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AL_A News arranged chronologically:

12 Apr 2022
Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, New Belgrade, Serbia
Architects: AL_A
Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall Serbia
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Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall
Following a year-long international competition led by the UNDP, London architecture studio AL_A has been selected to design the new >Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall. The Concert Hall is a landmark project for the City of Belgrade and Serbia. It is the biggest cultural investment in the region for decades. Located next to the historic Palace of Serbia in New Belgrade, the project is an extraordinary commitment to building a brighter, more sustainable future for the city.

29 Jun 2021
Maggie’s Centre Southampton General Hospital Building, Hampshire, Southern England, UK
Maggie's Centre Southampton General Hospital building
photo : Hufton + Crow
Maggie’s Centre Southampton General Hospital
The latest Maggie’s cancer support centre at Southampton General Hospital, designed by award-winning architecture studio AL_A, will formerly open next month. A woodland oasis set in the grounds of the hospital’s suburban campus, almost three quarters of the site is given over to four distinct gardens that reflect the ecology of the nearby New Forest.

29 Oct 2019
Paisley Museum Planning Permission

Designs by international architects AL_A which will turn Paisley Museum, Scotland, into a world-class destination have passed a major milestone – with planning permission now granted for the £42m scheme:
Paisley Museum Renewal

6 Sep 2019
Paisley Museum Refurbishment
Paisley Museum Renewal, Scotland, design by AL_A, transforming the building into a world-class destination showcasing the stories of a Scottish town whose influence reached around the globe.

9 Feb 2018
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, by AL_A is Surface Design Awards 2018 Winner

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) by AL_A unveiled as Supreme Winner at Surface Design Awards 2018

The winners of this year’s Surface Design Awards have been announced, unveiling some of the best projects from across the globe which feature innovative and exciting materials and surfaces.

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon designed by AL_A:
MAAT Lisbon building by AL_A Amanda Levete Architects
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Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal – AL_A

7 Aug 2017
Iconic Awards

Frankfurt, Monday, 7 August 2017 – Architectural firm AL_A was awarded the title of ‘Architects of the Year‘ at this year’s Iconic Awards. The London-based office founded by the architect Amanda Levete in 2009 succeeded from the very beginning in impressing the experts with fascinating designs, including the modernisation of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, the V&A Museum in London and the Central Embassy, a shopping mall in Bangkok. merely another concert hall, but a world-class architectural icon of inestimable cultural value.

AL_A Architects of the Year at Iconic Awards

Jul 11, 2017
International shortlist revealed for architects to design landmark Centre for Music in London

Canadian architecture firm Diamond Schmitt Architects in partnership with architects AL_A are shortlisted to develop a concept design for a new concert hall in the City of London. The Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are leading the competition, with support from the City of London Corporation.

Centre for Music London Competition

28 Jun 2017
V&A Exhibition Road Project Opening

e-architect share a film and images of the new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, created by Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete and her practice, AL_A.

The Exhibition Road Quarter designed by AL_A will open to the public this Friday.

V&A Exhibition Road Project courtyard design by AL_A
image © AL_A
V&A Exhibition Road Project

Key quotes from Amanda Levete’s interview with CNN Style:
“There was a big paradox inbuilt into the brief of the V&A which is that the vast new exhibition space, the gallery space, is below ground and therefore not visible to the public. And we wanted to find a way of addressing that paradox in our design… and in interrogating the nature of that paradox, we came up with this notion of how do we make visible the invisible?”

19 May 2017
Central Embassy
Architects: AL_A
Central Embassy in Bangkok
photograph © Hufton Crow
Central Embassy Bangkok Building
The architecture practice headed by RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete, has completed Central Embassy, a striking 37 floor tall retail, leisure and hotel tower in central Bangkok for Central Group, Thailand’s leading retailer and department store operator.

22 Mar 2016

AL_A – Recent Building News

Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
Boulevard Haussmann department store in Paris by AL_A
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Boulevard Haussmann department store Paris Building
AL_A’s appointment is part of the company’s strategy to build the Department Store of the 21st century, totally designed and thought to offer a new shopping experience to its clients and of which architecture is a key component.

MPavilion 2015, Docklands Park, Collins Street, Melbourne
MPavilion Melbourne 2015 by AL_A - Amanda Levete Architects
photo by Timothy Burgess
AL_A MPavilion Building – relocation news 3 + 2 Mar 2016
“In its new permanent home, Amanda Levete’s MPavilion 2015 will continue to inspire and be part of our city’s cultural heritage as a public amenity of Melbourne. Amanda’s magical, forest-like structure joins a growing family of architectural masterpieces to be enjoyed by the people of Melbourne for years to come,” Naomi Milgrom said.

Maggie’s Southampton Centre

6 Jan 2016 – Planning permission for building a new Centre in Southampton has been submitted by AL_A, led by Amanda Levete.

Maggie’s Southampton Building

13 Jul 2015
MPavilion in Melbourne, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
MPavilion Melbourne by AL_A London
MPavilion 2015 prototype photo © Kane Jarrod
MPavilion Melbourne Building
MPavilion is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne. The Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a new temporary pavilion each year from a leading international architect. Each structure takes shape in the city oasis of Queen Victoria Gardens housing talks, workshops, performances and installations from October until February.

20 Apr 2012

AL_A – Studio News

AL_A announces new directors
Amanda Levete
Courtesy Amanda Levete Architects
Max Arrocet, Bruce Davison and Alice Dietsch have joined Ho-Yin Ng and Amanda Levete as directors of AL_A

Recent Designs by Amanda Levete Architects

News International project, London, England, UK
News International Building
render © Amanda Levete Architects
News London Building – site sale – Sep 2011
Since the demise of the News of the World newspaper and the surrounding controversy in the UK it looked likely that this project might be in trouble. It is now reported that News International will abandon this design by Amanda Levete Architects and relocate their headquarters elsewhere.

Shoreditch Tower, east London, UK
Shoreditch Tower by AL_A Amanda Levete Architects London
image © AL_A
Shoreditch Tower
AL_A has developed plans for a mixed-used site in the heart of London’s East End. Located between Bethnal Green Road and Redchurch Street, the scheme for the Huntingdon Industrial Estate proposes the radical transformation of a former industrial site into an innovative and energised commercial, cultural and residential centre.

V&A Museum – Exhibition Road Project, west London, UK
V&A Boilerhouse Yard
render © Amanda Levete Architects
V&A Exhibition Road
The Exhibition Road Project is the V&A’s ambition to create a purpose built new gallery in which to present the Museum’s high-profile programme of temporary exhibitions, a public courtyard set within the beautiful historic facades of the V&A’s Grade 1 listed buildings and a new entrance on Exhibition Road through the Aston Webb screen. The new gallery will be below street level with a courtyard above that will house a café and be used for installations and events.

ALA – Key Buildings

10 Hills Place, London, UK
Ten Hills Place
photo : Gidon Fuehrer
10 Hills Place
Amanda Levete Architects has harnessed high quality ship hull technology to create an ingenious sculptural facade for a new office building just off London’s Oxford Street. Lack of daylight in the narrow streets around this major retail artery was a key issue. Inspired by the art work of Lucio Fontana AL_A slashed the aluminium skin with large glazed areas orientated towards the sky to maximise and channel natural light into the office space.

Monte S Angelo Metro entrances + tunnel link, Naples, Italy
Amanda Levete Architects + Anish Kapoor
Naples Subway Building
render © Amanda Levete Architects
Naples Subway Building
The brief from the City of Naples, to create a fully-functioning tube station that is in itself a work of art, demands a synthesis of purpose and beauty that is fundamental to our creative process. A second primary point of inspiration is the site. At the surface the station will be the central element in the urban and cultural regeneration of the Traiano district that has suffered in its recent history from infrastructural isolation and neglect

Spencer Dock Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
Spencer Dock Bridge
photograph : Gidon Fuehrer
Spencer Dock Bridge
The 40 metre span bridge with its fluid lines and undulating concrete surface will take trams, traffic and pedestrians across the Royal Canal. The edges of the deck peel down to reveal a space for pedestrians to pause and take in views of the dock and Linear Park which is currently under construction.

Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Central Embassy Bangkok
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Central Embassy Bangkok
Amanda Levete Architects is to develop a major retail and hotel complex in central Bangkok, Thailand. Central Embassy, located on Bangkok’s primary commercial artery Ploen Chit Road, will be a new architectural landmark for the city and region. The 1.5 million sqft project will occupy the former gardens of the British Embassy in Nai Lert Park, and will consist of a 7-storey retail podium and a 30-storey 6-star hotel tower.

Amanda Levete Architects Design

Corian Lounge
Corian Lounge by AL_A - Amanda Levete Architects London
photo : LeoTorri_DuPont_Corian
Corian Lounge
Amanda Levete Architects, based in London, has won the Interiors and Fit-Out Prize, awarded at WAF for the first time. The win is for the Corian Super-Surfaces Showroom in Milan. The jury, chaired by Lorenzo Apicella, wrote: ´What made this project exceptional is that it methodically explored a familiar material that is loved, but perhaps not fully understood by most designers that use it’.

More projects by AL_A online soon

Amanda Levete Architects : AL_A practice information

Location: 20 Victoria Gardens, London, England, UK

AL_A Practice Information

AL_A – Office News
On 12 Mar 2009 the formation of Amanda Levete Architects it was announced, following the late Jan Kaplicky and Levete’s decision in 2007 to pursue independent interests.

London Architect contact details


Future Systems – Selected Buildings:

Selfridges Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Selfridges Birmingham
image from architect
Birmingham Bullring

Lord’s Cricket Ground Media Stand, London, UK
Lord's Media Stand
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Lord’s Media Stand – NatWest Media Centre – Stirling Prize Winner

London Architects

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy
Architect: Jan Kaplický

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