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AA Building Conversations: St Paul’s Bow Common with Hugh Strange

A building visit led by Hugh Strange of Hugh Strange Architects, of St Paul’s Bow Common by Robert McGuire & Keith Murray, co-led by Alvaro Velasco, AA PhD candidate.

St Paul’s Bow Common

In 2013 St Paul’s Bow Common won the National Churches Trust Diamond Jubilee award for the best church designed since 1953.  The building is particularly significant as a built manifestation of the liturgical reform movement, reappraising the setting for modern worship that here is focussed around a central altar.

Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange established Hugh Strange Architects in 2011 and has gone on to win the RIBA Award 2011, AIA UK Award 2011 (Best Small Project) and the Wood Award 2011 (Best Small Project) for The Strange House, in South-East London The practice have also won the 2016 AJ Small Projects Award for Avon Wildlife Trust and the RIBA National Award for the Drawing Matter Archive.

AA Building Conversations

AA Building Conversations brings together practicing architects and AA members to discuss in-situ how existing buildings in London have influenced, sharpened or challenged the architects’ own practices and understanding of the discipline. The conversations will be triggered by an AA PhD student, and will be a collective construction among all those present. This project has been initiated by Gabriela Garcia de Cortazar (AAPhD 2016), and realised by AA membership and AA PhD candidates Sofia Krimizi & Alvaro Velasco.

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