Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Angel Building

29 Sep Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Angel Building

RIBA Award 2011 – London

Stirling Prize Shortlist 2011

Angel Building is the re-invention of an unloved early 1980’s commercial building located on one of London’s historic focal points where City Road and St John Street meet Pentonville Rd. The existing concrete frame is re-used and re-wrapped with a highly energy-efficient glazed skin which extends the building’s envelope at selective points to create a better fit with the surrounding context. An existing open courtyard is enclosed to form an internal, top-lit public room entered off St John Street which acts as the heart of the building.