Rivington Place, London EC2

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Client: Rivington Place

Value: £4,400,000

Contract: Traditional

Project Manager: Bucknall Austin Ltd

Architect: Adjaye Associates

Quantity Surveyor: Bucknall Austin Ltd

Structural Engineer: Techniker Ltd

M&E Consultant: Michael Popper Associates

RIBA Award, 2008

Commendation, Hackney Design Awards Ceremony 2008

The structure comprises an in-situ concrete frame built on piled foundations, and a steel trussed rafter roof. The striking external façade was constructed from pre-cast concrete cladding panels, specially imported from Holland. The panels become progressively wider along the side elevation to maintain a uniform perspective to the building when viewed from the front.

Internally, the building houses an exhibition space, multi-media lab, library, photographic archive, interactive space, meeting room, café and bar.

Access to the site was very restricted as the footprint of this four-storey building occupied the entire site area, with adjacent buildings on two elevations and Shoreditch Town Hall located on the opposite side of the narrow cobbled access road.