East London housing competition whittles down names

Elizabeth Hopkirk

Duggan Morris, Knox Bhavan and Architype among those shortlisted

Five practices including the newly split Duggan Morris have been shortlisted for a co-living project in east London.

The shortlisted teams were whittled down from 80 entries and also include Architype, Delvendahl Martin, Knox Bhavan and vPPR Architects.

They go through to the final design phase of the RIBA-led contest for the communal residential scheme called Bedu in Forest Gate, Newham.

The unsuccessful practices from the longlist of 10 are: Al-Jawad Pike, AOC Architecture, Henley Halebrown, Surman Weston and Threefold Architects.

Hugh Broughton, the RIBA adviser for the competition, said: “We received a remarkable number of well-presented and thoughtful responses to the initial call for entries.

“The longlist were selected for their imaginative responses to a wide range of issues including ergonomics, communal living and the sense of being.

“The final shortlist of five firms were selected for their empathy with the client’s aspirations and with the urban context of Forest Gate. We look forward to seeing their developed designs.”

The winner will be announced next month.

 

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