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  1. 04.11.2020

    Delivering Social Value Award win for Central Somers Town

    We are thrilled to win this year's Delivering Social Value Award at the Building Awards 2020 for our public realm-led masterplan for Central Somers Town for Camden Council.

    The award is a recognition of the work that we, Camden, our collaborators and the people of Somers Town have done to ensure that the neighbourhood delivers positive and meaningful change for everyone who lives, learns and plays there.

    The Delivering Social Value prize follows previous recognition for Central Somers Town with wins at the London Planning Awards as well as the NLA Awards and the National Urban Design Awards. 

    The virtual award ceremony is available online on the Building website.  
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  2. 27.04.2020

    Reflections during lockdown

    As lives across the world undergo radical change in response to COVID-19, DSDHA are reflecting on what inspires us and our hopes for the future.

    We will be sharing our thoughts with our collaborators on various platforms over the weeks to come. 

    On Wednesday 27 April from 9pm, Deborah reads from Stewart Brand’s The Clock of the Long Now for The Architecture Foundation's 100 Day Studio Bedtime Stories. It is a book for all time that reminds us that civilisations are built over long periods of time and based on past decisions taken with a long view towards the future; so in effect our lives play out in a world that runs at many different paces (as illustrated above). Following broadcast on the Foundation's Instagram Live, it is now available on YouTube

    In May, Deborah is speaking to Peter Murray, Chairman of the NLA, on the insights that social distancing has given us on our urban realm, the research to be done, and how the results might make lasting positive change in our cities. The video is now available online on the NLA website.

    On Tuesday 16 June, DSDHA will join with our collaborators on projects in Central Somers Town and the Tustin Estate to discuss a collective approach to architecture and what we can achieve by working together and with communities. Join us via Zoom as part of The Architecture Foundation's 100 Day Studio (details available on the Foundation's website in June).

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  3. 21.05.2018

    Central Somers Town Masterplan Wins Planning Award 2018

    Last night, at the Planning Awards ceremony, our Masterplan for Central Somers Town was recognised with an award for the Best Use of Publicly Owned Land in Placemaking. 

    Somers Town is one of the few substantial areas of publicly-owned land in Central London. The single ownership of the buildings and of the public realm around them, allowed the London Borough of Camden and our team to develop an ambitious place-making strategy, which uses a self-funding development framework to enable the delivery of a new primary school, community facilities, affordable homes and a world-class public park — worthy of the site’s significance — as well as a proportion of private housing.
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