JRA has won a National RIBA Award 2019 for Great Arthur House. The building is one of 54 projects to win, with the national award given to buildings across the UK offering significant contributions to architecture.
RIBA Award judges said of the refurbishment “The positive problem-solving approach of the architects is evident at every stage of this project” and stated that it “is an enormously competent restoration which is a bench-mark against which the future cladding and re-invigoration of this type of postwar building will be measured.”
Great Arthur House was originally designed in 1956 by Chamberlin Powell and Bon as the iconic centrepiece of the Golden Lane Estate, one of the most influential British post-war housing developments. JRA was appointed by The City of London Corporation to design a replacement for the building’s deteriorating 1950s single-glazed curtain wall system with a matching, bespoke double-glazed façade, dramatically improving the comfort of the 120 flats for residents.
See the full list of National Award winners here.