RCKa is an community-focused architectural practice formed in 2008 by Tim Riley, Russell Curtis and Dieter Kleiner. The practice has a strong history of working collaboratively with local people and complex stakeholder groups to realise truly innovative buildings and was recently announced as RIBA London’s Best Emerging Architectural Practice 2014.
In addition to a strong portfolio of completed residential work, the practice has helped realise a wide-range of regeneration projects, including the OpenEye photography gallery on Liverpool’s fourth grace site that the Financial Times reported as being, ‘ideally suited to the blend of grandeur and detail of much contemporary photography’, and the Civic Trust and National RIBA Award winning TNG Youth & Community Centre for the London Borough of Lewisham, which opened in June 2013.
RCKa say their active and enterprising approach to enabling and securing projects of relevance to the local community is based upon critical dialogue, and was developed to satisfy their central ambition, to produce high-quality pioneering and socially responsive architecture.
The practice was recently appointed by Camden Council to develop options for the redevelopment of the Highgate Newtown Community Centre site and is actively encouraging the local community to get involved. Find out about similar projects that RCKa have worked on here.