F&P win AR ‘New into old’ awards 2019
Flores & Prats are announced as the winners of The Architectural Review ‘New into Old’ awards for their project Sala Beckett.
Text extract from The Architectural Review 2nd December 2019:
Sala Beckett by Flores & Prats has been announced the winner of the AR New into Old awards 2019.
The ‘magical and inventive’ winning Spanish project was selected by our panel of judges, consisting of Roz Barr, director and founder of Roz Barr Architects, Hugh Strange, founder of Hugh Strange Architects, and Catherine Slessor, writer, critic and former editor of The Architectural Review.
The judging panel were clear that they were looking for intelligent, transformative work. Catherine Slessor posited that the time has come for adaptation to leave its specialist niche, and that as the climate crisis demands sustainable alternatives to new construction, ‘the responsible architect might never build a new building.’ Roz Barr described Sala Beckett as ’a magical and inventive re-use and celebration of a building that is beautiful and carefully revalued and restored – it has been dissected and then reassembled to offer a mesmerising set of spaces that are more theatrical in how they challenge the existing building.’