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Five make Hackney City Farm shortlist

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Hackney City Farm in London has revealed the five teams shortlisted to design a new shop and information point

Shortlisted: Emil Eve Architects, Jan Kattein Architects, S/A/U/C/E and two further collaborations were picked from more than 35 entrants as finalists for the 12m² site.

Hackney-based Jan Kattein Architects proposed a green-roofed landmark (pictured right) featuring reclaimed windows, designed to ‘manifest the farm’s radical attitude to sustainability’.

Emil Eve Architects, whose Ross Perkins won the 3DReid’s annual Student Prize backed by the AJ in 2008, proposed a ‘Yellow Barn’ made from ledged and braced doors, while S/A/U/C/E suggested reusing scrapped picture frames. Bendetta Rogers, Julian Bond, Lucy Paton and Sigrid Bylander’s ‘Sill to Sill’ design features locally salvaged sash windows, while Joel Cady, Nat Mosley and Alistair Shaw’s ‘Hackney City Farm Kiosk’ concept features timber, rammed earth and recycled aluminium tins.

Hackney City Farm enterprise manager Gustavo Montes de Oca said: ‘We were absolutely dazzled both by the number of entries and by the incredibly high quality of submissions. As every entry came in we were vindicated in our decision to turn to the experts for help.’

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