Building Tour: Kings Crescent Estate with Karakusevic Carson Architects

Join us for a tour of one of Hackney's recent large-scale estate regeneration projects led by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Karen Barke from the Council's regeneration team

Starts:

11:00am, Saturday, 9 March 2019

Until:

12:00pm, Saturday, 9 March 2019

Tour Guides:

Edward Blackett

Edward Blackett

Paul Karakusevic

Paul Karakusevic

Karen Barke

Karen Barke

Daniel Marmot

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Duration: 1 hr

Tickets: £8, AF Members 20% Discount with code

Start: Fink’s Salt and Sweet, 70 Mountgrove Rd, London N5 2LT

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Kings Crescent Estate represents an alternative model to large-scale estate regeneration, demolition and rebuild. It responds to Hackney Council’s brief to create a tenure-blind scheme integrating rejuvenated existing social housing and new buildings within an ambitious public realm strategy, informed by an extensive engagement programme. The resulting masterplan will provide 765 homes. Phases 1 & 2 have delivered 273 new and 101 refurbished homes, of which 41% are social rent and 10% are intermediate. The scheme has been designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects, Henley Halebrown and MUF architecture/art. In 2018 the project was awarded a RIBA National Award and the NLA Mayor’s Prize.

Kings Crescent Estate forms a pivotal piece of the wider London Borough of Hackney’s estate regeneration programme and demonstrates that local-authority led regeneration and the creation of high-quality, affordable housing is both achievable and sustainable, paving the way for other boroughs to follow. 

Image: Tim Crocker

Tour Guides

Edward Blackett

Edward specialises in leading large-scale estate renewal and housing projects and is currently leading the team on the Kings Crescent Estate Masterplan. The first two phases were completed in 2017, and Edward is now leading the next two phases of the project through concept design stages.

Paul Karakusevic

Paul Karakusevic established Karakusevic Carson Architects to improve the quality of social housing in London. His focus is the delivery of successful and sustainable neighbourhoods, mixed-tenure housing and civic buildings that reflect both their unique local sense of place and the real needs of communities involved.

In addition to his nationally and internationally recognised experience with the practice, Paul is a Design Advisor to the HCA/GLA, Urban Design London and Design Council / CABE and lends his experience to audits, critiques and review and awards panels of major initiatives and projects across the UK. Paul has been selected as a Mayor’s Design Advocate, joining a panel of architecture and design experts who have been selected by the Mayor of London to provide design guidance to City Hall and local councils.

Karen Barke

Karen Barke has worked in local authority urban regeneration and housing for over 15 years, and currently manages the Estate Regeneration Programme at Hackney Council – one of the biggest schemes of its kind in the UK. Leading a skilled in-house team, Karen’s vison will deliver an innovative, Council-led housebuilding programme of nearly 3,000 new homes at a range of tenures, alongside transformative economic and social benefits  

Daniel Marmot

Daniel studied at the University of Cambridge and the Bartlett School of Architecture, and has extensive experience in practice, in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining Henley Halebrown in 2014, Daniel worked at a series of award winning practices including Alison Brooks Architects, MVRDV in Rotterdam and urban design consultancy Publica.

At Henley Halebrown, Daniel was project architect on phase 1 of the recently completed Kings Crescent Estate, which combines the transformation of existing buildings with high quality new housing. The project won a 2018 RIBA National Award and the NLA Mayor’s Prize. Daniel is currently running the next phase of Kings Crescent and a new sports hall for Gayhurst School. Daniel has a particular interest in the social dimension of architecture, and how buildings can make a meaningful contribution to the communities they serve and the wider city.