Solar Innovation Centre Site Visit

On Thursday 20th September, Tony Kettle and Tony Archibold took a visit to the Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai to see the progress on site. The award winning design for the Solar Innovation Centre celebrates the unique identity of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Based on the principles of ‘divine geometry’ seen in Islamic art, the Solar Innovation Centre’s unique form rises to over 85m and is instantly recognisable, the design reinforces the parks’ notability. Find…

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Friday Forum #16 | St Petersburg Visit

For our 16th Friday Forum, Tony presented his recent trip to St Petersburg to the team. As previously frequent visitors to Russia, this was Tony and Colin’s first visit to Saint Petersburg in four years. In 2014, they visited Lakhta Centre’s site in the early stages of construction. Upon invitation from Gazprom, the visit in July 2018 marked the completion of the external facade, with the removal of the construction cranes from site. Lakhta Centre Site Visit Tony and Colin…

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Tony Kettle Visits Lakhta Centre Site

On day two of the Saint Petersburg trip, Tony and Colin headed to the Lakhta Centre site. This was an incredible experience for them, as they were involved in the tower during the concept. Tony spoke at the IV International Spatial Forum, alongside Alexander Bobkov and Sergey Nikorovov, marking the completion of the towers facade. As Author of the Design of Lakhta Centre, Tony spoke of the origin of the design and it’s association and connection from natural forms. Share…

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Lakhta Centre Becomes Europe’s Tallest Building

Tony Kettle’s Lakhta Centre, currently under construction, has now overtaken Europe’s tallest building to become the tallest building in Europe. Due to be completed at 462 metres tall, the Lakhta Centre will be the 11th tallest tower in the world upon completion. The inspiration for the Lakhta Centre tower design comes from the concept of energy in water with the form of the building deriving its shape from the changing nature of water, ever changing light and reflections. To find…

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Our First Drone Footage

Kettle Collective took a trip up to the Ripple Retreat site and tried out our new drone for the first time. It is fantastic to see the scaffolding down revealing the beautiful structure of the Ripple Retreat which is captured in this video. With the construction of the Ripple Retreat approaching the last stages of the build we are excited to see the finished building. To find out more about the design please visit our project page here.   Share…

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Solar Innovation Centre Construction

Kettle Collective visited the construction site of the Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai where progress has begun. Our site picture shows the ground floor lobby and reception from the drop off area under canopy which is currently under construction. The Solar Innovation Centre is an award winning design by Kettle Collective, focusing on sustainable development in the region. To find out more about the Solar Innovation Centre visit our project page here.   Share this page:

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Ripple Retreat Site Visit

Our team were excited to take a group trip up to the Ripple Retreat site on Loch Venachar to see the progress of the build and how the building has progressed since the windows have been installed. For many of the team it was their first trip up to the site so it was great for them to finally see the site and experience the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. It was exciting to see the interior begin to take…

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Ripple Retreat Update

A few of our team members took a site visit up to the Ripple Retreat. We were thrilled to see the development of the build and how far the Retreat has developed. We are beginning to get excited as we can finally see the form of the building taking shape as the roof goes on and we are nearing the end of the build with only two months to go. To find out more about the design please visit our…

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