Haringey Design Awards 2012


The results of the 2012 Haringey Design Awards were announced on Thursday 5 July 2012. The awards were presented by Paul Finch OBE, chair of the independent judging panel, at the Haringey 6th Form Centre, White Hart Lane, in front of an invited audience of local architects and developers. The independent judges decided the awards should go to:

View of Heartlands School across Wood Green Common

  • Best Built Project: Connaught Gardens
  • Best Homes: The Lighthouse
    • Commendation: Park Avenue South
  • Best Green Design: Heartlands School
  • Best Heritage Project: Haringey Mortuary
  • Best New or Improved Place: Heartlands School
  • Overall Winner: Heartlands School

Councillor John Bevan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Haringey's Design Champion, as well as Haringey planning staff were also there to pass on their congratulations and discuss how to continue spreading the message to improve design quality in Haringey.

A Design Awards nominations booklet (PDF, 1MB) was produced by the council.

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2012 nominations and shortlist

Shortlists were selected for each category and awards given for:

  • Best Built Project - Residential and mixed use developments; new or conversion
  • Best Homes - Homes; new single family dwellings, conversions and extensions to houses
  • Best Green Design - Environmental sustainable schemes; achievements in Sustainable Design and Construction, whether individual building, larger development or conversion
  • Best Heritage Project - Enhancement of the Historic Environment, including homes, mixed use, cultural and community buildings, monuments and historic buildings
  • Best New or Improved Place - Other types of building, possibly including public space, townscape improvements, mixed use developments, retail, schools, offices and other places of employment; new or conversion, public space, neighbourhood town centres, parks, garden, open space or natural habitat

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Best Built Project 

Connaught Gardens

A row of seven new houses on steeply sloping, wooded site.

by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

The row of new houses at Connaught Gardensone of the new houses at Connaught Gardens

Trees Extra Care

Supported independent living with a sense of community.

by PRP Architects

Trees Extra Care from the streetglass balconies at Trees Extra Care

Frederick Mews

New mixed use development of housing and commercial space in the heart of Crouch End.

by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

Frederick Mews, with houses either side and commercial over the enda typical house in Frederick Mews

Birches Close

12 new affordable houses for London and Quadrant Housing Trust.

by Frank Reynolds Architects

view of Birches Close - new housesBirches Close birdboxes - home sweet home

Silver Court

New cedar clad affordable housing on a narrow site behind Tottenham High Road.

by Forge / Paul Whitley architects

the main row of flats at Silver Courtthere are clusters of flats at each end of Silver Court

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Best Homes

Park Avenue South

A dramatic and original house extension of folded planes and black zinc.

by Studio Octopi architects

general view of the extension, Park Ave. S.inside the extension to the house in Park Avenue

Kingsley Place, Highgate

Remodelling of a1960s house in Highgate.

by Zuber Architecture

Kingsley Place; the central courtyard by nightKingsley Place; from the back garden

Birchington Road

A sensitive yet minimalist rear extension in Crouch End.

by Andrew Mulroy architects

interior of the extension at Birchington Roadthe extension at Birchington Road from the back garden

Wolseley Road

A beautifully detailed minimalist extension in black glass and steel.

by lbmv architects

the beautifully detailed black glass and steel extension from the equally elegant courtyardlooking down on the extension from the back of the garden

The Lighthouse

A cunningly planned new house partly dug into the ground, yet light and airy.

by the Crawford Partnership

a drawing of a section through The Lighthouseglass blocks and clerestory lights in The Lighthouse

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Best Green Design

Stanhope Gardens

A house restoration using recycled and salvaged materials and fittings.

by Andrew Mulroy architects

the Stanhope Gardens house from the streetthe completely salvaged kitchen

Heartlands High School

Nominated as a green building and best non-residential building; see also below.

by T P Bennett architects

View of the new Heartlands School across Wood Green CommonLightwells bringing daylight deep into the main corridor of the new Heartlands School

Glasslyn Road

An eco-refurbishment that is also a minimalist modern extension.

by Andrew Mulroy architects

the light and airy minimalist interior to the extension at Glasslyn RoadGlasslyn Road from its back garden

Noel Park, 'pod' bathroom pilot

by JRP (consultants), Target Fixings (designer and sub contractor) and Mulalley (main contractor) for Homes for Haringey.

This pilot is for the "eco" refurbishment of the Noel Park Estate of houses built in the 1880’s for the Artisans and Labourers Dwellings Company. Now owned by the council. Pilot includes replacement of rear kitchen and bathroom "pods" added in the 1960s with modern, sustainable, well insulated pods, causing minimal disturbance to residents and maximum recycling of the old pods.

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Best Heritage Project

Tottenham Town Hall

Refurbishment of the 1907 former Town Hall to provide business spaces and rooms to hire, including the Moselle Room.

by BPTW architects

The restored Moselle Room, Tottenham Town HallFront of the restored Tottenham Town Hall

Haringey Mortuary

The derelict park keeper's cottage has been refurbished for public rooms, with modern forensic facilities in an underground extension.

by T P Bennett architects

The Mortuary across its gardensThe Mortuary from Church Lane

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Best New or Improved Place

Hornsey School for Girls

The new extension housing offices and library forms a new entrance.

by T P Bennett architects

Hornsey School for Girls new entrance pavilionThe new Hornsey School library looks out onto a new enclosed court

Heartlands High School

Also for best green building, a completely new secondary school on former railway land at the heart of Wood Green.

by T P Bennett architects

the school built on the embankment extends over the lower playgroundsHeartlands School; new entrance through existing wall off Wood Green Common

Haringey Mortuary

Nominated for both heritage and this; see details and more photos there above.

by T P Bennett architects

in the foreground, ramp down to the underground technical side of the mortuarythe derelict park keeper's cottage, before

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Design expert Paul Finch OBE lead the judging panel for the Haringey Design Awards 2012. Paul is deputy chair of the Design Council trustee board and chair of the Design Council Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

He has more than 35 years experience as an architectural journalist, including as editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal - and was awarded an OBE in 2002 for services to architecture. He is joined by four members of Haringey's Design Panel of independent experts in the design and building professions.

The Panel selected the winning entries from several submitted across categories covering homes; green building; heritage, and regeneration, as well as an overall winner for the awards, which recognise excellent design in developments across the borough.

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July 28, 2021