WAN Awards


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

Film exclusive

Monday 20 Dec 2010

Five years in the Making

Make Architects 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 1

Add comments | More comments

21/12/10 Ian, London
Having stood on the canal bridge next to the construction and watched the concrete being poured I was excited by the visualisations on the Hoarding and the WEB site. Sadly having sat in a restaurant next to the completed building I am so very disappointed by the detailing and finished surfaces. These really mattered. In the publicity it looked as if the building would be a beautiful Bronze/gold finish, such as the Novotel seen on the A40 flyover coming towards The Edgware Road or the Gem of a modern extension and restaurant to the Dulwich Picture galery, where the bronze has aged and is glorious.

The Cube!? Oh dear! Thick cream and brown! uurch It just looks dirty and presumably will just look like low spec buildings from the 60's soon. Such a shame.
Click for more ...


WAN chats to Ken Shuttleworth, Frances Gannon and Neil Edginton to kick off a new series of video interviews 

Marking the first in a brand new series of exclusive video interviews, WAN’s Tessa Schubert grills founder of Make Architects, Ken Shuttleworth, project architect Frances Gannon, and client Neil Edginton on the future of metropolitan city Birmingham and how the firm’s most recent complex The Cube fits into these long-term plans.


Click here to watch the exclusive interview.
Click here to read a previous review of the new build.


Key Facts

Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
Make Architects

More projects by this architect

Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Dunbar Place

Leadenhall Development

The Temple House

Pinnacle One

Make Architects Weihai pavillion

150 Holborn

London Wall Place

Gateway Building

London Wall Place

The Octopus

Cherry Orchard Road

Montpellier Chapter

5 Broadgate

Film exclusive

The Cube

London Wall Place

Stratford Island University Centre

Biosciences Building

Bolton eco house

Grosvenor Waterside Development

Montenegro Resort

The Octave

Brompton Crystal

University of Nottingham Agricultural Campus

2012 Handball Arena

City Park Gate

University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus

30 Old Bailey

Heart of East Greenwich

"ZED", Clerk Street


55 Baker Street

Monument Offices

The Manchester

ECD Headquarters

Private home, Humber Valley

City Park Gate

Cherry Orchard Road Development

Jubilee Campus Expansion

Old Middlesex Hospital

Sherwood Forest Visitor Complex


Elephant and Castle Regeneration

The Vortex

Kings Reach Tower


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site