Saw-tooth roofs reflect the site’s industrial past
London RIBA Regional Award 2019
Mæ with White Ink Architects for Waterside Places
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 19,606 m²
Phase two of a regeneration masterplan beside the Grand Union Canal of mixed tenure homes. It comprises two plots, one around a courtyard garden for residents, and the other set back from the public canalside walk. Six pavilion buildings hold the corners of each plot, with their distinctive saw-tooth roofs reflecting the site’s industrial past. These are linked with rows of townhouses and bridge structures that form entrance portals with accommodation above. The flats are well planned, and the pavilions give every flat a dual aspect, enabling residents to enjoy a pleasant quality of natural light. A high quality work of architecture, landscaping and residential environment achieved for a modest budget.