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Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

(b. 1939)


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(1939– ).

English architect, he formed his own practice (in 2003 Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners) in London in 1980, having previously worked with Farrell from 1965. The firm has tended to specialize in the design of second-generation so-called High Tech buildings, as in the Waterloo International Rail Terminal, London (1990–4), the Financial Times Printing Plant, Docklands, London (1986–8), the British Pavilion, Seville Expo (1992), the IGUS factory and offices, Cologne (1993), and the Western Morning News building, Plymouth, Devon (1993): it was also responsible for the RAC Regional Headquarters, Bristol (1992–4), and the widely-acclaimed Eden Project, Cornwall (1996–2001). In 2003 Grimshaw's new Spa Building at Bath was completed. Other projects include Paddington Station Phase 1 (1999), the Ludwig Erhard Haus (Berlin Stock Exchange—1998), Lord's Cricket Grand Stand, London (1998), the Frankfurt Messehalle (2001), the Ijburg Bridges, The Netherlands (2000–1), proposals for new uses for Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's magnificent but derelict Battersea Power Station, London (from 2000—asset-stripped during the Thatcher Government years), the Fundación Caixa Galicia Arts Centre, Spain (1996–2004), the Minerva Office Building, City of London (1997–2004), additional teaching studio and exhibition-space at the Royal College of Art (1999–2003), and Zürich Airport Terminal (1995–2004).

Amery (1995);AR Supplement (September 2000);Country Life, cxcvii/33 (14 Aug. 2003), 38–43;Kalman (1994);Jodidio (1995a);Meyhöfer (1995);R. Moore (ed.) (1995);Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners;Pearman (2000)

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