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Abito, Greengate, Manchester

August 11, 2011 in 2000s, Offices, Residential

As an occupier of this mixed-use development – SKV own two units of the ground floor offices – how can I not nominate this, my place of work?
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The Round Foundry, Leeds

August 10, 2011 in 2000s, Masterplanning, Offices, Residential

For me the Round Foundry is an excellent example of creative regeneration through teamwork. Ten years ago this group of buildings had the appearance of a nondescript collection of old sheds, car spray shops and junkyards located in an unsavoury part of town. In reality it was the 200 year old and last surviving engineering works of the early industrial revolution. Read the rest of this entry →

Armada Housing, Den Bosch

June 9, 2011 in 2000s, Residential

Patrick Fransen

The ‘Paleiskwartier’ is a typical example of a Dutch urban renewal project where former industrial activity has made way for inner city redevelopment. The district owes its new reputation largely to the expressive image of the ‘Armada Housing’ designed by Tony McGuirk.

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Abito, Salford Quays

April 12, 2011 in 2000s, Residential

I’m surprising myself with this nomination, I never thought I would find concrete so seductive. I’ve always been a lover of all things wood, I blame my Finnish mother for that. I was sent to Abito on a photo shoot and a surprising thing happened when I walked through the doors and stood in the atrium.

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