Trekroner Art Plan Symposium, Denmark, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2005

Irena Bauman has been invited to this event to be hosted by The City of Roskilde and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde. The symposium is being staged to consider issues relating to identity and the production of difference in new suburban developments. The purpose of the symposium is to position and contextualise this work within a wider international debate, making links to other practice and projects. 16 international practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines from Denmark and abroad, are to contribute to this important emerging debate. Officers and practitioners who have been involved in the Trekroner Art Plan will also contribute.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde

Bauman Lyons have been shortlisted for the design competition in Castleford

Bauman Lyons are one of six architects shortlisted to design a new museum and library for Castleford. The development will replace the town’s current old library and museum room with modern facilities, creating a centre for local people and visitors and celebrating Castleford as a Roman settlement and the birthplace of world-famous sculptor Henry Moore. Councillor Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair of the Jury Panel said: “The shortlist to design this flagship building combines the very best of experienced and up and coming architects in the country, who have all developed innovative and inspirational designs. This is a very exciting time for Castleford, a town centre where major regeneration is already happening, with more on the horizon”. Managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the design competition received over 60 entrants from across the world, all eager to be involved in what is a key building in the £50m regeneration of the town centre.

Situation Leeds Festival

Irena Bauman will give a lecture at Situation Leeds Festival on the 27th of May on the subject of Artists/architects and the Public Realm

North Parade

North Parade has been featured in the Sunday Times in an article reviewing extentions to houses by Hugh Pearman, who says ‘With its razor-sharp uptilted roof this is an evolution of that old standby, the glass-box extension, done with great panache’.

It was also featured in the Architects Journal Small Projects Awards 2004.

Sunday Times article

Guy Smith becomes Associate

We are very pleased to announce that Guy Smith has become an Associate. He joined Bauman Lyons in March 2003 and has been making invaluable contribution to all aspects of our works ever since.

Bauman Lyons Offices – Newton Road, Leeds

Bauman Lyons secured a site and a planning permission to build two managed workspace units in the multicultural and vibrant area of Chapeltown in Leeds. We are planning to move in by November 2006 and to rent the remaining space to creative industries businesses. 

Flaxengate, Lincoln

Flaxengate, Lincoln

The Flaxengate/Danesgate Creative Workspace Development by Lincoln City Council was granted Planning permission in April 2005. The project is located in the heart of historic Lincoln and adjacent to the nearly completed Collection Museum. The complex of three buildings comprises managed arts and crafts studios and media offices as well as meeting rooms and a cafe.

York Art Gallery

The refurbishment of York Art Gallery has been completed with a grand opening on March 17th 2005. The project is seen as a quick win to stimulate futher extensive development work. Feedback is positive with visitor numbers dramatically up with over 10 000 in the first 10 days. Works on show for the opening exhibition include Monet and El Greco.