Hidden Homeless Competition announces winners

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The winners of the Hidden Homeless competition - led by architect John McAslan with Jon Snow (broadcaster and Patron of the New Horizon Youth Centre at King’s Cross) and supported by the Mayor of London – were announced last week.

Deputy Mayor James Murray presented the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to Morris + Company, RCKa, and Catja de Haas Architects, respectively.

Launched in June, the ideas competition called for proposals for a centre that could offer a mix of temporary accommodation for London’s young homeless supported by community facilities and commercial elements, with the aim to encourage imaginative, socially integrated solutions to mitigate the rising levels of homelessness.

Special thanks to Colander Associates for organising the competition, and to Gardiner & Theobold for their generous support of this event.

Photo: (L-R) Jon Snow (broadcaster, chair of the judging panel and Patron of New Horizon Youth Centre), James Murray (Deputy Mayor of London), Heather Macey (Associate, John McAslan + Partners). Credit: Christina Solomons / Gardiner & Theobold.