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The Black and White Building

by Waugh Thistleton Architects

Client The Office Group

Award RIBA London Award 2024, RIBA London Client of the Year 2024 and RIBA National Award 2024

The Black and White Building © Ed Reeve

The Black and White Building is the tallest engineered timber office building in central London. It stands elegantly in its Shoreditch setting, with a louvred façade offering tantalising glimpses to the world within. Its apparent simplicity belies its ground-breaking ambition and innovation.

The architects’ premise for the project was that genuinely sustainable architecture can be born out of restraint. Timber is the key component. By combining ancient construction methods with digital technology, every element was designed to be as efficient as possible. Inside, the tones and textures of the materials captivate the senses.

Read the full citation from the RIBA Awards Jury on RIBA Journal.

Contractor Parkaray

Project Management Opera

Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant Gardiner & Theobald

Interior Design Daytrip

Environmental / M&E Engineer Environmental Engineering Partnership

Structural Engineer Eckersley O’Callaghan

Structural Engineer Engenuiti

Internal gross area 4480 m2

The Black and White Building © Ed Reeve
The Black and White Building © Jake Curtis
The Black and White Building © The Office Group
The Black and White Building © The Office Group
The Black and White Building © The Office Group
The Black and White Building © The Office Group
The Black and White Building © The Office Group
The Black and White Building © The Office Group
The Black and White Building © Waugh Thistleton Architects
The Black and White Building © Waugh Thistleton Architects
The Black and White Building © Waugh Thistleton Architects
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