Shortlisted, RIBA President's Awards
August 2nd, 2015
Our ongoing research into Shell Lace, an innovative single surface structural system, has been shortlisted for the RIBA President's Awards for Research. Tonkin Liu is in the running for the ‘Outstanding Practice-located Research’ award. Read more about the award on the Architects Journal.
Ness Point House nears Completion
July 15th, 2015
July 15th, 2015
New Shell Lace Book Published
September 15th, 2014
The book charts the last five years of practice-based research in the innovative single-surface structural technique we call Shell Lace. Covering projects ranging in scale between the relief shelter, the bridge, and the ferry terminal, the book tells the story of Shell Lace through its many structurally efficient - yet beautiful - guises. The book can be purchased in stores and online here.
RIBA Exhibition Now Open
September 2nd, 2014
Winner, RIBA Bridge Competition
January 22nd, 2014
The design was the product of a close collaboration between architects at Tonkin Liu and structural engineers from Arup. Competition Adviser Renato Benedetti of bridge specialists McDowell + Benedetti said: ‘Tonkin Liu with Arup are worthy winners - their unique bridge is poetic, innovative and elegantly engineered with sinuous curves seamlessly linking the Meadows with the new public space to be created. Its sculptural qualities ensure it will be a joy to look at and to use, becoming an inspirational new urban marker for Salford.’
Seasons Greetings from Tonkin Liu
December 24th, 2013
RIBA Research Trust Award
November 14th, 2013
The innovative structural technique, which generates ultra-light single-surface structures, is being developed with engineers ARUP. Advanced digital design, analysis, and fabrication tools, together with traditional tailoring techniques, are used in the Shell Lace Structure’s iterative design process, to construct complex three-dimensional forms using the minimum amount of material. The first large-scale built prototype is Rain Bow Gate.