In 2013, Walters & Cohen won a competition to redesign Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre in Suffolk. 

The Double Unit worked carefully with Walters & Cohen to promote this extraordinary project, and to raise the profile of the practice in the cultural and community sectors. Upon opening, the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre received national praise, and was covered extensively in national and international publications.

The project was named RIBA East’s Building of the Year 2017 and has won several other awards: an AJ Architecture Award, a RIBA East Award, a RIBA National Award and an Honor Award at the Faith & Form/IFRAA Awards 2017. It is a 2018 Civic Trust Awards winner, and was shortlisted for their Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design. 

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