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29 Aug 2009

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Harlesden Buildings + Architectural Designs, alphabetical:

Fawood Childrens Centre, Fawood Avenue, London NW10
Date built: 2001-04
Design: Alsop Architects – Will Alsop

Stirling Prize nominated in 2005

Fawood Childrens Centre London building

Fawood Childrens Centre Harlesden building

Fawood Childrens Centre Harlesden by Will Alsop
photographs © Nick Weall

Nursery, office space and adult education centre
Built to replace a nursery school demolished as part of the regeneration of the run-down Stonebridge Estate.
Key features: 20 shipping containers under a wide overhanging roof, mesh facades with colourful disks and lots of open-air play area within the building footprint.

Fawood Childrens Centre Fawood Childrens Centre Fawood Childrens Centre
photographs © Nick Weall

Client: Stonebridge Housing Association Trust
Developer: Urban Space Management Ltd
Engineer: Buro Happold

Fawood Childrens Centre Fawood Childrens Centre Fawood Childrens Centre
photographs © Nick Weall

Marshall Street Flats – welcome regeneration, block with burnt out flats on the left
Marshall Street Flats Marshall Street Flats
photographs © Nick Weall

Shakespeare Road Building – opposite Stonebridge Centre Hillside
Shakespeare Road Building Shakespeare Road Building Shakespeare Road Building
photographs © Nick Weall

Shakespeare Road Flats (at the other end of the road from Hillside)
Shakespeare Road Flats
photograph © Nick Weall

Stonebridge Centre Hillside – Hillside Hub
2008
Edward Cullinan Architects
Stonebridge Centre Hillside Stonebridge Centre Hillside Hub
photographs © Nick Weall

Community centre ; primary care trust ; supermarket ; 55 housing units ; cafe
Built for Stonebridge Housing Action Trust
Central building is the humpbacked roof of the community centre known as the ‘Helmet’
Budget: £18m
Key material: EBM Versailles brick
Landscape Architect: Whitelaw Turkington
Client: The Hyde Group with Rydon Construction

Brit Insurance Design Awards : 2011 Nominee

Stonebridge Building Stonebridge Housing Action Trust
photographs © Nick Weall

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Harlesden

This community is an area in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London, UK. Its main focal point is the Jubilee Clock which commemorates Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

Harlesden has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture and unofficially named London’s reggae capital. The population includes people of Afro-Caribbean heritage, as well as Irish Catholic, Brazilian and smaller Portuguese and Colombian communities.

The district has a rich culture of boxing, with two Olympic Gold medallists hailing from the area: Audley Harrison who won gold in the Super-Heavyweight division at Sydney in 2000, and James Degale who won gold in the Middleweight division at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Source: wikipedia

London Architecture Photos taken by Nick Weall with a Nikon D700 using either a 14-24mm Nikkor Lens or a 24-70mm Nikkor lens. All images taken with a tripod.
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