95 Tabernacle Street
The plot is a void in the urban fabric, a vacant site on the route between Islington and Hackney.
The redundant site is at the end of a number of key vistas, on the boundary of two city boroughs, borders a well-known conservation area and is at the junction between two public places. To the East is the Tabernacle Square, a key public space on the route between Old Street Roundabout and the Shoreditch Triangle Conservation Area.
To the East is Tabernacle Square, an urban artefact on the route between Old Street Roundabout and the Shoreditch Triangle Conservation Area. To the North, the site forms part of the Shoreditch Gateway urban space, a public space that is defined by the new Art ‘Otel, the Shoreditch House residential tower and the new 10-storey Picture House that is part of our masterplan proposal for the route between Old Street Roundabout and the Shoreditch Triangle Conservation Area.
A contemporary response draws on the proportions of the historic terraces that neighbour the corner plot. Minimal detailing is balanced against a careful attention to texture and simple form to create a sculpted building that is a symbol of the maturity of Shoreditch.
Douglas and King Architects are assisting agents Sterling Ackroyd in final lease negotiations with a number of high profile but community-orientated occupants. The winning organisation will work with the practice in the final configuration and design of the building.