Avanti Architects, 2020
The Makers Building, 1 Jasper Walk, N1 7TW
Join us on September 16th for guided tours of the award-winning innovative Makers Building in Hackney. Explore the school, residential spaces, and new square. Refreshments and project materials available at Avanti Architect's office nearby.
Moorgate, Liverpool Street
The Avanti Architects office is a 6 minute walk away from The Makers.
This project offers a new, innovative model for densification of inner-city sites and a sustainable way of addressing the current shortfalls in funding for new public facilities. Overall, the project delivers 175 residential units and commercial/gallery space which cross fund the building of a school as well as other public benefits. The scheme also makes an outstanding contribution to the local neighbourhood through creation of a new public space for Londoners with improved connectivity and permeability.
The site strategy adopts a layered approach to the overall massing, composed of low-, mid- and high-rise development. This allows the development to be tailored to the unique conditions on each boundary and mitigates impacts to neighbouring residential and commercial properties.
• Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 ‘Best Development – Urban in London’ Winner
• Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 ‘Best Regeneration Project – over 100 homes’ Shortlisted
• New London Awards 2021 ‘Mixed Use’ Shortlisted
• British Homes Awards 2021 Best Interior Design: Development
• Hackney Design Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
• Housing Design Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
Avanti Architects is an international award-winning design consultancy providing architectural design, sustainable design, masterplanning, urban design, and landscape design services. The company was first established in 1981 and today has a broad and balanced portfolio of work in education, health, residential, commercial, leisure, mixed-use, regeneration and conservation, with project sizes ranging from £1 million to £750 million.
The reputation of the company is founded on providing high quality strategic design advice to clients based on innovation, flexibility and sustainability. At the heart of our mission statement is our commitment to the social principles on which the company was first formed, together with an emphasis on sustainable communities and architecture.
The redevelopment of a former furniture warehouse in Hackney. Using CLT and glulam, the existing building has been extended to include a new building over the yard as well as a new office space on the top floor of the main building.
Ian Chalk Architects, 2021
Guided tour / Walking Tour
Over the last 13 years, the 150-year-old school has reused and built upon its existing campus to provide new, state-of-the-art facilities. See how new architecture can sit with heritage buildings to create something completely new.
offices, architectural practice, walk/tour
Cullinan Studio converted this Victorian warehouse into their low-energy office in 2012, retaining 80% of the existing building fabric. The Foundry co-working hub is now home to several organisations working in the built environment.
Cullinan Studio, 2012
civic, art in the public realm, community/cultural, entertainment, mixed use, theatre, concert/performance space
Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London and now a great arts venue, the Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall boasts many spaces, from the Victorian grandeur of the Assembly Hall to the intimate warren of untouched basement rooms.
Caesar Augustus Long, 1866
A lower-ground level church space, originally a school-chapel. Stained glass windows (1820's) are from the original St. Mary Moorfields Church. 2 icons in contemporary Ethiopian-style depict Mary, Mother of the City & St. Joseph.
George Sherrin, 1850
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