We are thrilled that English National Ballet’s new home at London City Island, in Canning Town, east London, has been awarded Building of the Year at the AJ100 Awards in 2020.
Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, accepted the award on behalf of English National Ballet and Glenn Howells Architects on Thursday 17 September.
English National would like to thank AJ100 for this great honour, and offer our warmest congratulations and thanks to Glenn Howells Architects.
Tamara Rojo described her vision for the Company’s new home as “a space where imaginations could be ignited, and where everybody would be welcome.” The state-of-the-art building not only houses the Company and staff, but provides a creative hub for the local community in east London, from which a wide range of classes, events and educational and community programmes will be facilitated.
“What I wanted for the Company was a space where we could create, where we could have freedom, and where we could share our ambition and we could connect with the local community”, Tamara said.
English National Ballet’s new home signifies a new chapter in the Company’s diverse and distinguished history and brings with it a new and invigorated commitment to our founding mission: to bring world class ballet to as many people as possible, wherever they are and whatever their means.
Our sincere thanks are with the following people and organisations for their support.
Arts Council England
Holloway Charitable Trust
The Linbury Trust
Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund
Lady Rosemary Buchanan
The Dorfman Foundation
The Wigoder Family Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
Clore Duffield Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
London Marathon Charitable Trust
The Wolfson Foundation
The Buffini Chao Foundation
And many other generous donors and supporters.