What do you like about brick’s qualities as a material?
Sergison Bates was established in 1996 by Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates and joined by Mark Tuff as partner in 2005. They have engaged with all dimensions of architectural and urban design rather than focusing on narrow specialisms, and are currently involved in projects ranging from urban planning and regeneration to public buildings and housing in the UK and mainland Europe. A second office was opened in Zurich in 2010.
Recent projects include the Nordbahnhof PaN Wohnpark housing project in Vienna (Österreichischer Bauherrenpreis 2014) and the transformation of a listed former brewery building in East London into a new undergraduate campus for Hult International Business School (RIBA National Award 2015).
The practice is committed to a research-based approach, which is supported by the partners’ academic work. Both founding partners have written and published extensively: their latest book, Buildings, was published by Quart Verlag in 2012.
How does brick function as a material climatically where you build?