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3 months, 1 week ago Here East named Building of the Year

Described as ‘bold, brave and transformational’ we’re honoured to be recognised by AJ100 2018 awards

On Wednesday 13th June, during the 2018 AJ100 Awards,  Here East was awarded the top prize of the evening and named ‘Building of the Year’. Alongside our architects Hawkins\Brown, we’re thrilled to receive this recognition.

Working with Hawkins\Brown, we’ve successfully repurposed the 51,000m2 International Broadcast Centre (IBC), originally designed by Allies and Morrison for the London 2012 Olympics, into a space for innovation and collaboration. Now we house a growing campus where  technology incubators, co-working, business space, television studios, university space, dance studios, independent restaurants and event space come together.

 

 

Despite being a retrofit project, Here East was the one building on the shortlist to elicit the comment ‘this is the future of architecture’ during judging

 

 

Head judge, Rob Wilson

Calling it ‘fresh and visionary’, one judge said: ‘This is a really innovative, absolutely regenerative project’; while another called it ‘a highly intelligent reuse and reinvention of an existing building, sending out a powerful message about doing more with less.’

 

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Find out more about the final piece of the Here East jigsaw: The Gantry, as our final phase of construction reaches completion.

 

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