JMP models go on show at the RA Summer Exhibition
Models of John McAslan + Partners' work on the £500m transformation of King's Cross station and the practice's restoration of the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are on show at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, which opens to the public today.
The models will be on display in the exhibition's architecture room, which has been curated by architects Piers Gough and Alan Stanton.
The models provide an insight into two major projects for JMP. The King's Cross model illustrates Network Rail's plans to significantly improve passenger facilities, rationalise operational activities and considerably increase retail opportunities at the station. Much of this transformation will be achieved in the first phase of the development, designed by John McAslan + Partners, which will be completed before the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. This will see a spectacular new western concourse open to the public and the majority of the Grade 1-listed station sensitively restored.
The Iron Market was opened earlier this year by President Bill Clinton. The model provides a better understanding of the architectural and cultural icon, which was restored by JMP; the market was the first major project to complete since the devastating Earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010.