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Department of Architecture


There were 17 nominations for the Architecture category of the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year 2013. Of the five UK nominations, three involved former Cambridge students of the 1990s as follows:

A room for LondonA Room For London, (Southbank Centre), UK An installation on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, London for the 2012 Olympic year, designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner (David Kohn did his Part 1 at Cambridge and Part 2 at London Met).

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Astley CastleAstley Castle, Warwickshire, UK A groundbreaking restoration of a Grade II* listed castle designed by Witherford Watson Mann for the Landmark Trust (Stephen Witherford did his Part 1 at Plymouth and Part 2 at Cambridge while Chris Watson and William Mann did Parts 1 and 2 at Cambridge).

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MAC BelfastMetropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast The building  provides performance spaces, art galleries and supporting facilities. Designed by Hackett Hall McKnight (Alastair Hall did Part 1 at Queen's, Belfast and Part 2 at Cambridge).

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The Designs of the Year exhibition is on at The Design Museum until 7 July. Besides Architecture it includes Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Products and Transport. Click here for more information.