A House for Artists
by Apparata Architects
Client London Borough of Barking & Dagenham; co-commissioned by Create London, delivered by Be First, and supported by the GLA
Awards RIBA London Award 2023, RIBA London Client of the Year Award 2023, RIBA National Award 2023 (sponsored by Forterra), and shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2023 and the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 (sponsored by Autodesk)
A House for Artists provides an ambitious model for affordable and sustainable housing. Following a six-year effort by arts organisation Create London to provide affordable accommodation for creative people. The result is a flexible live/work space for 12 artists arranged across five floors. In exchange for reduced rent, they deliver free creative programmes for the neighbourhood through a street-facing, glass-walled community hall and outdoor exhibition space on the ground floor.
Watch a video of the project below.
Contractor J. Murphy & Sons
Environmental / M&E Engineer Max Fordham
Acoustic Engineer Max Fordham
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant Artelia
Structural Engineer Expedition Engineering
Fire Consultant Menzies Consultants
Internal area 1553 m2 (gross)