02 March 2019

White Lion House wins Civic Trust Award

MICA’s affordable housing project White Lion House at Centre Point has received a Civic Trust Award 2019.

The Awards celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester last night with MICA Associate James Kirk there to collect White Lion House’s award.

Speaking on the scheme, the judges said “this project makes first class use of an extremely difficult and constrained site. Everything about it seems to have been well considered and thoroughly investigated.”

“This is a scheme which delivers in buckets – from its impact on the streetscape to the provision of social housing with accessibility. This building seems to have all the answers,” they continued.

The Civic Trust Awards were established in 1959 and recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. The Awards labels itself as “not just about rewarding architecture or design excellence” but recognising projects that successfully exhibit “strong sustainability credentials, a high level of accessible and universal design, and a positive civic contribution.”

Since completion White Lion House has received further commendations from the New London Architecture Awards and British Homes Awards. Meanwhile, the project was also highly commended at the AJ100 Awards alongside MICA’s Olympicopolis competition for the firm’s collaboration with pattern designers Eley Kishimoto.

To read more about White Lion House, click here.

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