London studio international design practice HASSELL recently won plaudits in two categories in the international Public Realm competition for CERN.

Visuals from HASSELL's competition proposal for CERN
Visuals from HASSELL's competition proposal for CERN

HASSELL was the only UK-based design practice to be recognised by the competition, which was split into two categories: an ideas competition for the length of the Route de Meyrin adjacent to the CERN campus, and a project competition to design an emblematic Public Realm that will form the public face of the campus.

HASSELL made the top three in both categories. The practice focused on exploring the relationship between the imposing natural setting of the CERN Campus with the evolving technological and scientific discoveries made every day at the site, bringing in lighting architect Rogier van der Heide to work with them on the project entry.

Jon Hazelwood, landscape discipline leader at HASSELL in London, said: “The result is a recognition of the commitment HASSELL places on the design of the public realm and the culture of collaboration between architect and landscape architect within our practice.”

The Jury’s report is available to download from the CERN website:

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