We are thrilled to announce this new visitor centre, gallery and restaurant is now open to the public at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We have enjoyed a wonderful week of opening activities and press, including write ups in the AJ, Wallpaper*, the Guardian, Dezeen and BD. Thank you to all who have helped this inspiring project come to life!

Construction at Carlisle Cathedral has begun

We’ve had an exciting start on the Fratry project in Carlisle. Medieval Cathedrals turn out lots of surprises when excavation takes place! It’s been wonderful to strip back this historic interior to its former glory and see the whole space as one. More on the project in the recent AJ write up here.

Big-league breakthrough

Nice to have formally ’emerged’ in the AJ’s round up of the year, and we are pleased to be on their ‘People to watch in 2019’ write up. It’s been an intense past few years but great to see some of the results of the hard work coming through. Full article here.