100 days of London: Roundup 91-100
Finally, finally after an intense 100 days, our project is completed! Here are the very final 10 designs from the series.
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Kensington Palace | Sunshine: Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens was originally a Jacobean house purchased by William III and Mary II in 1689. They commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to bring the house up to their standards and it has been a royal residence ever since.
Sir John Soane Museum | Midnight: Sir John Soane Museum built Sir John Soane, the architect behind the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Bank of England, to display his collections and educate. An extraordinary collection of items in Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Queen's House | Jewel: Grade I listed Queen's House in Greenwich, designed by Inigo Jones and completed in 1635, is said to be the first classical building in England. Originally intended as a gift for Anne of Denmark by her husband King James 1, although she died before it was finished, today it houses a beautiful art collection.
Barbican | Exotic: Another Brutalist masterpiece, the Barbican was designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. It is Grade II listed. The estate was built during the 1960s and 70s on land that had been destroyed during World War II, and the Barbican Centre was opened in the early 1980s.
Christ Church Spitalfields | Rustic: Christ Church Spitalfields was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor. English Baroque in style, it opened in 1739, with the crypt restored and redeveloped in the late 2000s by Dow Jones.
Newport St Gallery | Jewel: Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery, was winner of the RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize. Designed by Caruso St John Architects, it opened in 2015. Three Victorian listed buildings were converted and combined with new buildings to create the space. It continues its artistic heritage - the original buildings were used to create scenery for theatre productions.
Olympic Stadium | Sunset: The Olympic Stadium opened in 2011, built for the London 2012 Olympics. Designed by Populous, it was then redeveloped to become home to West Ham, as well as continuing to host special events.
Old Royal Naval College | Rustic: The Old Royal Naval College is another English Baroque styled building in our series. The site dates back to Tudor times, when it was Greenwich Palace. The buildings we see today were originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s for a hospital for the Royal Seamen, with additions over the years by key architects.
County Hall | Midnight: Our penultimate design is County Hall. Edwardian Baroque in style, it was designed by Ralph Knott for London County Council and opened in 1922.
Westminster Abbey | Sunshine: Completing the 100 with the gothic grandeur of Westminster Abbey, another London classic. The site itself dates back to 1065, but today's building dates back to around the 1260s. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it's incredibly detailed architecture has been the setting for many Royal occasions, from Coronations to Weddings.
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