Adelaide Wharf, Haggerston Housing, Hackney Building, Architect, London, Images
Adelaide Wharf Housing : Hackney Architecture
Haggerston Residential Development, southeast England – design by AHMM, architects
1 Oct 2008
Location: Haggerston, Hackney, northeast London, UK
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
RIBA Award Jul 2008
At Adelaide Wharf, the project team developed a high quality, sustainable building with 147 homes and provided an innovative prototype for future housing schemes.
Adelaide Wharf, located in a residential part of Hackney, is a six storey block wrapped around three sides of a landscaped courtyard defining the edges of the city block. The two street elevations have coloured entrance courts lined in glossy vitreous enamel cladding panels punched through between streetscape and courtyard. Within the apartments, circulation is minimised with all serviced spaces located along the corridor wall, and the living/sleeping spaces making maximum use of the window walls. The layouts all have open plan living/kitchen/diners, and one bedroom apartments have double doors opening between the living and bedroom to maximise the sense of space.
The modern construction methods employed at Adelaide Wharf reduced trades to as few as possible, minimising wet trades on site and making extensive and pragmatic use of prefabrication to reduce time on site and improve the quality of build. The principal components are a concrete frame with flat slabs and blade columns using prefabricated reinforcement mats, a unitised cladding system avoiding the need for scaffolding, prefabricated bathroom pods, balconies and plant, and dry-lined internal partitions. The build was completed in 18 months.
The simple massing of the building made the quality and articulation of the façade critical. Adelaide Wharf derives its aesthetic identity from a unitised facade system and pre-assembled balconies and its appearance a colourful blend of timber, zinc and glass.
Adelaide Wharf images / information from Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Adelaide Wharf – Awards
RIBA Regional Architecture Award 2008
RIBA National Architecture Award 2008
Housing Design Awards 2008
Adelaide Wharf, Haggerston Residential Development images / information from Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
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Key London Design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris:
Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
image © Timothy Soar
London Architect – key design studios in the UK capital
Hackney Housing : Pembury Estate homes
World Architecture Festival Awards 2008 – Home, Housing Category Finalist
Selected London Architecture
Central St Giles
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
photo © Nick Weall
One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
image from architect
Frampton Park Baptist Church
Design: Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP
photos : Benedict Luxmoore, Patricia Woodward
Baptist Church in Hackney – 16 Feb 2016
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