Jointly developed by Native Land and Grosvenor, the multi-award winning NEO Bankside has become one of London’s most sought after residential developments. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the RIBA describes the luxury housing towers with exo-skeleton and external lifts on London’s South Bank as ‘a well-mannered example of a structurally expressive architecture’. The judges of the awards praised its “intricate weaving of public and private space” and said the ungated luxury development offers seductive……….high quality housing you would be unlikely to see elsewhere in the world”
Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, said: “To be shortlisted for this highly respected award is a great honour for our joint venture. It is great to see the hard work of our team recognised via this nomination. The coveted Stirling Prize is an endorsement of the highest standards of architecture, something we always aspire to deliver in our development projects.”
In addition to the delivery of 217 private apartments including 6 penthouses, the overall project has provided 125 affordable housing units with a further 7 more homes due to complete by the end of 2015. Furthermore, a significant new area of public realm has been created to the north of NEO Bankside which has been gifted to Tate Modern by Native Land and Grosvenor for inclusion in the open space proposals associated with the gallery’s TM2 extension, due to open in 2016.
The winner of the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on the evening of 15th October 2015.