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We officially set up Gagarin Studio six years ago this week and the practice has grown year on year (in size, workload and reputation) since then. We also welcome our sixth member of the team (yes, we\u2019re obviously counting Shep in that) as Chiara joined us this week too, arriving in Halifax (the northern renaissance town), from Florence (the actual renaissance town) in wintry February. We\u2019re thrilled that Chiara found us and we’re delighted to accept her via the Erasmus Training programme, one of the many benefits of being part of the European Union and one which both Gayle and […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n A New Footbridge for Leeds<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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Our new footbridge has arrived and installed over the River Aire in the centre of Leeds. This is the longest single span pedestrian bridge in the city and is looking beautiful. The new bridge was designed by Gagarin & DP Squared Engineers for CITU Uk, to connect new housing and community facilities and give people improved access with connection to the riverside tow paths. It also carries a new district heating system from both sides of the river, providing green energy within the \u00a0Climate Innovation District. The bridge should be open by the Spring 2019.<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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[PLAY] Advent Tunes in Hifi #2018<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Win at Northern Design Awards 2018<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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We were thrilled to come away with a win at this years Northern Design Awards for our residential project at Thorney Barn. The event, held at the Principle Hotel in Manchester was attended by hundreds of the North\u2019s leading designers, developers and architects; now in it’s sixteenth year and our first year to enter. A big well done to all of the finalists and many thanks to our many cheerleaders who’ve gone on to congratulate us; we’re feeling very loved.    <\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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Following on from the British Construction Industry Award, we’re really pleased that our project for IOU Theatre is receiving further accolades and is a finalist in Northern Design Awards 2018. We have not one but two shortlisted projects with our recently completed project at Thorney Barn also making the top spot in the residential category. We’ll be donning our posh frocks and suits at the awards dinner in Manchester, where the results will be announced.<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Our soundtrack in the Studio<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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[PLAY] Radio Gagarin #4  <\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Music – Landscape – Architecture<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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We often wonder about social media. How to use it as a business. Getting the balance right. Keeping it interesting (hopefully). Steve tweets as @gagarin_studio and Gayle as @gayleappleyard , that’s just how it evolved as the practice grew and Gayle stopped tutoring at University and dedicated her time to the practice. Steve sometimes tweets about architecture and what’s been happening. More often than not, the tweets are about music, Calder Valley life, bad puns, the dog, Pennine landscapes – all things but work. We pondered this, wondered whether that was ok, and decided it was fine; helps to show […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n CP Active & Gagarin Studio ‘activate’ new partnership<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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We’re delighted to have teamed up with CP Active, supporting the development of new services aimed at improving health and well-being in public places and spaces where we live, learn and work. By joining forces, our research in areas of health, activity and place-making will inform how buildings can be designed or modified to encourage\u00a0physical activity. CP Active have undertaken significant research informing their programmes developed for\u00a0large\u00a0businesses, SMEs, as well as the public sector. The Design Council,\u00a0for whom Gayle is a CABE champion, are also\u00a0responding to the sharp rise in twenty-first century\u00a0lifestyle-related diseases with their ‘Active by Design’ programme. \u00a0By […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Young Architects Competition – winners announced!<\/a>\n <\/div>\n \n\t\t\t\t\t
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Some terrific news to kick off the New Year – In October we had a great afternoon with 15 uber-talented young designers, aged between 8-14 as we held a workshop at Gagarin HQ for the V&A\/ Serpentine Gallery sponsored Young Architects Competition. Nearly 800 entries were received from across the UK and 10 other countries across the globe, with a very high standard of entries across the board. The competition was judged by a panel of experts, comprised of the Serpentine\u2019s Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist; the designer of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, Bjarke Ingels; and Christine Murray, Editor of […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n \n <\/div>\n<\/div>