RIBA Award

Dorset Square, London | John McAslan + Partners

28 Dorset Square is a Georgian building near Regent's Park in London that was converted for office use in the 1960s and a new concrete extension was added. The owner, Derwent London wanted to increase the rental value, so a comprehensive refurbishment was planned in 2005. UK-based architect John McAslan + Partners was contracted ot redevelop the Marylebone property. The practice's fundamental task was to emphasise the elegance of the Georgian building and give it a more refined appearance. The site required materials that would respond to the surrounding buildings: the brick and stucco of the Georgian terraces of Dorset Square and the red brick and stone of Marylebone station. While respecting this context the client wanted the buiding to be distinctive in its own right and stand out as a contemporary intervention.

Source: Design Build Network