The new national prayer monument known as Wall of Answered Prayer, has been granted planning permission, and building work is set to begin in the spring of 2021. Our Director Renato Benedetti was Chair of the principal judging panel that established the winning design of the RIBA competition.
The 50m-high structure will be built between the M6, M42 and proposed HS2 line at Coleshill Manor on the edge of Birmingham, and will be constructed from a million bricks, each one funded by a £10 donation and symbolising a prayer answered.
The winning design by Southampton-based practice Snug Architects, was inspired by a Möbius strip and incorporates a visitor centre.
Our project Eleventh Church of Christ, Scientist is opening its doors as part of the Open House weekend in September 2019.
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Stripping-out and enabling work has begun on our comprehensive improvements and expansion of BAFTA’s Grade II Listed headquarters at 195 Piccadilly.
Originally built in 1883 as galleries and multi-purpose event spaces for the Royal institute of Painters in Water Colours, a medium then over-looked by the neighbouring Royal Academy of Arts across Piccadilly, the building is being completely transformed as the centre of excellence for the moving image arts in film, television and games.
Pictured – Renato Benedetti and Associate / Project Architect Carla Sorrentino on the 1st floor balcony overlooking Piccadilly.
Our tailor shop project, Connock and Lockie based in London which completed in 2016, has been featured in August’s edition of the Italian Mastery Magazine, Xtra part of Design Diffusion World.
As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019, Renato Benedetti gave a talk at BAFTA headquarters to give a more detailed and exclusive look at the comprehensive expansion and improvements to BAFTA’s Grade II listed building.
Benedetti Architects are delighted to announce that our BAFTA scheme has been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2019 in the Culture category.
The awards honour the capital’s very best architecture, planning and development and gives recognition to the impact the projects have on their surroundings and to London as a whole, as well as their architectural quality.
See the shortlist here
Renato Benedetti presented the BAFTA scheme to the BAFTA Annual General Meeting on Monday 03 June 2019.
Benedetti Architects have signed the Architects Declare along with other renowned architectural practices calling for a shift in behaviour over climate change and take action over to prevent biodiversity loss.
The announcement of the winner of RIBA’s International Competition, The Wall of Answered Prayers – A National Landmark of Hope took place in the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 23 May 2019. The winning architectural practice, Snug Architects was announced as the winner with Renato Benedetti as Chair of Judges for RIBA.
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Renato Benedetti (Chair of Judges for RIBA), Sally Bundock (BBC News presenter of The Briefing), Paul Bulkeley (Snug Architects), Richard Gamble (Client)