Written by Tom Clarke • Published 2nd March 2020 • 5 minute read

Europe and iconic buildings are something that go together like well, brick and mortar. From the Effel Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Europe is full of buildings bursting with character.

But away from landmark tourist attractions, who are the architecture firms who are constructing modern properties that will survive the test of time?

With the news breaking on Saturday that MIPIM, the world’s leading property market event, has been postponed until June due to the growing concerns related to the coronavirus.

We wanted to take a moment to recognise five of our favourite architecture firms that would have been attending the exhibition later this month.

Corstorphine + Wright

An award-winning practice which has design studios plotted across the breadth of the UK. Corstorphine + Wright combine the very best quality architectural solutions that blend a strategic, design-led approach whilst including integral commercial awareness.

What makes Corstorphine + Wright different from other architectural firms is the acknowledgement that architecture is more than just an individual building, it encompasses the spaces around the building, and the wider structures within its vacinity.

As their portfolio suggests their expertise are broad, projects include The Barcode in Plymouth, Royal Exchange in Manchester and the Bargate in Southampton.

Pozzoni Architecture

Soon to be celebrating their 40th birthday, Pozzoni Architecture is a forward-thinking practice that has achieved success through passion, personality and an in-built drive from directors and partners.

Aside from their offices in the capital and Manchester, Pozzoni also have emerging partnerships in both the USA and Australia.

Whilst it might seem that Pozzoni are going global, they are always quick to remember their local roots that make them special.

With services including master planning, environmental sustainability, graphics and visualisation resources at their disposal, Pozzoni Architecture is a fully integrated firm for all your one-stop needs.

Projects include Godalming Leisure Centre and Cheadle Hulme School Sixth Form Centre.


With 13 regional studios in the UK, Purcell’s ethos is that their fascination by extending the life of the old, whilst also providing excellent new designs that are futureproofed. The firm originally founded by Donovan Purcell in 1947 are leaders in architecture, heritage and master planning.

One of their big focuses for new business is in the cultural sector, which ties in suitably with their ethos of extending the life of the old.

Some examples of projects include rejuvenating Canterbury Cathedral, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and impressively the Palace of Westminster.

UberRaum Architects 

Founded by German architects Markus and Daniela Seifermann, UberRaum Architecture combines Germany technology with British design for commercial, public and private clients at a national and international level.

Continually striving to create spaces where people feel comfortable, inspired and most importantly at home.

Their projects are inspired from believing that people achieve more when they can be themselves and the better, they feel.

UberRaum specialises in designing happy people, pretty cool huh?


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Providing Architectural Visualisation to the world is Liverpool based business, Uniform. For over twenty years, they have been putting design at the forefront to solve problems, change mindsets and imperatively help their clients succeed.

Uniform’s award-winning architecture visualisation studio helps to bring the creative ambitions of the world’s leading developers and architects to life.

So, if you’re having difficulty picturing what a building or structure will look like, Uniform is the business to check out.

Responsible for projects such as 10 George Street in Canary Wharf, O’Hare International Airport and the extraordinary Dubai Towers.


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