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BUILDING
 
 
Selfridges & Co.
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DESIGNER
 
 
Future Systems
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MATERIALS
 
aluminium, cement

 

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
West Midlands
County
West Midlands
Metropolitan borough
Birmingham
Town
Birmingham
Address
Park street/Moor street
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Department stores, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2000    
Realisation
2000 - 2003
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AWARDS
 
2004
RIBA Award for Architecture
2004
Concrete Society Award
Overall Winner
2004
Structural Steel Awards
2004
Royal Fine Art Commission Trust
Retail Innovation
2004
Project Award Winner
Institution of Civil Engineer
2004
Civic Trust Award
2004
Retail Week Awards
Retail Destination of the Year
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Ingrid Paoletti, "Un sandwich per solaio", Il giornale dell'architettura 66, ottobre 2008, "Tecnologia e materiali" p. 14
Fabrizio Fiorentino, "Grande magazzino Selfridges a Birmingham, Regno Unito/Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham, United Kingdom", L'industria delle costruzioni 379, novembre-ottobre/november-october 2004 [Il commercio e le sue forme], pp. 40-49
Simon Cardwell, "Il metallo che verrà", Il giornale dell'architettura 14, gennaio 2004, "Tecnologie e materiali" p.12
"Magasin Selfridges, Birmingham, Royaume-Uni. Jan Kaplicky et Amanda Levete, Future Systems", L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui 349, novembre-décembre/november-december 2003, pp.80-83
Deyan Sudjic, "Icona urbana/Urban Icon", Domus 863, ottobre/october 2003, "Servizi/Features" pp. 64-83
"Future Systems. Grande magazzino/Department store. Birmingham", Domus 851, settembre/september 2002, p. 50
"Future Systems. Grande magazzino Selfridges, Birmingham" in Next. 8. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. 2002, Marsilio, Venezia 2002, "Negozi" pp. 294-297
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
June 20, 2006
Coinciding with Architecture Week (the national public celebration of contemporary architecture), Royal Mail had issue a set of 6 stamps depicting the most modern of modern British Architecture.
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CLIENT
 
 
Selfridges & Co.
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AMOUNT
 
 
£ 60.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 25.000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners
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STAFF
 
Project architect
Jan Kaplicky, Amanda Levete
Design team
Soren Aagaard, Nerida Bergin, Sarah Jane Bowen, Sheema Chauhan, Julian Flannery, Harvinder Gabhari, Dominic Harris, Nicola Hawkins, Matthew Heywood, Candas Jennings, Jan Kaplicky, Amanda Levete, Iain Mackay, Glenn Moorley, Andrea Morgante, Thorsten Overberg, Angus Pond, Jessica Salt, Severin Soder
Facades consultant
Arup
Systems
Arup
Project management
Hanscomb
Faithful + Gould
Quantity surveyor
Boyden & Co.
General contractor
Laing O’Rourke
Sir Robert McAlpine
 
 
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