We are thrilled to announce the end of the construction period of One Ashley Road in North London.
Our scheme’s hexagonal plan geometry, colour and patterning are inspired by Tottenham’s historic local context. The Eagle Pencil Co, later taken over by Berol, operated a factory in the Hale from 1907 to 1992. With a rich orange brick outer skin and a faceted metal courtyard façade, our design employs the graphic colours and hexagonal forms of the iconic Berol Eagle Pencil. These have been translated formally as abstract surface patterns within the architecture of the building, gathering and reflecting light into its heart.
A secluded residents podium garden and resident’s co-work space at third floor level is sheltered from street noise; at 7th floor level, a south-facing communal roof garden is visible from afar. With a double-height colonnade offering a civic frontage to Tottenham Hale, this building will bring identity, character, human scale and joy to its new and existing communities.
Visualization shows the view of the building directly after exiting Tottenham Hale station
Happy New Year from Alison Brooks Architects!
View our winter newsletter containing some of our 2022 highlights here: Season’s Greetings from Alison Brooks Architects (mailchi.mp)
Waterfront Toronto and Quayside Impact confirmed an agreement to develop the Quayside site this December.
This announcement follows the competition success of Quayside Impact’s team earlier this year featuring Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen and Alison Brooks Architects.
Co-leading a talented international team, we hope to transform the area into a vibrant new ecologically minded community. Our Western Curve Tower is the cornerstone to the masterplan’s design, featuring innovative balconies that will promote extensive planting.
The development will offer:
- 800+ Units of affordable housing
- 3.5 Acres of connective green public space
- Low carbon design; mass timber structures
Read Waterfront Toronto’s full announcement here.
This December Alison Brooks was interviewed by Julia Gamolina, the founder of Madame Architect.
“We need more women creating the built environment, creating the cities in which we live. We need to inspire more young girls and women to be the makers of our world.”
To read the full interview, click here.
Headlining alongside an impressive list of international design talents, Alison Brooks featured as a keynote speaker in Monterey, California for CAIA’s famed Monterey Design Conference.
Learn more about the event and speakers by clicking here.