Image: Housing Design Awards Project Winner 2017
Withernay Projects worked with Adam Khan Architects and Muf Architecture/Art and their team on proposals for Tower Court, which was presented with a Housing Design Project Award by Ben Derbyshire of RIBA in July 2017.
Four new buildings will replace the demolished 1950s blocks, providing new homes for returning and new residents adjacent to Clapton Common in London.
The need to design for the Haredi community, as well as other future and returning residents resulted in several features that may benefit all residents and provide a more accessible environment. These include:
- Generously sized entrance lobbies with space to store children’s buggies and prams;
- Optimised daylighting of lobbies and cores (to avoid the need for electrical light when observing Shabbat); and
- An external environment that is focused on families with young children and socialising / entertaining.
Tower Court is scheduled for completion in early 2019.