Ryder undertook concept and scheme designs for the development of 1,100 apartments, leisure, health and retail facilities on a densely landscaped site in central Bangalore.
The accommodation was to be the equal of contemporary schemes in Western Europe whilst reflecting the needs and expectations of Indian society. The client expressed a desire to produce a scheme with exemplary sustainable credentials, minimising the removal of existing trees.
Cobalt 22 and 23
This pair of buildings each consists of the floorplate wings offset to either side of a central atrium containing vertical circulation with service cores adjacent. The model allows for each building to be split between occupiers each with separate entrance and facilities. The glazed elevations are engineered to control solar gain and glare with external horizontal brise soleil. Brickwork is used to express stair cores and to create a visual anchor to the buildings.
Environmental design is based on a fabric first approach which optimises the envelope performance.
Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
The major expansion and revitalisation of the Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre, along a significant growth corridor in south east Melbourne, demanded an iconic and community embracing outcome and so a visual connection and architectural line of communication has been created by way of a continual organic ribbon facade along the main 350m high street frontage.
The lineal façade philosophy is based on the existing McMorran's Oak heritage tree, morphing from an articulated tonal coloured screen into pedestrian street canopies and onto major entrance statements, whilst branching out and connecting the pedestrian movement deeper into the heart of the retail / commercial precinct.
As a gateway development site into the Cranbourne CBD, the aesthetic elements intended to add sculptural strength and create a visual presence along the major vehicle and pedestrian route within the CBD that announced the centre to the local community and visitors.
Dalian International Medical City
The vision is the creation of a world class medical treatment platform and medical tourism resort as the core to an environment for sustainable, intelligent and healthy living. The brief is developed around one theme, four levels, and six clusters.
The theme is an International Medical and Health City. The core level will provide a medical complex cluster that includes a large scale 3A general hospital featuring a gene granulocyte treatment centre, stem cell transplantation centre, organ transplantation centre, and granulocyte bank.
The client, C&C, a charitable provider of accommodation and care for the elderly currently owns and operates a 1950s block containing 250 small bedsits. The accommodation is inflexible, the units are too small and no longer regarded as fit for purpose. The design challenge is to create a similar number of larger apartments with significantly enhanced support and social provision, together with the addition of private accommodation for sale to substantially fund the development.
Situated adjacent to the Regent’s Park and the world renowned Lord’s Cricket Club the site, which occupies a full urban block, is in a premier London location. The development is to be phased so that disruption to residents is minimised and temporary moves offsite avoided. Substantial consultation has taken place with residents and a representative group formed to serve as ongoing advisors to the project.
Dumfries and Galloway Hospital
Dumfries and Galloway, UK
The new Dumfries and Galloway district general hospital presents a strong and unique presence responding to the characteristics and the vernacular of the region, creating a welcoming environment and a distinct sense of place. The design has been considered holistically, developing the form and massing as a direct expression of the function of the facilities while integrating these into a ‘whole campus’ development.
The three primary elements of the campus; the diagnostic and treatment bar, the inpatient pavilions and the women’s and children’s hospital are individually expressed to create a vibrant but ordered composition.
Engineering School of Barcelona, C’ Building
Laboratories, workshops and offices for different University departments and the new Centre for Research in Nano Engineering. It sets the end of a succession of small pavilions with a brick ground floor which reinforces the concept with a single volume defined by a lightweight enclosure of aluminium and glass panels.
The façade is a panel system which can be adapted to the different requirements of the program. A light service footbridge with brise soleil helps the solar control and allows maintenance while providing unity to the whole building façade.
Flinders Street Station
Ryder submitted our entry for the Flinders Street Station design competition for the State Government of Victoria in Australia.
The design seeks to reinvigorate the historic Flinders Street railway station in the heart of Melbourne and to create a sustainable landmark development to connect the city and parks back to the river.
The scheme comprises a reinterpretation of the city grid through a multi layered Grand Central Concourse that links into a new elevated city garden with landscape punctuated with an array of innovative tree structures and canopies that filter light, capture solar energy, ventilate the platforms and harvest rainwater.
Forth Energy Renewable Energy Plants
Ryder was commissioned by Forth Energy, a joint venture between Forth Ports Plc and Scottish Southern Energy, to develop conceptual design proposals for four new biomass renewable energy plants at their port facilities at Dundee, Rosyth, Grangemouth and Leith in support of a series of Section 36 Applications.
Our role also involved presentation of proposals to Architecture and Design Scotland, and engagement with the local authority planning departments.
The early 1970s monolithic structure that houses the iconic retailer Myer and abuts the St Johns Square and Queens Street in Fremantle is undoubtedly in need of a major upgrade and reactivation. With the entrepreneurial nature and vision of the owner, the metamorphosis of built form will overwhelmingly become the iconic building surrounding St Johns Square and present the yard stick for future developments in the City of Fremantle.
The movement and articulation of the proposed façade built form has been achieved by dismantling the overall mass into refined elements, usage of smaller retail spaces at the perimeter of the site, along with the activation of the office zone at the upper levels has reduced the overall mass of the building. In addition the reduction of built form and connection between the retail and commercial space has been promoted by way of a continuous ribbon like canopy that communicates between the two elements.
Garcia Fària Promenade
The project creates a promenade on Barcelona’s seafront, next to a highway and above underground parking. Two strips treated differently - an asphalt strip of two colours for pedestrians, bicycles and jogging circuits and the other a linear garden, organised in trapezoidal green spaces allowing permeability in cross direction.
The green spaces are raised above ground providing views towards the beach and sea.
Institute of Transplantation
The Freeman Hospital is internationally recognised for its pioneering work in the various specialist fields of solid organ transplantation. With the aim of increasing organ donations by 50% in 2013, the Institute of Transplantation provides the hospital with the UK’s first dedicated organ transplant facility. Specialist care and treatment is offered to recipients and donors from diagnosis through treatment, recuperation and after care.
The institute is equipped with four state of the art dedicated transplant theatres designed to the most exacting current standards. Theatres are supported by a 22 bed high dependency unit delivering acute care to patients immediately pre and post operation. A dedicated 30 bed inpatients ward caters for the extended recovery period and also includes facilities for dialysis and long term pre operative care.
Liverpool Science Park
The £8m extension to innovation centre 1 (ic1) and additional wing of Liverpool Science Park, provides multi occupied serviced facilities including lettable office suites and laboratories. The new four storey centre merges with ic1 and effectively operates as a single building.
The existing entrance and reception area within ic1 serves both buildings. The site is constrained by important built heritage considerations within a conservation area and adjacent to grade II* listed Metropolitan Cathedral. Particular attention was paid to ensure the character and appearance of the conservation area was preserved and enhanced.
Manchester Central Library
Manchester Central Library is part of the wider refurbishment of Manchester’s town hall complex. The grade II* listed library, built in 1934, occupies a stunning location in St Peter’s Square at the head of the civic complex and Oxford Road Knowledge Corridor. The ultra modern flagship library in its day had become tired, cluttered and no longer viable for the current role and content of libraries.
The main driver was to increase visitor numbers from one to two million per annum, to create a regional hub for film, photographic and paper based archive with repository storage, to allow greater public access to archive and historic material and to bring back the original clarity and architectural intent of key heritage spaces.
The design philosophy of 376-396 Murray Street is one that implements sustainable processes while creating and capturing an elegant iconic landmark for Perth.
As an office and retail precinct, focus has been applied to all aspects allowing connectivity and community to exist within and around the parameters.
376-396 Murray Street will become the guiding principles for the growth and future of Murray Street and Shafto Lane, permitting only high standards of environment and built to be set.
The building provides 250 bedrooms in four star accommodation with significant conference and event facilities and a leisure suite within the basement.
The appointment also covered interior design of the hotel public spaces including the bar, lobby, reception and restaurant. With an overseeing role on bedroom design and finishes, we ensured integrity between the overall architecture and the internal character of the hotel.
Ryder was invited to submit a design response for the extension of the existing Raffles Hospital in Singapore. The project provides a 20,000sqm proposed outpatients building as well as reconfiguring 15,000sqm of the existing building to improve clinical functionality and efficiency.
The architectural response to the site and the existing building is derived from our clarity of understanding of the context from our analysis of the site and the existing building. The design has sought to mediate and integrate between the existing hospital and the new extension with an architectural expression and form that enables the unification of the whole Raffles Hospital building as one development.
River Font Housing
Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
The improvement of Besòs River began a transformation process in Santa Coloma. The project includes three housing developments and new public spaces that open the city to the river. The buildings create visual connections between the river front and existing urban fabric.
All new dwellings benefit from optimal sunlight and views with a thick façade, seen as a living space, providing efficient storage spaces and a filter between the interior and exterior.
A sense of place, community and distinction are the defining aspects to the design philosophy behind the Roxburgh Park Town Centre Development.
The new £25m development includes a Coles Superstore, Aldi store, 40 specialty retail stores and an upgrade to the existing shopping centre to create a retail hub and community centre for the multicultural Roxburgh Park community.
Sant Antoni Market
Sant Antoni Market, built in 1882 by Antoni Rovira i Trias, is one of the most iconic iron buildings in Barcelona. The refurbishment, winner of an open competition, included the full restoration of the historic building and the construction of underground floors to accommodate new commercial areas, parking and services.
The four outdoor enclosures are public squares and the archaeological remains of the ancient Bastion of Sant Antoni. Part of the walls of the seventeenth century are incorporated.
Sa Riera Park
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The project includes the transformation of the wash bed and its surroundings, becoming the largest park in the city of Palma taking advantage of the opposition of natural versus artificial. A geometric Mediterranean forest, located in the upper levels, provides a view over the rest of the park.
The intermediate areas deal with terraces planted as an agricultural crop. The lower esplanade includes playgrounds and a fountain.
Scottish Crime Campus
The Scottish Crime Campus is a unique £82m Scottish Government funded, facility providing 12,600sqm net of high quality office accommodation for up to 1200 people, forensic laboratories and support facilities over four storeys with an additional level of plant.
The main building is a four storey, four block structure arranged around a central atrium with a cross route providing controlled access on both sides. The brief called for a facility to bring together key law enforcement agencies within one facility to promote collaboration and innovation across multi agency services. For the first time, law enforcement agencies working to both devolved and UK legislation will operate under the same roof in a purpose built facility.
The headquarter building for Smile Council was a purpose built development completed early 2010. The design philosophy was based on the high street culture successfully developed at University Hill Retail Precinct. The building features a two storey commercial office space and specialist treatment rooms, facilities and services.
The façade uses colours and textures to reflect the local environment through materials such as full height curtain walls, textured precast concrete, aluminium composite panels and timber battening creating a beautifully articulated building of layered surfaces.
The project is the regeneration and extension of a vacant and deteriorating 1960s office building located in Glasgow’s business district on a corner of Blythswood Street and Waterloo Street. The regeneration proposals included stripping the envelope back to structural frame, extending the floor plates horizontally and adding two additional floors. This providing approximately 7,000sqm of flexible fully serviced floor space, on seven floors.
The building takes advantage of its southern aspect on the front elevation running along Waterloo Street with a fully glazed unique Danish curtain wall façade system providing exceptional naturally lit and airy office spaces at each level. As the building turns the corner into Blythswood Street the entrance is framed by a gable and stair tower clad in polished stainless steel.
Stoke International HS2 Station
Ryder Architecture was commissioned to develop city wide spatial strategies and concept station proposals to support the development of Stoke’s business case in response to the government’s HS2 consultation.
Engaging as part of a comprehensive team that included strategic rail planning, rail engineering, environmental impact analysis and economic impact analysis, Ryder developed a number of strategic options for the integration of a new International HS2 station in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent examining the potential for HS2 to stimulate inward investment for the city and contribute to the wider vision to grow the greater city region population from 470,000 to 750,000.
Thames Valley Science Park
Ryder is commissioned on phase 1 of the new Thames Valley Science Park (TVSP) which involves the design of the first four buildings for the University of Reading, a mix of laboratories and offices totalling 18,500sqm and phase one of a total development of 5,000sqm. The Gateway and follow on buildings will be speculative multi occupancy facilities of serviced offices, laboratories and amenity spaces which anticipate change, are flexible and adaptable and designed for a generation of occupiers.
Proposals respond to our clients’ joint aspirations of fit for purpose, efficient spaces to work and collaborate with a vision for dynamic, vibrant and distinctive buildings which companies want to be associated with.
The design philosophy of University Hill Town Centre is focused around capturing the “Genius Loci” - spirit of the place. This is paramount in creating a retail precinct and high street that will be universally embraced by the local and greater communities of the area.
To create a high street culture that typifies the standard high street philosophy, it is essential to emphasise the illusion of individual shopfront facades to create a diverse design for each elevation.
All external façade treatments utilise materials that complement and reflect the local area whilst forming a contemporary style of architecture.
Materials such as stone, timber, brickwork, tiling and corrugated sheeting, together with heavy articulation and layering of surfaces along the street frontages have been used to create this high street design outcome. Multiple canopy designs and graphic options further enhance the experience.
University Hospital of North Staffordshire
The existing University Hospital of North Staffordshire accommodation spreads across three separate sites 1.5km apart necessitating both patient and staff transfer between sites, compromising clinical functionality.
The brief for the Fit for the Future masterplan was to rationalise the existing estate onto a single site to enable 21st century acute healthcare services to be provided on the City General Campus, the largest of the three existing sites.
University Rovira i Virgili, University Campus
The campus is a landmark in the city of Tortosa. Halfway between the park and the city the scheme softens the transition between natural and urban environments. The building is fragmented to obtain the necessary perimeter for the educational facilities within.
A modular concrete panel ensures the continuity of the building texture and adapts to the different orientations and users requirements.
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