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Old June 19th, 2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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Two Chamberlain Square | Paradise | Offices/Retail | 8fl | 38m | U/C.

2 Chamberlain Square
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Height: 38m | Floors: 8 | Client/Architects: Argent / Glenn Howells Architects

Links: http://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/phase-one/
  • Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, Two Chamberlain Square is an eight storey, 182,000 sq ft building bringing a striking contemporary addition to Birmingham's historical core.

    With large, open floorplates of over 20,000 sq ft, Two Chamberlain Square provides a bright and spacious working environment with floor to ceiling glazing providing superb views over the transformed Chamberlain Square.


  • Current status: Approved / Demolition Underway








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Old June 19th, 2015, 10:02 PM   #2
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6/10 for me. Attractive but lacks the wow factor.

Does anyone else hate the Chamberlain Memorial?
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Old June 20th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #5
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Now we just need to wait for it to be built.

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Old June 20th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #6
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Old June 20th, 2015, 01:36 AM   #7
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This is one of the most 1960s things I've seen proposed in Birmingham for years - and not the good stuff either.

Also, what's up with that depressingly bland landscaping on the renders?!
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Old June 20th, 2015, 09:08 AM   #8
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Erebus are you back on the birmingham forum for good now? Seem more active in posts here!
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6/10 for me. Attractive but lacks the wow factor.

Does anyone else hate the Chamberlain Memorial?
When I spoke to one of the planners at the Paradise open day they said they did not want these building to have too much wow factor due to clashing with the historic buildings nearby.

The thin columns at the front are to mirror the fatter columns on the Town Hall nearby.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 09:56 AM   #10
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Now we just need to wait for it to built.
According to the Paradise web site construction starts Q3 2016 (after the library / Adrian Boult Hall has been knocked down).

Completion is not until Q1 2019.

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According to the Paradise web site construction starts Q3 2106 (after the library / Adrian Boult Hall has been knocked down).

Completion is not until Q1 2019.

Construction start 2106, now that seems more realistic
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Old June 20th, 2015, 02:07 PM   #12
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The crucial thing with this building is now how it reflects the BMAG but more how it interplays with 1CS. If they can get a set up some smooth lines so that you get a good 'wow' factor from 1 CS as you come up the Victoria Square steps and then get channelled down into Centenary Square, this project will be a winner.
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Is that a sneaky water feature in one of the pictures - or has rain collected ?
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Construction start 2106, now that seems more realistic
Whoops.

Now corrected, 2016
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It looks like one expecially with nobody walking threw it.
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I understand some peoples frustrations with the lack of height or the missing 'wow' factor, but for me these buildings are about redressing the focus of the area back onto the Town Hall and the Council House.

After all, Brindley Place doesn't really have any 'wow' factor buildings, but that project has set the standard for many Nation wide regeneration projects since the 1990's.

These buildings will be of such a great Quality that they won't need to stand out, like a 1000 buildings you will walk past in London with out realising.
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I've spoken to Glen Howells about his designs - he's always believed in the importance of good quality background buildings that create a great streetscape but don't try and shout and grab your attention. I think that's reflected in many of his designs around Birmingham.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 07:28 PM   #18
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I've spoken to Glen Howells about his designs - he's always believed in the importance of good quality background buildings that create a great streetscape but don't try and shout and grab your attention. I think that's reflected in many of his designs around Birmingham.




This is what I wanted to say but was unable to find the phrasing to do so.

Thank you Urbanicity.

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It looks like one expecially with nobody walking threw it.
Good grief!!
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I've spoken to Glen Howells about his designs - he's always believed in the importance of good quality background buildings that create a great streetscape but don't try and shout and grab your attention. I think that's reflected in many of his designs around Birmingham.
Very true and I don't doubt that this will be of high material quality. They are some of the most high profile architects that still push Modernist design themes today despite the fact modernist buildings largely get derided and demolished.

But here, this is not one of his finest designs at all. The proportions are out and on three out of four elevations, there is minimal interaction of the building with the street level. It almost ignores the street alongside it.

At least on the north elevation there's potential to use wider spans of glass to create reflections with the context without the worry of the sun. There's opportunities to create subtle visual moments in more places than just the elevation facing Chamberlain Square (an elevation that I do really like in all fairness).
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