The Housing Design Awards shortlist
26 April 2016
Quebec Park and 375 Kensington High Street have both been shortlisted in the 2015 ‘Housing Design Awards’ for ‘Project Schemes’ and ‘Completed Schemes’.
Quebec Park in Bordon, shortlisted for the ‘Project schemes’, will feature a collection of new homes set on the former Ministry of Defence Quebec Barracks site. The project is the first major housing development for the Whitehill, Bordon EcoTown and is set to be an exemplar sustainable community.
Quebec Park will also be home to a Community Employment Hub, housed in two converted former barrack buildings that will be linked by a glazed atrium, housing a cafe and meeting spaces, and connected to a new public square at the heart of the development, as well as a village green and pine walks, and easy access to Bordon Inclosure, an area of woodland for the community to enjoy all year.
Working with Architecture PLB and Rogers Cory Partnership fabrik recently completed construction drawings and the first phase has started on site.
Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, 375 Kensington High Street is a contender for the ‘Completed Schemes’. The development is comprised of seven refined buildings which surrounds the garden square.
High quality materials complement the formal design, reflecting the architectural language of a beautifully landscaped courtyard inspired by London’s traditional garden squares. Box headed trees in raised natural stone planters are placed on a podium slab above the car park, with a formal water feature at the heart of the space that offers a tranquil outdoor retreat for residents.
Quebec Park’s listing can be seen here:
375 Kensington High Street can be been viewed here:
Images 1-2 courtesy of ArchitecturePLB, Image 3 and background image courtesy of St Edward