Peter Barber - New London Awards Winner

Friday 5 August 2016

08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Holmes Road Studios, Peter Barber Architects

Following the announcement of this year’s New London Awards, join us for a special Breakfast Talk exploring some of the exceptional winning schemes by Peter Barber Architects.

Peter Barber, Director of Peter Barber Architects, will present their winning projects - Holmes Road Studios in Camden, this year’s Overall Winner, Mount Pleasant Studios scheme, winner of best built project in the Conservation & Retrofit category, and the Employment Academy scheme which received a commendation in the Education category. 
Noted by the awards chairman Peter Murray as ‘standing out from the rest’, Holmes Road Studios offers 59 micro-houses for homeless people, giving it’s inhabitants a sense of belonging, empowerment and self-worth to enable them to find their feet. Mount Pleasant Studios offers ensuite accommodation for 52 homeless people, further highlighting the judges' desire this year to celebrate design which promotes positive social impact in London as well as innovative solutions to London’s housing crisis.
From a shortlist of 136 projects, 26 category winners were honoured across all sectors of London’s built environment, ranging from Housing to Offices, Education to Transport & Infrastructure, and Public Spaces to Masterplans & Area Strategies. Each scheme was selected by a prestigious international jury advised by London-based experts for having both the highest design quality and most positive social and economic impact for London. 

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Peter Barber, Director, Peter Barber Architects
Heinz Richardson, Board Director, Jestico + Whiles
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (chair)

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