Underneath the derelict and unloved site often used by fly-tippers, a crown was hidden. Urban design analysis showed the site was actually at the top of a spine running north of award-winning mews developments on similar formerly derelict plots. With some intelligent handling the bin would become a crown.
The award was won for the innovative spaces created within the limited volume. The floor plan is efficiently organized across two levels and uses the roof as well as the facade to provide openings to provide a well-lit interior.