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Weave Housing

Residential Winner: WEAVE, Housing by Spridd And ETAT, Norrköping, Sweden

Winner

Project: Weave
Location: Sweden
Architect: Spridd and ETAT
Client: Ed Bygg

This project is a mixed-use building for the fringe of a historic 19th-century textile industry area now becoming gradually gentrified. The scheme includes commercial space with two-storey townhouse flats on the ground floor and apartments of different types on four floors above with planting-lots on the roofs. Access balconies connected to a single entrance hall create the basis for a shared semi-public collective space around the small green courtyard.

The judges said this scheme was: ‘Formally impressive, the design matches conventional and unusual material elements, including concrete and anodised aluminium, to an urban context. The result is simultaneously respectful but unashamedly contemporary.’

Commended

Canaletto UNStudio

Project: Canaletto
Location: United Kingdom
Architect: UNStudio
Client: Orion City Road Trustee

This 31-storey residential tower has 190 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, spa, pool, gym, cinema, residents’ lounge, restaurant, café, amenity shop and rooftop terrace. The facade has a modelled elevation with clusters of adjacent floors grouped together. Contrasting materials are employed and the modelling of balconies within each grouped cluster lends variability to the facade as well as moderating wind down-draught.

The judges noted: ‘The cartridge-like styling of the tower will make a distinctive mark on this quiet part of London.’

Share an evening with international architects and clients

If you are going to be at MIPIM this year make sure you join us at the annual MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards evening. The dinner is firmly established as the central architecture event of the week in Cannes and is MIPIM’s largest sit-down dinner.

The Future Projects Awards dinner, chaired by Paul Finch, editorial director of the Architectural Review, celebrates new architectural thinking and offers first class hospitality and a perfect opportunity to impress and entertain clients during MIPIM.

To reserve your place contact Laura.Scanlan@emap.com or call +44 (0)3303 2668 or book online.

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