LSE

London, UK

  • LSE
  • University teaching, academic offices, social spaces and sports facilities
  • Competition
  • AL_A

AL_A were invited to submit proposals for the new Paul Marshall Building for the London School of Economics. A building shaped by sustainability and connectivity, our proposals sought to bring  together the city and the campus with a new public commons – a place for the unplanned and unexpected.

A building shaped by daylight and the constant movement of people, it is centred around a void, which becomes its most positive and active space, and is innovative, progressive and adaptable to flex and flux.

Designed and understood in strata, the Paul Marshall Building sets up a rich diversity of experiences that express the depth of the LSE and with spaces for forging connections and encouraging collaboration. An institution and a building not bound by the traditional limits or distinctions of universities, our designs create a new identity for the LSE with gravitas and reflection, and with an identity defined by overlapping personalities and contexts.

Galeries Lafayette

Paris, France

Galeries Lafayette

The Courtyard

Moscow, Russia

The Courtyard

Wadham College

Oxford, UK

Wadham College

Maggie’s Centre

Southampton, UK

Maggie’s Centre

V&A Museum

London, UK

V&A Museum

Central Embassy

Bangkok, Thailand

Central Embassy

MAAT

Lisbon, Portugal

MAAT

Pitch/Pitch

London, UK

Pitch/Pitch

Sky Central

London, UK

Sky Central

Illuminated River

London, UK

Illuminated River

Thong Lo

Bangkok, Thailand

Thong Lo

Abu Dhabi Mosque

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi Mosque

Ceramic Table

Ceramic Table

LSE

London, UK

LSE

Paleis Het Loo

Apeldoorn, Holland

Paleis Het Loo

MPavilion

Melbourne, Australia

MPavilion

Nine Elms Bridge

London, UK

Nine Elms Bridge

Mumbai Museum

Mumbai, India

Mumbai Museum

Tincan

London, UK

Tincan

IOC

Lausanne, Switzerland

IOC

Sky Hub

London, UK

Sky Hub

Oriel College

Oxford, UK

Oriel College

Sky Media Campus

London, UK

Sky Media Campus

Timber Wave

London, UK

Timber Wave

Huntingdon Estate

London, UK

Huntingdon Estate

Subway Station

Naples, Italy

Subway Station

Le Louvre

Paris, France

Le Louvre

Globe Academy

London, UK

Globe Academy

News London

London, UK

News London

Hills Place

London, UK

Hills Place

Spencer Dock Bridge

Dublin, Ireland

Spencer Dock Bridge

Oxford Street

London, UK

Oxford Street

Metropolis

Copenhagen

Metropolis

Selfridges

Birmingham, UK

Selfridges

Lord’s Media Centre

London, UK

Lord’s Media Centre

Comme des Garçons

New York, USA

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons

Tokyo, Japan

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons

Paris, France

Comme des Garçons

Floating Bridge

London, UK

Floating Bridge

Furniture

Furniture