No fewer than 4 short-listed projects for this year’s RIBA London Awards are clad in bricks supplied by European Building Materials. The projects comprise 2 schools, a housing estate regeneration and a self-build villa.
Bellenden Primary School has undergone a complete rebuild on a nearby site in Peckham Rye. The school occupies the edge of the site, creating a new urban block with a protective play courtyard within. Architects Cottrell & Vermeulern specified Flemish facing brick in 3 colours from Vande Moortel’s Nature 7 range.
Located in the heart of Camden Town, Hawley Primary School is another school rebuild close to its previous site. Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the elevations are raised in attractive buff Maranello bricks. Each classroom has its own outdoor space, including rooftop terraces.
Over in Hackney, the first two phases of an ambitious regeneration project at Kings Crescent consists of 269 new homes and 101 refurbished homes. Two architectural practices are involved, Karakusevic Carson and Henley Holbraum. Three new buildings, varying in scale from 5 to 12 storeys, are clad in a unique play of terracotta shades using Petersen D72 coal-fired bricks.
A unique self-build 4-bedroom town house near Victoria Park in East London also features Petersen linear bricks, this time in beautiful red brown shades. The striking elevations of the Makers House by architects Liddicoat and Goldhill feature Petersen Kolumba K43 bricks.