St Mary of Eton Church
Building Study: St. Mary of Eton, BD Online
St Mary of Eton features in a building study by Ike Ijeh in Building Design Online exploring the refurbishment of the church and the unique residential development stitched into the historic context.Read the article
The most impressive aspect of the new development is not its shiny brickwork pattern but something far more subtle - its footprint. Appropriately, the two new buildings occupy the same footprint of their demolished predecessors extending right to the pavement line and thus presenting a hard, urban edge to the street and conforming to a local urban grain that dominates post-industrial Hackney Wick. But an archway through the base of the tower leads into a completely different world. What was formerly a scruffy car park has been transformed into a sculpted, landscaped courtyard quietly overlooked by the retained church buildings as well as the new blocks.
Ike Ijeh — Building Design
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