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Amin Taha wins Islington bomb site job

Practice sees off designs by Robin Lee, Matthew Lloyd and Richard Keep to win contest to redevelop plot that has lain empty since World War II

Amin Taha Architects has won the competition to redevelop a site in Upper Street, Islington, which has lain empty since being bombed in World War II.

The practice saw off Robin Lee Architecture, Matthew Lloyd Architects and Richard Keep Architects to land the £3.5 million project.

The proposed ‘end pavilion’ to the 19th century block, which will house a shop and flats, features a ‘ghost facade’ made of 3mm-gauge bronze gauze sheet. The cladding is a development of a similar external skin design that the practice has proposed for a major site near Hyde Park and on the studio’s contest-winning spa and apartment building in Canet de Mar on the Costa Brava (AJ 14.06.13).

Plans are expected to be submitted before the end of the year.

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