TateHindle Architects

Rewriting the formula to create a new home for the Institute of Physics

Bringing together the client, architect and engineer, rewriting the formula to create a new home for the Institute of Physics (IOP) was the focus of our Green Sky Thinking event this year.

The leading scientific society will be moving from its current headquarters in Portland Place to new premises in Kings Cross in spring 2018, to a 26,000sqft building that will be highly sustainable and showcase innovative technology. For the first time in its history, IOP will have a public building, providing education and exhibition facilities for the public, the local community and schools alongside start-up incubator space, café, members’ room and staff offices.

Kate Meehan, Harish Ratna and John Edmondson considered the challenges and opportunities of creating a building befitting the leading scientific society suitable for the 21st century. The panel explored the advanced technologies the building will benefit from and how the design supports the institute’s ambition to engage different communities and make physics more accessible to a wider audience. The breakfast event was hosted by AECOM at their new offices in Aldgate.

Read more about the project here.