Peabody development, Darbishire Place, has been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize 2015, a prize which celebrates the best architecture across the UK.
Darbishire Place is just one of six exceptional developments which judges have deemed worthy of this industry accolade.
The development takes inspiration from what was already there, completing the Peabody Estate in Whitechapel which was built in the 1870’s by the housing association’s original architect Henry Darbishire. The block of 13 flats fills in a gap created by bombing in World War II.
Designed by Irish architect Niall McLaughlin, the building sticks to Darbishire’s aesthetic for “cheap, cleanly, well drained and healthful dwellings for the poor” but is updated to reflect modern living with large internal spaces and clean lines. The building also incorporates lobby areas, sweeping curved staircases and deep windows which allow more light to reflect into the apartments.
The winner of the Stirling Prize 2015 will be announced in October.