London Open House weekend... always a wonderful opportunity to get out and about to see behind the facades of some of London's great architecture. This year we were thrilled to be able to take a peek inside the Derwent London Angel building; an inspiring example of what can be done to transform an early 80s office block. With perfectly executed finishes and crisp detailing by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris the existing concrete frame of this six-storey office building has been re-used and re-wrapped with a highly energy-efficient glazed skin. Visitors were able to enjoy the main atrium of the building which featured a striking Ian McChesney sculpture and seat in the foyer, as well as make it up onto the roof garden with its impresive view over the city.
The Angel Building was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 and has won awards from RIBA London, the British Council for Offices and New London Architecture.
London Open House has now shut it's doors for 2014, but we're already looking forward to next year's event.