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Alison Brooks Architects Practice Information

Alison Brooks Architects – Cultural Formations

A retrospective of ABA work at Clare Hall Cambridge, featuring drawings, prints and models.

Alison Brooks Architects Exhibition Clare Hall Cambridge
photograph : Francesco Russo Photography

Displayed in Ralph Erskine’s seminal 1969 building for Clare Hall, Cambridge University, Cultural Formations brings together a selection of our practice’s most significant cultural and urban projects from the last twenty years. Each of these works translates specific social histories, urban archetypes and iconographies into contemporary space and form while at the same time celebrating architectural craft.

Alison Brooks Architects Exhibition Clare Hall Cambridge
photo : Francesco Russo Photography

The exhibition includes models, photography, drawings and other imagery to provide a window into the practice’s project of cultural formation, whereby the role of architecture is to communicate both an enduring civic generosity and an expressive language particular to its place and time.

+44 (0)1223 332360
Exhibition Open To Public 10am-5pm Every Day
Until 7 April

Clare Hall, Herschel Road


Alison Brooks Architects Exhibition Clare Hall Cambridge
photos : Francesco Russo Photography

Alison Brooks Architects Exhibition Clare Hall Cambridge

Alison Brooks Architects Exhibition Clare Hall Cambridge

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Director, Alison Brooks Architects Ltd.

ABA Practice Profile May 2011

Founded in 1996, Alison Brooks Architects has developed an international reputation for delivering design excellence and innovation in projects ranging from urban regeneration, masterplanning, public buildings for the arts, higher education and housing.

ABA’s award-winning architecture is born from our intensive research into the cultural, social and environmental contexts of each project. Our approach invites collaboration with clients and disciplines outside architecture, enabling us to develop solutions with clear identity and authenticity. Combined with rigorous attention to detail, ABA’s buildings have proved to satisfy our client’s expectations and positively impact the urban realm.

Bath Riverside, Avon, Southwest England, UK:
Bath Western Riverside design by Alison Brooks Architects
image from Alison Brooks Architects

ABA’s portfolio demonstrates a commitment to housing design excellence; the infrastructure of city-building, urban character and quality of life. Our approach has led us to win the UK’s three most prestigious awards for architecture – the Stirling Prize for Accordia Cambridge with FCBA/MLA, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Buildings by ABA have twice featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.

ABA has a growing international presence with the practice’s work published worldwide. Selected for the 2010 Audi Urban Future Award, ABA’s “Kaleidoscope City” project on future urban mobility in the developing world was exhibited at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.

ABA has won major regeneration competitions such as the £560M South Acton Estate with HTA, the 3000-home Gateshead BIG project and is currently delivering the £135M University of Northampton masterplan. Landmark public buildings include Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre, recipient of an RIBA Award and 2010 Kent Design Award for Best Public Building. With a track record in the highest quality residential design ABA has received numerous Housing Design Awards and a 2010 Building for Life Gold Standard for Newhall Be.

From north London offices ABA is producing large scale mixed use schemes with some of the UK’s biggest development groups. With our expanding international clientele and project stakeholders, we aim to produce the next generation of smart, sustainable, authentic solutions for the built environment.

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Practice – Text from ABA 310107:

ABA Lecture at AA London

Architectural Association Lectures : Identity Mining
9 Feb 2007

Alison Brooks of ABA will discuss issues of urban regeneration, culture and identity in the context of their competition winning Folkestone Performing Arts Centre and projects in Liverpool and Milton Keynes.

Alison Brooks moved to London from Canada in 1989 and founded ABA in 1996. ABA is recognised as one of Britain’s leading new generation of architects. Describing their approach as ‘cross-fertilisation’, the architectural practice recently received the Stephen Lawrence Prize for Wrap House as well as awards for Accordia, Cambridge and Salt House in Essex.

ABA is receiving international recognition for its work, featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, and representing Britain at the 2004 Sao Paolo Biennale of Architecture and the Pan-American Biennale in Ecuador. Alison Brooks has lectured in North America, Europe, and throughout the UK.

Location: London, south east England, UK

Alison Brooks London

ABA is based in north London, England.

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London Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Pinnacle House, at Royal Wharf, Newham, East London
Architecture: Mæ
Pinnacle House Royal Wharf Newham
photo courtesy of architects firm
Pinnacle House, Royal Wharf Newham

60 Aldgate, Minories, City of London
Design: ACME, Architects
60 Aldgate, Minories London Masterplan
image courtesy of architects practice
60 Aldgate Building News

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