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Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch

Elegantly replicates the original composition

Credit: Jack Hobhouse

Piercy & Company for Durley Investment Company

Contract value: £3.6m. GIA: 1446m2

This new office replaces a Victorian structure. The original street elevation is re-worked to allow greater ceiling heights but otherwise elegantly replicates the original composition and details. Principal challenges were getting light to the larger rear floor-plate which is enclosed on all sides, and accommodating rights-of-light. Complex constraints led to the rich architectural form of the rear building, and its intriguing character.

  • Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Credit: Jack Hobhouse

The rear building roof and facade is clad in brass with standing seams.  Where possible, generous windows and quirkily-angled and inserted roof-lights make for light and airy spaces. A timber clad core and suspended lighting, set at angles, complete an elegant and harmonious design.

See other winners in the RIBA Regional Awards 2015 – London

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