Housing Design Awards - London Ceremony

Housing Design Awards - London Ceremony

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80 South Lambeth Road



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The first of 2 'looking and learning' awards presentation and guided tour events for the 74th year of the original and most rigorous awards programme. To be held in and around Keybridge, Vauxhall, starting with an informal tour (the first delegates to book tickets will be allocated places on the tours), followed by a film show ceremony announcing 7 superb winners at Completed and Project status. The evening closes with networking drinks and photocalls for the winners.

5pm Walking tour of Keybridge

6pm Ceremony

7.30pm Networking drinks

9pm Close

Keybridge is a compact urban development delivered over two phases: Phase One establishes the majority of residential buildings. Two red brick contemporary mansion blocks present a strong edge to South Lambeth Road, their rooftops enlivened with white terracotta penthouses, with shops and restaurants at ground floor. On Wyvil Road, a terrace of duplex homes with flats above provide 10 affordable housing units. Its scale, character and materiality relate closely to earlier examples of housing in the area.. Finally, two tall buildings of 22 and 36 stories, march along the train viaducts. These towers are connected by two lower floors of commercial uses, following the scale of the archways opposite. The height, scale and form establishes a transition between the grain and character of the conservation area to the east and the emergent cluster of tall buildings of the VNEB area.

Phase Two develops the contextually rich architectural language and character. -A hybrid building with an efficient and logical plan, successfully negotiates between the requirements of the building’s upper residential floors (level 2–18) and space for a much-needed new school building, with 360 new pupil expansion for Wyvil Primary School across the street. Keybridge is a complex urban ensemble with a variety of typologies and uses: from new mansion blocks, a terraced scaled building, three residential towers, but also a school, workspace and new public spaces. These new buildings join the existing pub and the St Ann’s Church, into an integrated new piece of city. The architecture engages with the local context and vernacular to introduce an innovative mix of building forms and scales on a tight site whilst providing a set of public spaces and new connections – characterful buildings at high density with pockets of carefully conceived public and private green spaces, framing picturesque views and vistas.

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