Camden and Hampstead buildings up for architecture award
- Credit: Camden Market Hawley Wharf
Four architectural projects in Camden and Hampstead have been nominated for the prestigious 2022 Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) London architecture awards.
They will compete with 63 other projects across the capital for the RIBA National Award, which will be assessed by a regional jury. The winning projects will be announced later this Spring.
RIBA London director Dian Small welcomed the news: “Despite the challenges of the past two years, we are delighted that the shortlist includes a wide variety of buildings – all are a true testament to the high standard of architecture that London has to offer.
"The jury discussions were focused on assessing how environmentally and socially consciousness the projects were – and particularly how they have and will positively shape the communities they are in."
In December 2021, Peter Barber Architects and Camden Council rejuvenated Kiln Place, an estate in Gospel Oak, by adding 15 homes to the site without demolishing any of the existing ones.
Seven of the homes were created for social rent, the most affordable tenure of housing in the UK, with the rest for market sale.
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Last year Camden market went through a major rebrand. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects designed eight new buildings – set amongst the existing railway viaducts – and two refurbished buildings, including the Grade II Listed 1 Hawley Road.
They are arranged around three new public spaces and several new pedestrian routes which reconnect the site with its neighbourhood.
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