Blueprint Awards 2016
We have a triad of projects in the running for a Blueprint Award this evening, including German Gymnasium for D&D London, Blake Tower for Redrow London and Baylis Old School for Henley Homes. Good luck to all the other finalists and see you at the ceremony tonight!
A view of the German Gymnasium interior, photographed by Marcus Peel.
German Gymnasium was originally constructed in 1864 for the German Gymnastic Society. We were commissioned to create a glamorous yet democratic contemporary European Grand Café and transform the Grade II-listed building into a unique destination. We worked closely with landlord Argent’s base build team and their architects Allies and Morrison to preserve the building’s core structure, whilst making necessary interventions to prepare it for its new life as a hospitality venue for our client D&D London.
This restaurant has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Interior Project – Leisure’ category.
A view of Blake Towers’ marketing suite, photographed by Richard John Seymour.
Conran and Partners have been appointed by housing developer Redrow London to revive Blake Tower, an iconic Grade II listed building in one of London’s most architecturally significant areas; the Barbican estate. The 17-storey former youth hostel, will be converted into 74 apartments comprising a mix of one, two and three bedrooms, studios and two penthouses. The theme of “Modern Heritage” inspired the project; sensitively drawing on the area’s rich history and cultural spirit. The iconic curve as seen in the Barbican’s unique balustrades are subtly woven into the design details.
This project has been shortlisted in the ‘Best non-public Project – Residential’ category.
A view of Baylis Old Schools’ exterior, photographed by Edmund Sumner.
Conran and Partners’ design for developers Henley Homes has seen a Grade II-listed neglected inner-city school saved and transformed into a vibrant and unique new community, creating a bespoke development that draws on its rich history and secures a sustainable long term future for this important set of historic buildings and the courtyard spaces they create. The former school buildings have been restored and converted sensitively to provide bespoke new homes inspired by the 1960’s architecture they occupy, together with complementary and distinctive contemporary new build dwellings.
This project has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Sustainable Project’ category.