The judges said: “This is a stunning housing development which provides an interesting contemporary take on a proud local identity.”
“It is good to see something new and intelligent in the housing sector, particularly within a World Heritage Site, and demonstrates to other developers that high quality housing can be achieved and you can be bold in a historic setting.”
We were delighted to have so many of our friends, clients and colleagues join our 21 year celebration at Somerset House.
The event included a public talk and exhibition of Alison Brooks Architects’ work over 21 years of practice. Mixing digital media with physical artefacts, we brought together over 100 models, 3000 images and key texts in a 50 minute looped video installation.
We also launched a limited edition catalogue ‘Ideals, then Ideas’ to accompany the celebration. This book describes our work within the conceptual themes and four ideals that have underpinned our work in architecture: Authenticity, Generosity, Civicness and Beauty.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed 50 architects and designers, including Alison Brooks, to work with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital.
Khan announced the appointments as part of the Good Growth by Design programme during a speech at London School of Economics last night.
The Smile has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, in addition to the overall prize.
Thank you to all those who joined us for our City(e)State exhibition at our studio! This event was part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture.