Following the news in 2015 that Alison and Peter Smithson's Robin Hood Gardens was committed to demolition, Stirling-Prize winning practice Haworth Tompkins have been selected to work on the buildings' replacement. Alongside Metropolitan Workshop Architects existing master plan—entitled the Blackwall Reach Regeneration Project—the second phase of the regeneration will see the west block razed to make way for approximately 200 homes. The east wing will not be demolished until the third phase of the regeneration begins.
Speaking to the Architects' Journal Toby Johnson, Director at Haworth Tompkins, has affirmed that the practice "respects the legacy of the Smithsons and are all too aware of the intellectual challenge involved in working on Blackwall Reach. The new residential buildings should be of the highest design quality and we welcome the opportunity to help achieve this."
"The appointment of Metropolitan Workshop and our recent appointment to work with them to bring variety to the design of the next phase of the redevelopment plan demonstrates the partners commitment to design quality and we are looking forward to working with them on this challenging project."
Jestico + Whiles, appointed in 2013, is reportedly no longer involved in the project.
News via Architects' Journal