Celebrating and rewarding design excellence in UK architecture, the annual Architects’ Journal Architecture Awards were celebrated this month. The awards highlight the very best projects across a range of key categories, from housing schemes and cultural projects to school developments and work place designs.
Everyone at Shadbolt were delighted to see that two projects which we have worked on recently, won their individual categories. Congratulations to everyone involved with these developments. Check out our case studies of these wonderful buildings (below).
ALEXANDRA PALACE - EAST WING REGENERATION
WINNER - HERITAGE PROJECT
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios were asked to help breathe new life into the much-loved cultural icon with the regeneration of the East Wing and Theatre. Using an approach of “arrested decay” where consolidation is used rather than restoration, the architects integrated a new technical infrastructure while retaining the unique character of its historic spaces.
MUSIC SCHOOL - KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON
WINNER - SCHOOL PROJECT
Designed by Hopkins Architects, the New Music School is made up of 3 distinct parts linked by a L shape foyer. The basement level comprises loud practice rooms for instruments such as percussion, drums and brass. The ground floor is home to a triple-height auditorium which can accommodate a 70-piece orchestra with 200 seats. Finally, the top floor consists of an orchestra rehearsal room, additional practice spaces, specialist classrooms and the porters’ residence.