SITE VISIT: STRATFORD PAVILION, LONDON2nd of December 2021
ACME enjoy a winter site visit to the recently completed Stratford Pavilion. This vertical piazza is a new place in Stratford to gather, relax and enjoy views of the Olympic Park and the developing East Bank from the publicly accessible rooftop.
ON SITE: FOLKESTONE HARBOUR & SEAFRONT22nd of November 2021
Site work continues to progress well for Folkestone Harbour & Seafront residential development. Phase one, consisting of 84 homes, is due for completion late 2022. Each new home will have spectacular views out to sea and along the coastline, as well as access to a new shared communal green space.
SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT: LONDON BUILD EXPO 202118th of November 2021
ACME joins the Sustainability Stage at London Build Expo 2021 for a discussion about Healthy Buildings, Spaces and People with Hawkins\Brown, PRP, UCL, Manea Kella and Morris+Company.
OFFICIAL OPENING: CANOPY BY HILTON, LONDON CITY11th of November 2021
Canopy by Hilton London City Hotel and Portsoken Community Centre in Aldgate celebrate their
official opening today!
City of London’s Alderman and Sheriff Nicholas Lyons led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
RIBA HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2021: BUMPERS OAST28th of October 2021
Bumpers Oast has been selected as a finalist for RIBA House of the Year 2021. The winner will be announced during Channel 4’s Grand Designs: House of the Year, which will air later this year.
OPEN: CANOPY BY HILTON, LONDON CITY20th of October 2021
UK's first Canopy by Hilton opens in London!
Located in Aldgate, the hotel design by ACME is inspired by the area's rich local heritage.
Open for bookings here
SOFT OPENING: CANOPY BY HILTON, LONDON16th of October 2021
ACME celebrates the soft opening of Canopy by Hilton, London City. The hotel will open for bookings from 20 October 2021!
VISION: METRO CAMPUS, DUSSELDORF12th of October 2021
ACME's mixed-use Metro Campus scheme will create a diverse, lively urban quarter for the city of Düsseldorf.
A collaboration with Stadt Land Fluss, Kieran Fraser Landscape Design and Transsolar.
STRUCTURAL TIMBER AWARDS 2021: PAVILION6th of October 2021
IQL Pavilion in Stratford is the overall winner at the Structural Timber Awards 2021.
Split over three floors, the Pavilion is an extremely lightweight timber structure that sits on top of a DLR tunnel with limited allowances for additional weight or foundations. Constructed using cross-laminated and glue-laminated timber panels, only shallow concrete foundations were needed. Timber has a much lower carbon footprint than more traditional materials and provides warmth and tactility to the interior.
"Sustainable timber buildings are not only the optimal way of reaching zero carbon targets but are also aesthetically and structurally outstanding.”
Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association
ON SITE: SWANSEA ARENA1st of October 2021
Gold pleated cladding of the Swansea Arena is well underway. Perforations in the anodised aluminium panels incorporate over 93,000 individual LEDs which enable the facade to become a giant moving image.
The Swansea Arena is a key element in the £135m Copr Bay phase one district being developed by Swansea Council and advised by development managers RivingtonHark.
Due to open its doors in early 2022, this multi-purpose 3,500-capacity indoor arena, to be operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), will bring a wide variety of live entertainment to Swansea including music, comedy, theatre and e-sports.
Buckingham Group Contracting are leading on Copr Bay phase one’s construction.