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Riba Stirling Prize 2015: Darbishire Place, Peabody Housing

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A new social housing block in Whitechapel, London, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Riba Stirling Prize for architecture. While a select line-up of judges will decide the winner, the BBC, in partnership with the Riba, is inviting you to vote for your favourite.

What is it and where?

Social housing for 13 families, provided by the Peabody Trust to replace a mansion block obliterated by a bomb during World War Two. Designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects.

How much did it cost?

£2.3m

What was the vision?

To create a new block which would fit in with the existing Victorian Peabody buildings, while bringing a modern feel to the area.

What have people said about it?

"It is as fine a model for urban social housing as can be seen in the city." Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, July 2015

"Combines its social purpose with a great consideration to material and form." Owen Pritchard, Architects' Journal, July 2015


Explore the other buildings on the shortlist

BBC Riba Stirling home page

Find out more about the BBC Riba Stirling Prize partnership


Film by: John Galliver

Poster image: Nick Kane

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