30 June 2017
‘The Loom’ wins National RIBA Award
The Loom E1 for Helical plc, designed by Duggan Morris Architects and delivered by Paragon, has picked up a National RIBA Award following on from winning a London Regional Award back in May.
The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.
The jury appreciated the clear and simple layout of the typical floors. The detailing is beautifully executed. Decisions about what to remove, what to keep, and how to make new additions, have been extremely well considered. The metal screen of the new entrance makes a reference to an historic loom, connecting the new intervention with the original use of the building. The new mural in the entrance by Stuart Patience provides a playfully surreal take on the building’s history.
The project was carried out while significant areas of the building remained in occupation and now delivers an attractive work space; elegantly organised and well resolved in relation to items such as bicycles and refuse; while also celebrating the building’s history in a meaningful way.”
Well done to everyone involved, this is an incredible achievement.