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Hilson Moran is in winning team for King's Cross Gasholder competition

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[01/01/2010] Hilson Moran is part of the victorious team in the King’s Cross Gasholder competition. The winning design by Bell Phillips + Kimble is now being showcased at an exhibition of all of the submissions entered in the competition at New London Architecture in The Building Centre, London. The two-stage competition to create a unique public space amidst the iconic heritage structure of Gasholder No. 8 in King’s Cross was launched in summer 2009 by King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership and attracted 80 original competition entries, from which five teams were shortlisted. Bell Phillips + Kimble’s design is envisaged to create a series of shallow water pools, which will provide an active space for play and relaxation by day and a tranquil reflection pool by night. Below the pool will be a large, multi-functional events space ideal for theatrical performances, concerts, exhibitions and receptions. The glass lenses in the roof of this space will provide natural lighting and offer dramatic views up through the reflection pool to the gasholder above. Hilson Moran will be providing advice on the structural engineering, building services and sustainability for the proposed £2.5 million, multi-use internal and external events space.

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