Mayor's Prize at NLA Awards
July 2018We are delighted that our project for the Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney has won the Mayor's Prize at the New London Architecture (NLA) Awards.
The council-led regeneration scheme is a collaboration with Karakusevic Carson Architects and MUF architecture/art and includes a joint masterplan creating a network of legible streets and public spaces that knit Kings Crescent Estate back into the surrounding area. New blocks enclose attractively landscaped courtyards that are shared with existing residents, and a high quality material palette, common to old and new buildings, enables an overall cohesion. In the refurbished 1960s buildings, wintergardens and balconies animate the courtyards. At ground level, the garage conversions are being treated as an exemplar for similar estates in Hackney and beyond. An important aspect of our design in both the new buildings and the refurbishment of the existing blocks was to ensure a democratic, tenure blind design in the façades; as this enhances a sense of solidarity amongst all residents.
The Prize was presented on July 4th at the Guildhall by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Mayor’s Prize is awarded for the project that best reflects the Mayor’s ambition for “Supporting Diversity”.