Osborne shortlisted for Building Magazine’s Small Project of the Year

Osborne has been shortlisted for Building Magazine’s prestigious Small Project of the Year Award for its work on The Green Man Community Hub in North London, which aims to be a community centre with a difference.

Not only does it house offices for social landlord Phoenix Community Housing Association, but it also contains a cafe, credit union, market square, venue space and training kitchen. All of these amenities are arranged beneath a distinctive saw-toothed roof in a continuous double-height space that is intended to express principles of community empowerment.

The space is bathed in natural light and uses natural materials such as timber and bark, and displays bright colours and soft furnishings, creating an inviting atmosphere. A committed sustainability strategy is also evident in the use of rainwater harvesting, PV panels and solar tubes.

The winners of the Building Magazine Project of the Year and Small Project of the Year categories will be announced at the Building Awards to be held on Wednesday 2 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.