ARCHIVIBE is proud to partner with the 2020 London Festival of Architecture & BowerBird in presenting a public vote contest, “The power of architecture to impact my life”.

We want to involve you into the discussion around architecture and London.

Architecture shapes our cities and places, our social and cultural values, and our daily lives:
architectures that changed the skyline or the views around us, buildings that shaped our daily routine or has helped a place or community for the better, architectures that changed the fortunes of a place, architectures that involve us, or just make our skin crawl.

All the architectures have been submitted during May and form the basis of the public vote.

You will be able to vote (until Tuesday 30 June 3:00 pm CET) on each building to decide which of these projects has the most powerful impact on people’s lives.

Which London building has impacted your life the most?

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Title: Tottenham Court Road Station upgrade
Author: Daniele Prosdocimo
Votes: 11

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Tottenham Court Road is one of the busiest Underground stations in London with over 100,000 passengers a day using it as the 'gateway to the West End'. We have upgraded the station, fit for the 21st century. Tottenham Court Road is a sensitive urban node interfacing with the Grade II-listed Centre Point tower, two London boroughs, and the imminently opening Crossrail. Keeping the station operational whilst modernising the intricate existing tunnels and cross passages required a lot of thought by the design team. Following in the tradition of the Paolozzi mosaics adorning the station, a permanent art installation was designed by French artist Daniel Buren, using his signature 87mm wide stripes, alternating in black and white. The new artwork is located in the unpaid area of the station, offering a gentle means of way-finding, indicating the Oxford Street Entrance with black and white shapes, and the Plaza entrances to the foot of the iconic Centre Point tower with colourful shapes.

Projects by: HawkinsBrown

HawkinsBrown is an architecture practice based in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Los Angeles. Founded over 30 years ago by Partners Russell Brown and Roger Hawkins, the firm brings a collaborative approach to projects across a range of types and scale in five main sectors: civic, community & culture; education; workplace; transport & infrastructure and residential. Recently completed projects include the 20-year project to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Station; Here East, the 1.2 million sq ft workplace campus in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; a new headquarters building and estates strategy for The Bartlett UCL, the world’s No.1 ranked school of architecture; the restoration and modernisation of the Grade II listed Hackney Town Hall and 538 new homes for Peabody as part of the ongoing regeneration of the St John’s Hill estate Clapham. Alongside its work in architecture, design and planning, HawkinsBrown conducts industry leading research, with outputs that include HB:ERT an open-source and free-to-use plug-in for BIM models that enables teams across the industry to analyse the whole-life carbon impact of their design choices. HawkinsBrown’s awards in 2019 include: an RIBA National Award for the Beecroft Building for the University of Oxford and Sustainability Prize & Overall Winner in the New London Awards for Agar Grove, the largest development of Passivhaus homes in the UK, designed for the London Borough of Camden.

Image courtesy of HawkinsBrown

The power of architecture to impact my life: learn more about the submitted projects here