04.03.2021 Phase 3 of our Paspoel Anders project has begun on site! Phase 3 provides 62 social housing units and is due for completion in June 2022. The project is now midway through a complex choreography of phasing, demolition, decanting and new construction, with many of the residents have moved into their new homes with great success.
17.12.2020 FCBStudios, working with Architecture 00, Studio Woodroffe Papa, Planit-IE, Buro Happold and CDRM Services have been announced as winners of a Camden Council competition for a £136 million regeneration of two light industrial parks just north of King’s Cross. The project aims to deliver a ‘highly sustainable, inclusive and innovative’ mixed-use transformation of two sites in the Borough. Plans for the sites at 120-136 Camley Street and nearby 3-30 Cedar Way, will meet objectives set out in the Camley Street Neighbourhood Development Plan which has been developed by the local community over recent years.
03.12.2020 We are proud to announce that Legendre UK recently commenced the construction of our Dockley Road housing scheme in Bermondsey, South London. The scheme will tie into Southwark's 'LowLine' with new ground floor units working in tandem with traders in the railway arches opposite creating a lively streetscape with weekend market trading The scheme has been designed in collaboration with Poggi Architecture.
12.10.2020 We’re pleased to announce that the consortium of BUUR, Latz + Partner, Greisch and Studio Woodroffe Papa are now working on the design of two Ring Parks in Antwerp.
15.09.2020 The Old Dairy has been shortlisted for the 2020 Blueprint Awards in the best Non-Public Building Category. The winners will be announced in November.
16.06.2020 We’re pleased to announce the completion of the Old Dairy, a mixed-use residential scheme adjacent to St George’s Gardens in Bloomsbury, Central London.
01.09.2019 Jonathan Woodroffe, together with Madir Shah, have curated Productive Amsterdam: Space for a new Economy - an analytical overview of the winning submissions to Europan 14, a biannual international architectural design competition. How can Amsterdam’s provision of workspace and housing respond to a diversifying, expanding population? What design strategies can revitalize and optimize under-utilised spaces in the city? And what guidelines are needed to organize mixed-use, productive neighbourhoods? These questions and others are tackled by the award-winning designs, presented alongside a series of essays highlighting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
16.05.2019 Studio Woodroffe Papa are honoured to have been contributors to Levitt Bernstein's Housing Design Handbook, which has been shortlisted for 'Architectural Collaboration of the Year' in the AJ100 Awards! The winners will be announced at the ceremony in June, but in the meantime, you can view the shortlist here.
08.04.2019 Studio Woodroffe Papa's Dockley Road scheme in Bermondsey has been approved at planning committee in Southwark, South London. The scheme will tie into Southwark's 'LowLine' with new ground floor units working in tandem with traders in the railway arches opposite to add to the array of artisan producers already operating in the area, creating a lively streetscape with weekend market trading. It will also bring 111 new homes to the area, 35% of which will be affordable. The scheme has been designed in collaboration with Poggi Architecture.
03.01.2019 Studio Woodroffe Papa and Architecture 00 have been commissioned to deliver a strategic study of five South London locations and their wider area that establishes a vision for the estates’ future development, and opportunities for growth and transformation. Also part of the study is an implementation plan that details individual projects, identifies potential timeframes, phasing options, quantum of homes and other opportunities such as mixed-use and public realm.
14.11.2018 Dominic Papa is speaking at the latest of a series of talks hosted by architects Fourthspace organised for the 2018 London Festival of Architecture.
Negroni Talks #6 Our City: Is architecture under control?
Architects were once seen as ‘master builders’ controlling the process and delivery of buildings, and the spaces that shape cities. This role has weakened over time with developers, contractors and project managers empowered more than ever. Some might argue that architects are complicit in agendas that are predominantly profit driven and no longer define what Architecture is or can be?
02.10.2018 tudio Woodroffe Papa are delighted to have been invited to contribute to the new edition of the Housing Design Handbook, now in production, written by David Levitt and Jo McCafferty - two recognised authorities in the field. The book features contributions from more than 20 other leading practitioners and over 60 case studies from across the UK and continental Europe.
Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for decades, with too few homes built, too often of dubious quality, and costing too much to buy, rent or inhabit. It doesn’t have to be like this. Bringing together a wealth of experience from a wide range of housing experts, this completely revised edition of The Housing Design Handbook provides an authoritative, comprehensive and systematic guide to best practice in what is perhaps the most contentious and complex field of architectural design.
This book sets out design principles for all the essential components of successful housing design – including placemaking, typologies and density, internal and external space, privacy, security, tenure, and community engagement – illustrated with case studies of schemes by architecture practices working across the UK and continental Europe.
04.09.2018 Studio Woodroffe Papa are contributors to the recently released Places that Work report. The report is a collaboration between Architecture 00, GVA and Dan Hill and with contributions from Centre for London and S333 Architecture + Urbanism.
The report looks at how London can meet its growth challenges by mixing a wide range of employment spaces with residential and other uses. The research identifies the scale of the opportunity for a 'New London Mix" to deliver an additional 20% of light industrial employment capacity alongside new homes in London. The ‘New London Mix’ is focused on the significant delivery potential of mixing a wide range of commercial space with residential and other uses, which should complement simply protecting or intensifying industrial land for solely employment use. This approach can create significant local benefits by retaining and growing existing and new businesses, allowing for additional much-needed homes to be delivered and underpinning an inclusive and sustainable model for urban growth. Read more from Architecture 00, or view the full report here.
27.06.2018 Antwerp Ring 'Segment Noord' presented to the general public in Antwerp. Studio Woodroffe Papa, Latz + Partner and Greisch worked in a project team led by BUUR to deliver a vision for 'Segment Noord' comprising the districts of Luchtbal, Merksem, the Albert Canal and Noordkasteel. Read more about the project here.
12.06.2018 Jurong Lake District Masterplan show-cased at the World City Summit, Singapore. Studio Woodroffe Papa worked alongside project leaders KCAP Architects & Planners to deliver the Jurong Lake District masterplan, which aims to capitalise on the site’s proximity to the future Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail line. Read more about the project here.
30.05.2018 Working alongside an enviable list of practices, we are pleased to announce our appointment on Transport for London's and the Greater London Authority's Architecture Design and Urbanism Panel (ADUP 2), featuring in the housing and mixed-use category. This prestigious panel will advise London’s public sector on how to deliver the best quality building and design work.
Our proposals were the result of a collaboration with Levitt Bernstein and Grimshaw Architects. With over 200 shortlisted applicants, we were chosen to support the Mayor’s regeneration programmers and priorities, as well as other public sector-funded projects in London and beyond. As one of 12 members appointed to the Lot 4 panel, we will use our expertise to ensure the successful delivery of projects of all scales, from large estate regeneration to small new build developments. You can find out more information here.
08.03.2018 How can our cities support an emerging spirit of collective life, service and collaboration? Dominic will be giving a lecture at Portsmouth University’s Eldon Building as part of a mini-symposium hosted by the Cluster for Sustainable Cities. Dominic will discuss how architecture and urbanism needs to address the changing patterns of living, healthcare and new knowledge-based economies and networks.
27.02.2018 Studio Woodroffe Papa's Paspoel Anders project features in the Social Housing – New European Projects exhibition which opened at the Centre for Architecture in Manhattan on the 19th of February. Photo credit: © Erik Bardin
Exhibition curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects featuring projects and contributions by: Adam Khan Architects (UK), Assemble (UK), Avenier & Cornejo Architectes (France), Chartier Dalix (France), Hans van der Heijden (The Netherlands), Einszueins (Austria), Hawkins\Brown (UK), Haworth Tompkins Architects (UK), Karakusevic Carson Architects (UK), Lacaton & Vassal (France), LAN architecture (France), Mae (UK), Mecanoo (The Netherlands), Mikhail Riches Architects (UK), Mole (UK), muf architecture/art (UK), Niall McLaughlin Architects (UK), Studio Woodroffe Papa (UK & NL), Sergison Bates architects (UK & CH), TVK (France), Witherford Watson Mann (UK) and zanderroth architeckten (Germany). The exhibition was first shown at the Royal Institution of British Architects in London from 18 April to 28 May 2017.
12.01.2018 Studio Woodroffe Papa on site in Tongeren this week as the first phase of our Paspoel Anders project nears completion.
28.11.17 We are witnessing the growth in work environments suited to the new patterns of the creative and technology industries. Simultaneously service delivery patterns are beginning to move over into the residential sector. How can new types of residential buildings and neighbourhoods accommodate crossovers between living and working, support work spaces, neighbourhood resources, and improved integration with local mobility patterns.
Dominic gave a lecture on this subject at a one-day symposium in Berlin; a collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Architectural Association Housing and Urbanism Programme, TU Berlin Chair of Architectural Theory & Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization, and Hybrid Lab Berlin.
02.11.17 Studio Woodroffe Papa participated in a review panel advising Pillar Management on their masterplan for New Hansa, the future expansion of Riga’s city centre.
09.11.17 Jonathan presented the place making principles for the Singapore’s Jurong Lake District masterplan at the Green Urbanscape Asia conference, held in Singapore from the 9-11th November.
28.09.2017 Studio Woodroffe Papa’s Senior Architect Frank Provoost presented our Paspoel Anders project to the Flemish construction and development community in Bilzen, BE as part of the Bouw Info Limburg series of talks.
08.09.2017 Jurong Lake District Masterplan unveiled for new Singapore quarter. Studio Woodroffe Papa worked alongside project leaders KCAP Architects & Planners to deliver the Jurong Lake District masterplan, which aims to capitalise on the site’s proximity to the future Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail line. The masterplan is targeting the delivery of business accommodation to handle 100,000 new jobs as well as 20,000 new homes, 16ha of new parks and new waterways. It was created for the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority. Read more about the project here.
18.08.2017 Studio Woodroffe Papa, alongside Buur, Latz and Greisch, has been appointed by the Flemish Government as masterplanners for ‘Zone Noord’ – a part of the ambitious redevelopment of the ring road encircling Antwerp. The project will transform the Antwerp metropolitan region bringing a range of new uses and connections.
16.06.2017 Topping out ceremony for phase 1 of our Paspoel Anders social housing development in Tongeren, BE. Phase 1 provides 72 flats and an underground car park and is the first step in a complex choreography of phasing, during which the decanting of residents, demolition of blocks and construction of new buildings will be delivered incrementally over a six year period while retaining residents on site at all times.
09.05.2017 Ascent, Studio Woodroffe Papa’s mixed-use development in Singapore, to be included in New London Architecture’s upcoming Insight Study and accompanying exhibition, ‘London: Design Capital’, celebrating the global reach of London architecture, design and engineering.
20.04.2017 Studio Woodroffe Papa’s Paspoel Anders project in Tongeren, Belgium, is currently featured as one of ‘the best and most innovative examples of social housing’ in a book and accompanying exhibition by the RIBA and Karacusevic Carson Architects. Read more about the exhibition or purchase the book.
09.02.2017 Studio Woodroffe Papa is part of appointed consulting team for masterplan for Jurong Lake District, Singapore. The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has appointed KCAP Architects&Planners, leading a multi-disciplinary team consisting of SAA Architects, Arup, Studio Woodroffe Papa and Lekker. The team submitted the best conceptual masterplan for the site.
08.12.2016 Studio Woodroffe Papa win planning approval for the Jacksons Corner Scheme in central Reading. The project sits in a conservation area and proposes the refurbishment of the existing heritage buildings and the construction of a new building to the rear of the site. The scheme will bring a local landmark back to use with 3 new retailers for King's Road and 34 new residential units for central Reading.
04.10.2016 Studio Woodroffe Papa forms part of one of five teams shortlisted to develop the Jurong Lake District masterplan in Singapore. Studio Woodroffe Papa is teamed with KCAP, Arup, SAA Architects and Lekker. Jurong Lake District is Singapore's second Central Business District. The area is set to become a "district of the future" with a new business precinct, Lakeside Gateway, home to the future Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail terminus.
23.09.2016 First pictures of Ascent Singapore released as the project nears completion.
07.06.2016 Studio Woodroffe Papa reveals design for hillside mixed-use development in Seattle, USA. The project has a planned area of 9 hectares with 65,000 m2 of residential, hotel, offices and leisure space.
17.05.2016 Studio Woodroffe Papa breaks the ground in a ceremony for our Paspoel Anders project in Tongeren, Belgium.
09.05.2016 Dominic Papa will be speaking at Münster School of Architecture on the 18th May as part of the Stadtansichten lecture series. The series examines housing typology, tenure and delivery in German cities. Dominic will be speaking on the topic ‘Housing as Urbanism’, looking at opportunities for density across scales between the plan of the home and the neighbourhood.
26.04.2016 Phase 1 of Studio Woodroffe Papa’s masterplan for Guangzhou Knowledge City nears completion. The masterplan has a planned area of 30 hectares with 650,000 m2 of residential, laboratory, retail, culture, and office space.
15.04.2016 Studio Woodroffe Papa with Walter Menteth Architects and Battle McCarthy are developing a spatial vision for Portsmouth, the UK's only island city. An upcoming 'Foresight Workshop’, to be held later this year and facilitated by the Birmingham University Liveable Cities team, will incorporate insights from local developers, stakeholders, the University and Portsmouth City Council.
14.04.2016 Jonathan Woodroffe is a now a Board Member of Europan NL. Jonathan, together with Helena Casanova (casanova+hernandez architects, Rotterdam), Olof van de Wal (architecture curator), André Kempe (Atelier Kempe Thill, Rotterdam) and Madir Shah (Urbanoffice Architects, Amsterdam) have started a new foundation in the Netherlands to organise the Europan competition.
25.01.2016 Studio Woodroffe Papa, Philip Denkinger Paysagiste + Grontmij Sechaud Bossuyt were shortlisted for a new Paris Habitat housing and mixed use scheme in the 13th arrondissement.
20.01.2016 Dominic Papa and Jonathan Woodroffe will be attending the Reading 2050 Workshop on Monday 25th January to discuss a sustainable vision for the future of Reading. Read more about the workshop here. Image by Barton Willmore.
15.12.2015 Site enabling works begin for 'Paspoel Anders' in Tongeren. View the project here.
04.11.2015 Studio Woodroffe Papa's Dalian lobby staircase nears completion
19.10.2015 Dominic Papa will be contributing to the Mixture + Scale Panel at the upcoming 'State of Spatial Affairs' conference in Zurich.
This years conference will focus on topics related to planning and urbanism. On Friday, the 30th of October 2015 experiences, trends and different perspectives on Zurich will be presented, critically reflected and discussed. Zurich will serve as a foil to reflect the last decades developments and to ask for further potentials and necessities in the development of the growing city and its agglomeration.
22.07.2015 Studio Woodroffe Papa's Dalian project nears completion
30.06.2015 Studio Woodroffe Papa's Ascent building in Singapore tops out. View the project here.
15.05.2015 Bircham Park MSCP featured in The Architect's Journal. Read the article here.
12/03/15 Bircham Park MSCP shortlisted for RIBA Award
11.05.2015 Old Dairy shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2015
12/03/15 Bircham Park MSCP shortlisted for RIBA Award
17.04.2015 Schots 1 + 2 features in latest A+T publication on density
Why Density? is a set of tools created by a+t research group in order to build the dense city. These involve practical urban-level concepts applied to specific collective housing buildings. All the illustrations have been done specifically for this publication.This book forms part of the Density series, initiated by a+t in 2002, which became a reference for publications about collective housing worldwide. A+T Publications
12.03.2015 Bircham Park MSCP shortlisted for RIBA Award
17.11.2014 S333 proposes modular floating housing for Arna, Bergen
03.10.2014 Mock-up of Ascent's facade reviewed on site in Singapore
22.09.2014 S333 is selected to submit plans for Christchurch regeneration