2017

PA & Project Administrator

August 2017

6a architects is looking for a bright, enthusiastic and dedicated PA & Project Administrator to support the directors and wider studio in the daily running of a busy architecture practice. The position is integral to the studio and the successful individual will work closely with the two directors and colleagues, providing administrative assistance across a range of projects. German language skills will be considered favourably, as one of the directors teaches at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The role will suit someone with a genuine passion for architecture and/or the arts who is keen to be at the heart of a fast-paced creative environment.


The PA and Project Administrator role is diverse with a range of responsibilities. To view the full job description click here.


 To apply, please send a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to post@6a.co.uk no later than 9am, Tuesday 29th August. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so early applications are advised.

 

Citroën Cultural Centre, Brussels

July 2017

6a architects has been shortlisted to design the new Citroën Cultural Centre in Brussels, Belgium, together with Belgian teammates architecten de vylder vinck tailleau and AgwA

Housed in a 1930s Citroën car garage in central Brussels, the 35,000sqm building will be a satellite of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Containing a museum of modern and contemporary art and a museum of architecture, it will be the largest museum built in Brussels since the beginning of the 20th century.

RIBA Stirling Prize 

July 2017

The Photography Studio for Juergen Teller has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize. The award recognises the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The building’s nomination comes following its award as London’s Building of the Year by the RIBA in June. The winner will be announced on 31st October at the Roundhouse, London.

Catalogue

July 2017

Andrew Hale interviews 6a architects on art spaces and the future of galleries on Cork Street, London in the Summer 2017 issue of Catalogue.

Maritime Museum, Antwerp

6a architects, in collaboration with the Belgian practices, architectecten de vylder vinck taillieu,  Bureau Barbara Van der Wee, Denis Dujardin BVBA and doorzon interieurarchitecten have been shortlisted to develop a new Maritime Museum on a dry docks site in North Antwerp.

The project is part of a masterplan devised by the Flemish Government Architect, Vlaams Bouwmeester and commissioned by AG Vespa and Antwerp City Council, to regenerate nine classified docks into a new ‘Maritime Park’ of which the museum will be the centre point.


Photograph by Tim Van de Velde

Park Hill Art Space, Sheffield

announced 10 July 2017

6a architects has been shortlisted by S1 Artspace to convert a wing of the Brutalist Park Hill estate into an international arts venue for the production, exhibition and research of outstanding art and culture. Park Hill was originally completed in 1961 and the new 70,000 sqft art space will open in 2022.


Photograph from 'Reyner Banham on Park Hill', Architectural Review December 1961

Museum of the Year

July 2017

The Hepworth Wakefield was announced yesterday evening as the winner of the Art Fund’s prestigious award, Museum of the Year 2017. Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar complimented its ‘breathtaking sequence of special exhibitions’. 

Earlier this year, 6a architects worked with The Hepworth Wakefield to design the exhibition 'Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield', which can be seen in the Art Fund's short film on the museum here.


Photograph by Lewis Ronald

RIBA National Award

June 2017

6a architect's Photography Studio for Juergen Teller has won a 2017 riba National Award. The awards recognise buildings across the uk that make a significant contribution to architecture.

The judges commended the studio as a 'sublime' building that is a 'mature and confident statement of orderliness and precision, whilst also being relaxed and playful.' 

New London Awards

June 2017

The Photography Studio for Juergen Teller has been shortlisted for a 2017 New London Award as one of the best workplaces in the capital. Supported by the Mayor of London, the New London Awards recognise exemplary architecture in the city. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5 July.

Rubens' House and Garden

June 2017

6a architects has been shortlisted by Antwerp City Council to consider the future of the house and grounds of Renaissance painter Peter Paul Rubens. As one of four teams, selected from 57 entries, the practice will prepare strategies to establish new arrival, gallery, education and library buildings on the central Antwerp site. 


Peter Paul Rubens, The Garden Walk, "Rubens with Hélène Fourment en Nicholas Rubens", 1631

6a in conversation with Jonathan Anderson

17th June 2017

6a architects’ founding director Stephanie Macdonald will join fashion designer Jonathan Anderson and design historian Emily King in conversation at the Hepworth Wakefield on Saturday 17th June 2017 at 12pm. They will explore the intersecting art and design practices that come together in the collaboration between 6a, Jonathan Anderson and the Hepworth for the current exhibition, Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield. 


Photograph by Lewis Ronald

RIBA London Building of the Year 2017

6a architects has won two riba Regional Awards 2017 and London Building of the year. The studio complex for Juergen Teller won London's Building of the Year at the Royal Institute of British Architects. This follows its riba London Award and an riba East Award for Cowan Court, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Both buildings will now be considered for national riba Awards, to be announced in June.

Cowan Court wins a RIBA East Award

Cowan Court, 6a architects' 68-room hall of residence for Churchill College, University of Cambridge, has won an riba East Awards 2017. The project will now go through to the national awards which take place in June.

6a shortlisted for two 2017 RIBA Awards

Announced April 2017

Two projects by 6a architects have been shortlisted for 2017 riba Awards.

 

Cowan Court is a 68-room hall of residence for Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Completed in August 2016, it is the first completely new court since the Grade-II listed college was founded in the early 1960s. 6a's building transforms the raw sensuality of the original brick- and board-marked concrete into an innovative, contemporary, low-energy timber building.

 

The Photography Studio for Juergen Teller spans a long and narrow plot in west London. 6a designed a series of three individual buildings, comprising offices and archive, a top-lit studio space and ensemble of ancillary rooms. Each unit is punctuated with a garden inspired by those that spring naturally in ruinous or untouched corners of the city. 

 

Disobedient Bodies at The Hepworth Wakefield

Friday 17th  March - Sunday 18th June 2017

Disobedient Bodies opens at The Hepworth Wakefield.

 

Curated by fashion designer Jonathan Anderson and designed by 6a architects and ok-rm, the exhibition investigates the way the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers across the 20th and 21st centuries. A selection of sculptures, many from The Hepworth’s collection, will be on display alongside notable fashion pieces and objects of craft and design.

 

On Saturday 3rd June Jonathan Anderson will be in conversation with Stephanie Macdonald of 6a architects and design historian Emily King. Tickets are available here.

  

The Hepworth Wakefield

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Just Add Juergen

March 2017

James McLachlan reviews Juergen Teller's new studio in Icon Magazine (165). The feature includes photographs by Juergen Teller of a harpist in the studio and Charlotte Rampling in the garden.

Where does architecture meet art?

February 2017

On Art and Architecture: Tom Emerson and Richard Wentworth

 

9 February 2017

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Frieze Academy

Second Home

68-80 Hanbury Street

London E1 5JL

 

Where does architecture meet art and how can the seemingly mundane aspects of the city influence creative production, whether that of artists or architects? Richard Wentworth is an artist who works with the familiar and the everyday, yet who finds in the quotidian a kind of human inventiveness that is almost magical. Tom Emerson is an architect whose practice draws upon broader history and culture: film, literature, craft and a world beyond building – which nevertheless is what makes building possible.

The talk brings together the artist and the architect, in attempt to trace the seemingly invisible and the ordinary that influence the way we construct, design and reflect upon the world around us. The event is part of a new series on Art and Architecture curated by Edwin Heathcote and hosted by Second Home in East London.


Photograph by Richard Wentworth, Making Do and Getting By, London early 20th century


Timber Brut

January 2017

Jay Merrick reviews 6a's recently completed Cowan Court at Churchill College Camrbidge in the Architects' Journal