WAN Awards

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016

SEARCH   
 
Previous Next
 

Newington Court, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 24 Dec 2009
 

A contemporary take on Victorian housing

 
Newington Court by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom
Morley von Sternberg 
 
Newington Court by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom Newington Court by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom Newington Court by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom Newington Court by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 
Award Entry

Stock Woolstencroft’s student apartments take inspiration from surrounding Victorian and modernist housing 

This scheme for the UNITE Group provides 87 student apartments and is situated in Islington, London. The scheme is set on a 0.15hectare site which mediates between radically different sections of urban structure and has historically provided housing for the changing generations of inhabitants in the area, first populated by a Victorian mansion block, later by a hostel, and most recently used as student accommodation.

The bold design addresses the local townscape and landscape contexts through the contemporary interpretation of the neighbouring Victorian mansion blocks and the modernist housing of the nearby Quadrant Estate.

The scheme comprises two buildings hinged around a vertical circulation core; a ‘heavy’ finely detailed brick structure was developed as an interpretation of a Victorian villa. This structure is punctuated with vertically proportioned openings and slim reveals to allow glimpses of the rooms beyond and is made up of studio rooms at all levels. A ‘light’ second form, enveloped in a woven steel mesh, responds to the weave of the surrounding treescape and floats over a series of entrance and communal spaces at ground level providing a heart for the complex.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Stock Woolstencroft LLP
www.stockwool.co.uk

More projects by this architect

Barking Road Housing

 
WIN Awards 2016
WAN Business Information
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site