Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment
The Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment seeks to celebrate a new building or an addition to a building that has worked particularly well with the history that surrounds it - with the urban fabric or the materials of the past. It is awarded to the highest quality architecture of the present day for the way that it forms part of and contributes to the continuity and history of its London context.
The winner of the award will be selected from the RIBA regional award-winning London projects which are in conservation areas or are in or adjacent or in close proximity to listed buildings.
Supported by English Heritage
2011 Award winner- Chiswick House Cafe
Caruso St John Architects
Client: Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Contractor: Thomas Sinden
Structural Engineer: Gifford
White and pristine in the landscape, with a perimeter arcade and a flat roofline, the Chiswick House Café is a worthy addition to William Kent's grade 1 landscape.
For a modest building this pavilion has great scale, stature, solidity and permanence. The external colonnade is formed of tall, load-supporting columns made of beautiful white Portland stone with the texture of travertine.
The perimeter arcade is angled almost imperceptibly and the columns openings and windows to the interior are not aligned, meaning that internally the building feels more enclosed. It has captured the classical essence of the Palladian villa but in a completely new way.
(Photo: Helene Binet)
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(Photo: Alan Williams)
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(Photo: Timothy Soar)
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(Photo: Paul Childs)