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NORTH LONDON HOSTEL

Location : London
Year : 2018
Categories : Hospitality, Urban Regeneration
Client : Private

In 2018 Stanesby Architecture, in collaboration with EAR, was appointed to prepare planning information for a new hostel for homeless people in North London.

The intention of the project was to move away from the idea of institutions and instead create flexible spaces aimed at serving the multi-agency approach of helping vulnerable people find stability and independence. 

The building's form is a response to the immediate site context and conditions; the street is a conventional post-war series of semi-detached houses surrounded by an ad-hoc assembly of fences, walls, large four storey apartments and family houses. This vernacular influenced the differing pitches on the roofline, which in turn helps the building seem un-institutional.