We are delighted to announce that Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) have won a design award for Best ‘Meanwhile’ use for ‘Meridian Works’ at the recent New London Architecture Awards 2017 on Wednesday 5 July. The award recognises KCA’s work designing Meridian Works, a new hub for makers, creators and artists, including Europe’s largest open workshop opening in 2018.
Meridian Works will be a series of places and spaces tailored specifically towards small businesses, start–ups and freelancers in a major boost to the ‘maker’ economy of London. The first phase of Meridian Works is the creation of Europe’s largest open workshop for Building Bloqs and ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) supporting 300 jobs.
KCA were also nominated for Best ‘Masterplans & Area Strategies’ for Meridian Water – which awards area–wide regeneration projects and new parts of London. The 20-year £6bn Meridian Water scheme will deliver 10,000 new homes and 6,700 new jobs to North London.