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Architect of the year Practice News

Mæ has won the Architect of the Year Award in the Structural Timber Awards 2021. Announced at a ceremony on 6th October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham the awards recognise compelling examples of what can be achieved using the most natural and sustainable of materials.

October 2021 Read more
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Mæ appointed as masterplan architect for Meridian Water Project Update

Mæ has been appointed by London Borough of Enfield as masterplan architect for Meridian Water. The £6bn, 20-year regeneration programme will bring 10,000 homes alongside a truly mixed-use community and thousands of jobs to Enfield. As the Borough declares a climate emergency our goal is to make Meridian Water the UK’s most sustainable development and help realise their commitment to making the authority carbon neural by 2030.

April 2020 Read more
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Sands End Arts and Community Centre shortlisted for Wood Awards Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre has been shortlisted at the 2021 Wood Awards which recognise excellence in architecture and product design in wood.

This project for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham features large scale CLT panels and glulam beams which have been used as the primary structural material and left exposed or stained green to highlight the material’s intrinsic qualities.

Sands End Arts and Community Centre replaces an older facility that stood in the vicinity. The new centre comprises the refurbished Grade-II listed Clancarty Lodge and a series of flexible, newly built one-storey pavilions clustered around the original structure. The lodge’s exterior has been faithfully restored in line with heritage requirements.

September 2021 Read more
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'From City to Room, A manifesto for better living' talk at the London Society Practice News

As part of a series of events connected to our new publication 'From City to Room, A manifesto for better living', we gave a talk hosted by the London Society at Studio Egret West.

Decades of underprovision, combined with unprecedented population growth mean that buildings have to work more efficiently than ever before, both in terms of their uses and the resources they use. The pressures of climate change also mean sustainability is no longer an add-on but the starting point for any discussion about how, where and what we build.

So how do we overcome these challenges. How can we ensure that more is also better? And what can we do to give people the homes, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities they need?

The talk explored the integrated thinking that we believe is necessary to solving today’s urban, social and environmental challenges.

February 2020 Read more
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Agar Grove 1B and John Morden Centre shortlisted for NLA Awards 2021 Project Update

Agar Grove 1B and John Morden Centre have both been shortlisted for the 2021 New London Architecture Awards in the category for built projects.

John Morden Centre has been selected from projects designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners; and Agar Grove 1B has been recognised as creating an exemplary new place for people to live.

Both projects now will go into the running for the next phase of the competition where winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges.

September 2021 Read more
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Caudale wins RIBA National Award 2021 Project Update

Caudale, part of our Regent's Park Estate scheme for the London Borough of Camden has won a RIBA London National Award 2021.

A RIBA National Award is given to a building across the UK recognised as a significant contribution to architecture.

Caudale provides high quality replacement housing for residents due to be displaced by the path of HS2.

September 2021 Read more
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Mæ selected as a finalist for BD's Social Impact Architect of the Year 2021 Practice News

Mæ has been selected as a finalist for Building Design's Social Impact Architect of the Year Award 2021.

The award recognises architects whose work is making a tangible difference to the quality of people’s lives. The winner will be an architectural practice whose schemes have increased the well being of end users and the wider community.

The judges have selected projects which promote community spirit, encourage healthy, active lifestyles, and make efficient use of resources for construction and operation and promote biodiversity.

The winner will be announced in October.

August 2021 Read more

Good Quality Homes for all Londoners Research News

Today the Mayor of London has published 'Good Quality Housing for all Londoners' Supplementary Planning Guidance.

Written by Mæ with the team at the GLA and our consultants, the suite of four guidance documents embeds quality at the centre of housing delivery.

Mæ Founding Director and Mayor’s Design Advocate Alex Ely presented the guidance at GLA's 'Designing a City for All Londoners', which sought to recognise the role of design in improving development and delivering quality of life in a growing city. It celebrated the Good Growth by Design programme and the progress that has been made across a range of priority areas including the circular economy, child-friendly cities and high streets.

March 2020 Read more

Mæ selected for the masterplan of Derbent, Russia's oldest city Project Update

The competition is for the remasterplan of Derbent in Russia, Dagestan's second largest city and one of the oldest cities in Russia.

Our multi-disciplinary and international team has been selected from 144 applications, and our winning strategy is aimed at building in resilience; addressing a lack of housing, education and cultural infrastructure and creating economic opportunity.

Based on the guiding principle of a vibrant city, we have developed a forward looking vision for Derbent which respects the unique identity and qualities of the city.

Derbent is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, at the foothills of the Tabasaran Mountains of the Greater Caucasus. The historic city centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its citadel, ancient town, and fortress buildings.

November 2019 Read more