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Speirs + Major to light Shenzhen Airport Ground Transport Centre

March 22 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major has been asked to collaborate with Studio Fuksas to light Shenzhen Airport's Ground Transport Centre and VIP lounge.
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Speirs + Major / Concept sketch of Shenzhen Airport's GT Centre
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch of Shenzhen Airport's GT Centre

Speirs + Major to illuminate Fehmarn Bridge linking Germany and Denmark

March 01 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major are part of a competition-winning team, including COWI and architects Dissing + Weitling, tasked with designing a proposed 20km bridge that would link Denmark to Northern Germany.
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Retail Birmingham

March 01 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major has been appointed to design a new night-time identity for Birmingham's core retail area, together with Make Architects.
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch for Retail Birmingham
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch for Retail Birmingham

Speirs + Major to develop new LED street light

February 17 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major are working with lighting developers at Ruud Lighting to create a modular new system of LED street lights. The designs, based on nano LED technology, will result in a highly usable family of tools for urban lighting tasks. The system will be launched in 2011.

John Hope Gateway Building, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

January 13 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Completions
The John Hope Gateway is a threshold into Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden with unrivalled facilities that allow the public to discover the world of plants and botanical science.

Speirs + Major collaborated with Edward Cullinan Architects who have designed the John Hope Gateway – a sustainable, low-energy building consisting of exhibition spaces, education facilities, a media studio, shops, a restaurant and a new bio-diversity garden.

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Burj Khalifa Dubai opens with spectacular celebration of light

January 05 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Completions
On 4 January 2010 the world’s tallest building opened with a dramatic lighting ceremony in Dubai.

Back in 2009, Speirs + Major were invited by developers EMAAR to propose creative lighting solutions that would reinforce the brand image of this iconic and record-breaking tower. A proposal for the day-to-day illuminated appearance of the building was already in place, courtesy of Fisher Marantz Stone of New York. EMAAR, however, desired an additional celebratory layer of interest to create a statement after dark.
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Shelter by Stephanie Imbeau

January 04 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Completions
Stephanie Imbeau was chosen among thousands of applicants to win the competition to become the fourth artist to put a unique stamp on the big 4 logo installation outside the Channel 4 headquarters, in London. Speirs + Major worked were with the artists to design a new night-time image for each of the pieces. Part of the aim was to reinterpret the sculptures so they would be seen quite differently at night.
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Speirs + Major featured in Metropolis Magazine

December 19 2009 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Guardian architecture and design editor Jonathan Glancey has written a profile of Speirs + Major in this month's US magazine Metropolis - describing us as 'transforming the way we experience architecture'. Read the full article at metropolismag.com.
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Metropolis front cover, December 2009
Metropolis front cover, December 2009

Speirs + Major win Inderhavn Bridge competition, Copenhagen

December 13 2009 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major have been announced as part of the successful team to win the international competition in Copenhagen to create a new pedestrian bridge over the city’s Inner Harbor. The team, which includes bridge designers Flint & Neill and Studio Bednarski, triumphed over an outstanding field of nine other international bridge design groups. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the bridge will be a vital link in the city and become a new focal point in the historic Inner Harbour area.
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Speirs + Major / Concept sketch of Inderhavn Bridge, Copenhagen
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch of Inderhavn Bridge, Copenhagen

Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees

December 01 2009 — by Jesse Lilley
Completions
Lit by Speirs + Major, the distinctive footbridge over the River Tees has become a symbol of transformation for North East England. The brief called for an iconic structure as part of the Stockton-on-Tees regeneration of the North Shore site. The resulting footbridge links the north and south shores and provides access to business and jobs in the area. Designed by Expedition Engineering, the bowstring bridge cuts a distinctive silhouette across the river. A 230m-long concrete walkway is supported by a pair of asymmetric steel arches that appear to skip across the river almost like a pebble skimming water.
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Image: Speirs + Major / James Newton
Image: Speirs + Major / James Newton
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