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Stanton Williams wins King's Cross Square competition


Stanton Williams has finally been named as the winner in the contest to design a new 7,000m² square outside King’s Cross Station, London

The announcement comes almost two years after the high-profile competition to overhaul the spaces around the station was launched in June 2008.

The practice saw off more than 100 practices to land the £6 million piazza project – hailed as the ‘final piece in the jigsaw of Network Rail’s £500 million redevelopment of King’s Cross station’ – and was selected ahead of finalists Gehl Architects, Gustafson Porter and Gross Max.

It is understood shortlisted practices Field Operations and Martha Schwartz Partners both dropped out.

The scheme, which is not due to complete until after London’s 2012 Olympic Games in 2013, will reveal the facade of the 150-year-old Grade-I listed southern station for the first time in more than 30 years.


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  • Where is the landscape design?

    The competition called for the creation of a ‘distinctive sense of public space’ to ‘leave a legacy of world-class design’…..’King’s Cross Square will be unique…a world-class exemplar design is sought.’

    Does a vast expanse of grey paving flags really achieve this?

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  • Those images aren't by Stanton Williams they are generic images put together for the brief.

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