Ryder Architecture is one of the pioneering change-makers of society, providing a better lifestyle and far-sighted avenues to the community. Its founding members, Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates, worked under Le Corbusier and Ove Arup and got acquainted with each other at Berthold Lubetkin’s office. The philosophy of the three offices is ingrained in Ryder Architecture’s style, and it still pertains to their design ideas despite the evolution in their designs over the years. 

The firm supports many programs all over the world to enhance architectural practices in aspects like BIM and research technologies and sees it as a social responsibility for architects to give to the community and the world they are living in!

It believes in teamwork and progressive learning and has a huge multinational team in its offices all over the world. Among the many amazing and varied projects by Ryder Architecture, here are 15 projects for you to have a look at:

1. Future Homes

Future homes is an innovative and sustainable project incorporating 66 affordable homes split into three buildings. It is located in the urban core of Newcastle city centre as a part of the landmark Helix regeneration area. It is an inventive, high-quality social housing spread over an area of 6300 m2, developed in collaboration with Future Homes partnership. 

The design is unique and sustainably adaptable and challenges the conventional affordable housing design.

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2. Islington Wharf Phase 3

It is a significant residential scheme along the Ashton Canal, developed in an area of 8755 m2. The design includes around 220 dwelling units with two- and three-bedroom apartments planned above the retail use ground floor and assigned parking for the dwellers. The dramatic spaces created with two landscaped courtyards and the waterway along the site defines the muse. 

The subtle and earthy material palette with vivid volumes in the building creates an envelope binding the exterior to the interior. The simplicity and order of the façade give way to accommodate prospects.

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3. Project Meridian

Ryder was commissioned to provide a master plan for the phased development of a comprehensive bio-campus and deliver the first building. The building design consists of office spaces and a visitor facility. It sits on a beautiful landscape with two pools reflecting the contemporary front façade and welcoming arrival. The restaurant on the south spills in a terraced landscape overlooking a pond with water lilies. 

The campus provides a perfect and relaxed environment for the employees.

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4. Vision Tameside

Ryder has designed Tameside as a mixed-use development as a part of an ambitious Town Centre regeneration strategy. The project has been proposed with all the amenities for the improvement in the lifestyle of the locals. The place is designed in a 15,900 m2 area with central spaces designed to establish cohesion in citizen’s social life.

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5. Bolam Coyne

Located in the Byker Estate, Bolam Coyne is considered to be the most imaginative and remarkable single development in the estate. With the most vibrant textures and colours, it stands out in the vicinity. However, due to social complexity, it stood abandoned for a decade. 

Ryder proposed to refurbish the dwelling by reorganizing the design and creating 15 apartments with a mix of two bedrooms and three bedrooms for three to five people.

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6. Droylsden Academy

This project is a redesign for two schools. The principal of the school wanted to set an example for educational spaces. Ryder, along with the principal’s vision, redefined learning spaces and created spaces to facilitate the learnings in school. Staff spaces were minimized and learning areas were outlined according to the periods. The project envisioned creating an environment for the interactive and cognitive growth of the students.

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7. Stockton Town Centre

Ryder has drawn up impressive proposals to alter Stockton High Street into an Urban Park. The proposal seeks to demolish the age-old Castlegate Shopping Centre to open up the park to the banks of River Tees, welcoming several developments along the riverside. New entertainment, play, and food zones have been proposed in the park, making it a comprehensive public place for the citizens.

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8. Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy is a co-educational, subject-diversified school in Halifax. The design sits on a steeply contoured south-facing site of 13,219 m2 area. The building’s orientation is such that it allows maximum daylight from the South Façade, with the view of the adjoining valley. Learning clusters are oriented east-west along with the site topography with three clusters on the central street, which is the heart of the campus containing the communal areas.

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9. Royal Stoke University Hospital

Ryder Architecture has given a new dimension to healthcare services’ infrastructure by this project. The master plan sets out a rational site development inculcating room for all future possibilities in clinical advancements. This project is a phased development with the addition of different medical specialties in each phase. 

The firm has designed a natural and positive environment with the structure and landscape, delivering a real sense of environment and place. It has used the context, site and built massing to the best of its advantage, creating a balanced space.

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10. The Biosphere

This proposal is a holistic solution for new businesses and the expansion of old businesses. Ryder has created opportunities for start-ups to flourish in a well-equipped office space having discrete functions in different levels of the building. The building is located in the prime area of the city of New Castle and is set as a landmark for business development and sciences.

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11. UBC Pacific Residence

The recent University of British Council Pacific Residence provides a vibrant community environment for people to live, play, work and learn. It provides mix-use commercial spaces with visibility from the street and residential spaces with a view of the student union boulevard. This project is located in Vancouver and is designed to LEED Gold, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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12. Tyhume Valley

This project, located in South Africa, is an excellent demonstration of the indigenous construction techniques of the place. It is an amphitheatre connected to a school for performances by the students. The design is inspired by the local South African roundhouses, and materials and labour employed were locally sourced. The setting has four terraces and a 200 m2 performance area against the backdrop of the beautiful Tyhume Mountains and the river.

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13. Antsy Science and Technology Park

Antsy Park is the centre of technology and innovation located in the heart of the UK’s key transport hub. When completed, it will comprise various areas related to science, technology, and prospects. It is an economically and socially viable design and encourages thought and learning with the built environment. 

Existing landscape elements are enhanced to create green buffers and wildlife corridors within the site. Significant developments have been made, and it will be a unique landscape-driven sustainable campus when complete.

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14. Liverpool Bio-innovation Centre

The project is an extension of the Royal University Hospital providing research spaces to the hospital. It is planned in response to the hospital’s design and provides a split of laboratories and office spaces. Ryder has emphasized flexible biology and chemical laboratories. It responds to the hospital’s redevelopment and leaves space for future phased development.

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15. Quadrus

The project is a workplace with offices for start-ups and small businesses. Ryder designed the open workspaces in two linked cubes consisting of four floors. The cubes sit on an organic plinth and landscape comprising the reception, café, and other public areas. The place is designed to encourage ideas, discussions, and mutual growth.

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Reference

Ryder Architecture. 2021. Projects | Ryder Architecture. [online] Available at: <https://www.ryderarchitecture.com/projects/> [Accessed 8 July 2021].

Author

Aditi is a creative soul and a firm believer in procedural learning. She looks towards building a sustainable milieu by linking the built environment to the roots of India’s culture. She is an ardent reader and holds a keen interest in art, architecture and aesthetics.

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