Avanti Architects in collaboration with Notting Hill Home Ownership Housing Association and the Isokon Trust won a competition sponsored by Camden Council to acquire, conserve, renovate and regenerate this Grade I Modernist landmark (by Wells Coates, completed 1934) that had in recent years fallen into an acute state of disrepair.
The works comprised all the operations necessary to re-establish a sound and architecturally authentic building envelope.
The scheme provides 25 flats for sale under shared ownership exclusively to keyworkers, and eleven further flats for the open market.
Avanti have also delivered a gallery and museum on the bottom floor of the building, a place where the story of the Isokon’s rich history could be told.
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Crown Estate Conservation Award
RIBA Conservation Award
Concrete Society Mature Structures Award
Camden Building Quality Awards – Extensions & Alterations Winner
Camden Building Quality Awards – Sustainability – Highly Commended
Docomomo International Award 2021 – Winner
Award winning regeneration of a modern icon
‘An outstanding example of creative conservation securing a sustainable future for a Grade I listed building at risk’
Crown Estate Conservation Award judging panel
Location London, UK
Photographer Nick Kane (exterior), Robert Gresshof (interior), Avanti Architects (before works and in progress)