We are delighted to have won the Refurb Award at the AJ Architecture Awards 2019 for the Science Gallery London. We are humbled and grateful to the AJ and judges for this recognition – it has been a long journey.
“The Science Gallery Network consists of leading universities united around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.”
Science Gallery International Website
The Science Gallery opened its doors last September 2018, and it’s been a real joy to see it quickly become a key part of the rapidly evolving London Bridge area. The gallery, as well as supporting its own students and academics, is also there to directly serve and work for the wider communities of Southwark, Lambeth and beyond. The exhibitions are free and offer a view on the potential of what’s possible when you combine art and science, research and practice with a central focus in engaging young people.
This project has been with us for 8 years, and it has been a privilege to develop this new space with our clients at Kings’ College London.
A quote from one of the Architects Journal judges stood out to us – ‘from a sustainable design perspective, the scheme has tackled all of the bottom-line issues – social, economic and environmental’. At LTS, we are committed to engaging with solutions to the climate emergency, we do this by proposing low carbon solutions and always support outcomes which holistically consider truly sustainable outcomes. We are a signatory of both the Architects Declare as well as AJ’s RetroFirst campaign, so it is really special to be awarded this accolade for a project that addresses so many of the issues highlighted by both initiatives.
It is hoped that the refurbishment and reuse of an existing building (formerly the home of a McDonald’s restaurant and a carpark) will embed a range of positive uses into the heart of King’s College Guy’s campus and Southwark for many years to come.
This project was a real team effort and we are so thankful and proud of our fantastic design team.