The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) provides world-class new homes for the Greek National Library and the Greek National Opera, as well as the creation of the much needed 170,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Public Park. Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the SNFCC is a monument to the value of culture, learning and humanity. As the […]
Expedition are the engineers behind the award-winning London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
Working with Flanagan Lawrence architects we developed a new lightweight roof scheme, aimed at rejuvenating the 1976-built Szczecin outdoor theatre in Poland. The proposals for the new 3000m2 cable-net roof re-use as much existing structure as possible, including existing foundations and the existing placemaking arch. Through close collaboration with the design team the roof is […]
We have been working with Studio Libeskind on the design for a museum of Kurdish culture to be based in Erbil, Iraq since 2010. The reinforced concrete framed building features four interlocking spaces that represent the four countries which are home to the Kurdish people. These volumes are intersected by a line that is broken into two […]
After 25 years lying derelict on one of the city’s busiest streets, Barcelona’s old bullring has been transformed into a media and arts centre. Standing with RSHP architect Laurie Abbot in the middle of the old weed-infested arena, two key ideas emerged: one was to delicately support the wobbling 100-year-old brick walls on new open […]
Expedition worked with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) to transform the site of Shakespeare’s home in Stratford upon Avon, where he died in 1616. The project is made up of three distinct sections which weave together to form a fresh new interpretation of the popular visitor attraction. As part of the project, we worked with Feilden […]
Expedition worked with Flanagan Lawrence to create the a new stage by the sea at Littlehampton’s East Beach. Sharing the beachfront with Thomas Heatherwick’s acclaimed East Beach Café, the elegant structure adds further to Littlehampton beach’s unique appeal. The project includes two back-to-back concrete shells, formed from sprayed concrete as little as 100mm thick. The […]
Expedition Engineering worked since 2013 with Hugh Broughton Architects and The Institution of Structural Engineers on the refurbishment of a 1960’s steel frame building to form the new headquarter building, on Bastwick Street, near the Barbican in central London. The project includes the refurbishment of the four storey building into high-quality offices, meeting spaces, library, […]
The Soundforms product is a mobile performance shell, providing a high quality and acoustically optimised stage for musical events. Formed as a partnership between conductor Mark Stephenson, architects Flanagan Lawrence, events specialists ES Global and Arup Acoustics, Expedition came on board in 2014 to create the Mark II shell, the previous iteration having been highly […]
Building upon experience on the 2012 London Olympics, Expedition were commissioned as water strategy consultants for the masterplan team for the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games. Like in London, water was identified as a key sustainability theme in Rio’s bid for the Olympic Games and we produced the Sustainable Water […]
When approached by artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey to help with their series of sculptures commissioned for the Olympic Park, the team at Expedition couldn’t help but get excited. We knew that the artists’ reputation for using natural and living materials in their work would add a new dimension to an already challenging project. […]
Taking inspiration from the tensegrity structures developed by Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s and the artist, Kenneth Snellson, Expedition developed the design of the tree-like tensegrity sculpture, or TensegriTree, that provides a canopy over a landscaped, out-door teaching area on the University of Kent Campus. The TensegriTree sculpture provides a permanent memorial celebrating the 50th […]
Expedition teamed up with the sister companies of the Useful Simple Trust to design and build a new tensegrity sculpture for the beautiful, National Trust-owned, Anglesey Abbey Gardens in Cambridgeshire. From early on in the design process the aspiration was to develop a structure that is engaging. We were particularly drawn by the river and the old […]
Working with Flanagan Lawrence Architects, the design responds sensitively to the town’s impressive Georgian esplanade, with its existing historic shelters, band stand, memorials and clock tower. The project’s distinctive form provides a focal point at the south-western end of the esplanade. The previous Sand Sculpture structure on Weymouth Esplanade was of poor quality and contributed […]
Expedition worked alongside bere:architects and the City of London to deliver significant improvements to the public realm at the base of Hooke’s monument to the Great Fire of London (the tallest isolated stone column in the world!). Street Scene Enhancements included the construction of a Glass Visitors’ Pavilion housing a public disabled toilet and welfare […]
Expedition donated time to provide structural design for this project in collaboration with Bartlett School of Architecture second year student Rachael Taylor. Global Generation acquired temporary use of a community allotment within Argent‘s regeneration site at King’s Cross for the Skip Garden kitchen. Made from recycled scaffolding boards and sash windows the Glass Lantern is inspired by the function of […]
After collaborating with artist Christopher Le Brun on the Waterloo Tower and the Ebbsfleet International Sculpture Competitions, Expedition was really pleased when Christopher asked us to help with a sculpture commissioned in the City of London. The sculpture takes the form of an inclined wing, constructed from bronze, rising from the plaza. The wing is […]
Expedition worked on several versions of a sculptural tower with the sculptor Sir Antony Caro, now on display in abstract steel within the Goodwood Sculpture Park, Sussex.
Wow, what a trip. The Expedition team returned to the office slightly more cultured, educated and inspired (if a little fatigued) following the 4-day “Grand” Tour of Southern Europe. Joining up with the sister companies of the Useful Simple Trust, the whole team embarked upon a trip which took in the sights of Turin, Milan Expo […]
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