RIBA London Awards 2018 revealed
61 striking designs have been highlighted as the capital's best architecture for 2018 by the RIBA London Regional Awards jury. Pictured here, one of the winning designs, Piercy & Company's 25 Saville Row.
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It’s been a prolific year for London architects. The RIBA London has just announced its annual regional awards and the list of worthy winners comprises no less that 61 buildings, all located wthin various boroughs of the UK capital.

The RIBA Regional Awards – a critical step towards selecting the Stirling Prize overall winner for Best Building of 2018 later in the year – are the institute’s annual celebration of the best architecture in the country’s different regions. The winning designs are always diverse and wide ranging, spanning many different typologies and scales, from large commercial complexes, civic buildings and multi family housing, to compact single family houses and smaller installations.

This year offerings include 14 housing schemes, eight schools, a city farm (Waterloo Community Farm) and refurbished public house (The Sekforde). From the list of winners, the jury also selected a list of special awards, presenting The Sekforde by Chris Dyson Architects with the RIBA London Sustainability Award; Turner’s House by Butler Hegarty Architects with the RIBA London Conservation Award; Red House by 31/44 Architects with the RIBA London Small Project Award; Belvue School by NAME, for Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave with the RIBA London Client of the Year Award; Harry Paticas by Arboreal Architects with the RIBA London Project Architect of the Year Award; and Royal Academy of Music, Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects, as well as Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A with the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.

Acknowledging architectural excellence the RIBA’s Regional Awards are a benchmark of quality within the architectural community, and a badge of honour for the winning practices; and London is a distinct case in point in what the country’s architectural force can produce.

‘London has perhaps the highest concentration of design talent found anywhere in the world’, says RIBA London director Dian Small. ‘It is that concentration of diverse talent, skills, and exchange of ideas that makes London such an exciting and challenging place to work in the field of architecture.’

RIBA London Awards 2018 unveiled

53 Great Suffolk Street by Hawkins\Brown.

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RIBA London Awards 2018 announced

Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave.

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RIBA London regional Awards 2018 revealed

Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners.

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RIBA London regional Awards 2018 unveiled

Central Parade by Gort Scott.

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RIBA London regional Awards 2018 announced

De Beauvoir Block by Henley Halebrown.

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These are the RIBA London regional Awards 2018

Gasholder Park by Bell Phillips Architects.

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These are the RIBA London Awards 2018

Gasholders by Wilkinson Eyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design.

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Meet the winners of the RIBA London regional Awards 2018

Marlborough Primary School by Dixon Jones.

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Meet the winning designs of the RIBA London regional Awards 2018

Riverlight by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with EPR Architects.

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61 buildings awarded in RIBA London regional Awards 2018

Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1 by Maccreanor Lavington with detailed design by RMA Architects.

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61 buildings awarded in RIBA London Awards 2018

St Augustines Church by Roz Barr Architects.

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61 buildings celebrated in RIBA London regional Awards 2018

Weston Street by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

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For more information and the full list of winners visit the RIBA website

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).