Shortlisted for 5 WAF Awards

26 06 2018

Delighted to be shortlisted for 5 WAF Awards this year! We look forward to World Architecture Festival to be held in Amsterdam in November, where the projects will presented in front of the jury.

The finalists:

Kensington High Street in the category COMMERCIAL MIXED-USE - FUTURE PROJECT

In 2015, Columbia Threadneedle commissioned Pilbrow & Partners to prepare redevelopment proposals for 127 Kensington High Street at the corner of Kensington High Street and Wrights Lane. The proposals remodel the bleak 1970s building to transform the quality of its architecture, public realm and internal working environment.

The Cenote in the category HOUSE - FUTURE PROJECT

This private house in London is a Grade II listed building that was designed as a family home by EP Warren. The building is currently on Historic England’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ register.The proposals are informed by a thorough assessment of the historical development of the house and garden and its significance as a heritage asset in the Kensington Conservation Area.

8 Albert Embankment in the category - MASTERPLANNING - FUTURE PROJECT

The proposals for a new urban quarter on the Albert Embankment integrate a rich mix of uses to deliver a vibrant and diverse new community. Their masterplan, designed for the London Fire Brigade and U+I, will deliver a new Fire Station and a new FireServices Museum together with new homes, retail space and a hotel. A revitalised public realm delivers three new public squares, animated by shops and cafes, and linked to new routes across the development.

The Blade Gate in the category - COMPETITION ENTRIES - FUTURE PROJECT

In 2017 Pilbrow & Partners was invited to develop ideas for a new bridge in east London to improve connectivity and strengthen local economies. The Blade Gate provides a distinctive, elegant and logical response to the challenge of spanning the lower Thames. It will connect existing communities in Wapping and Rotherhithe and promote a wider arc of regeneration between Aldgate and Canada Water.

Walthamstow EMD Cinema in the category - CULTURE - FUTURE PROJECT

Pilbrow & Partners are working with Soho Theatre, Waltham Forest Council and Downing to restore this Grade II* listed super cinema to form the centrepiece of the borough’s cultural regeneration strategy. The cinema is recognised to be of national significance as a rare surviving example of the extravagant and flamboyant work of the Granada Group and their famed designers Cecil Aubrey Masey, and Theodore Komisarjevsky, working at the height of the cinema boom of the 1930s. The building has been derelict for a decade. Our plans restore it as a new live performing arts venue.

You can find the full shortlist here: