Native Land is proud to announce that Twenty Bishops Square has been shortlisted for the World Architecture News Residential Award 2009.
After the longlist was announced at the beginning of February, a panel of distinguished jury members including internationally acclaimed architects Will Alsop, David Roberts and Keith Williams, whittled the list down from 25 projects to just six.
The jury said of Twenty Bishops Square: “This confident and well executed apartment building sits proudly and comfortably among much larger commercial neighbours whilst also acknowledging the historic St Botolph’s Hall alongside, through its finely detailed materiality and colour scheme. It is a real jewel in an intensely urban setting.”
This success follows hot on the heels of the scheme’s Grand Designs win for best residential development and high praise from Gus Alexander, Building magazine’s architecture critic. When picking his favourite 10 buildings Gus chooses Twenty Bishops Square commenting: “It is difficult to make places in cities, so Matthew Lloyd’s stripey Bishops Square flats by Spitalfields has done well to lift this part of commercial east London.”
Native Land will also be entering Twenty Bishops Square for this year’s RIBA Awards.