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northern design centre reaches its peak

northern design centre reaches its peak

Construction of the landmark £9.9m Northern Design Centre in Gateshead today reached an important milestone with the topping out of the structure. Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry CBE and redboxdesign group chairman Alan J Smith OBE DL carried out a ‘topping out’ ceremony to formally mark the completion of the brand new building’s roof. Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry, said: “We’ve seen significant growth in creative industries over the last few years. The No...

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chinese delegation visits red box

chinese delegation visits red box

A trade mission to encourage China to look to the North East has visited international architectural practice Newcastle-based Red Box Design Group. VIPs from Hunan Province were shown the practice’s award-winning headquarters by Chairman Alan J Smith who also hosted a special lunch in their honour. Alan J Smith OBE, DL said: “China is the world’s fastest growing economy and there are clearly opportunities for North East firms to do business there. We have recently witnessed this ...

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take a tour of redbox headquarters

take a tour of redbox headquarters

Take a tour of our headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne. The short film includes some images of the building in operation in 1920 as a Telegraph Office and its condition in 1997 when acquired by redbox. The building which is now our Headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne was purpose built as a Post Office in 1876. It is remarkable that the majority of the building with its two superimposed giant orders – Roman Doric for the porch, and Corinthian above – remains largely unaltered from ...

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Architecture

iconic?

iconic?

Andrew Clark, of Red Box Design Group discusses one of the quandaries facing architects in urban design. Clients often ask for an iconic piece of design when what they really mean is a building that really stands out from the crowd. To achieve truly iconic status, the building has to achieve a significance in terms of design that goes beyond its main purpose as a piece of architecture (an icon = a representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it). M...

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