First Light receives planning permission

Joderal Bank Observatory has received planning permission for its project 'First Light'. The project not only sees the conservation and restoration of both the Grade-1 listed Lovell Telescope and the original Jodrell Bank Control Building but also a brand new exhibition space.

This is a fantastic project which celebrates the scientific heritage and also an enhanced educational programme. 

Find out more about the project and its exciting plans here


Turks and Caicos villas survive Hurricane Irma

The main villa and four guest villas that we engineered has survived the category 5 storm with 'pretty much no damage at all' to the teak framed structure completed in 2006. 

Hurricane Irma which hit the islands on the 8th September 2017 causing devastation across the Caribbean and on to Florida. 

50th Structural Awards 2017

We had a fantastic night at the 50th annual Structural Award ceremony last Friday, celebrating Structural Engineering excellence. Our project, Chadstone Shopping Centre Roof, was shortlisted within the Construction Innovation category.

Congratulations to the winner TallWood House at Brock Commons in Vancouver by @fast_epp and all of the other winners of the awards. For the full list click here.

Largest lightest LED screen for U2 Joshua Tree Tour

The U2 Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour has now ended, with 59 worldwide shows over 4 months.

Atelier One worked on the LED screen support frame with Belgian LED Specialists PRG Projects. The frame system, known as SpaceFrame, is made from carbon fiber which is stronger than steel but only 1/5 of the weight. The 3-dimensional SpaceFrame is made more efficient by reducing the effective length of individual members to avoid buckling. The result is an extremely lightweight, easily transportable touring frame.

See below an article on the sell-out tour in September issue.

Chadstone shortlisted for Structural Award

We are thrilled to announce that our recently completed gridshell roof at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne has been shortlisted for an IStructE Structural Award for Construction Innovation.  

The highly efficient double curvature of the gridshell covers an area of approximately 7000m2 and spans up to 32m with a structural depth of only 200mm. Bespoke software was been developed in-house for this project, to create a roof form that combines an efficient form, planar fabricable panels and an elegant boundary.

The judges acknowledged the commitment of the designers to innovation in process to solve the geometric constraints to deliver a structurally optimised quadratic framing geometry.

See our entry and others shortlisted here.

Vacancy: AutoCAD & Revit Technician

We are currently looking for a talented CAD technician with knowledge of Revit and 3+ years structural experience, who is keen to learn and get involved in interesting and challenging projects in the UK and abroad. 

Over the years, Atelier One has worked with many talented architects, artists and designers, both within the UK and internationally. Completed projects include the award winning Conservatories & Super trees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, (World Building of the year 2012), the development of Federation Square in Melbourne (Australian Architects Prize 2003, Australian Engineering Excellence Award 2003), the National Stadium in Slovenia and, in the UK, the Baltic Gallery in Gateshead and three specialist buildings for the prestigious White Cube Gallery in London.

We are also specialists in the field of engineering design for unique art installations, complex touring exhibitions and dramatic stages and some of our most notable projects include: Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate in Chicago, HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Ceremonies & Stage Sets for U2 and the Rolling Stones. In all of these projects Atelier One sought to pursue efficient, aesthetic and ambitious engineering solutions.

If you would like to be involved in creative design and think you may be suitable, please send a covering letter and CV to for the attention of Aran Chadwick.

Gardens by the Bay team win Tiajin Friendship Park competition

We are delighted to announce Atelier One will be working once again with Grants Associates, Wilkinson Eyre and Atelier Ten, on the Tiajin Friend Park in Northern China.

5 years on from Gardens by the Bay, the team will be working with both the Chinese and Singaporean governments on the Tiajin Friendship park, within the newly developed Eco-City, which aims to sustainably host up to 350,000 inhabitants by 2020. 

For the full AJ article click here