We unveil the 2015 RIBA London Award Winners
In the 38-strong list of winners - which you can browse through above - there’s something for everybody: gorgeous private houses, such as the stylish Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams and Pear Tree House in South London by Edgley Design, the dramatic restoration of Friends House by John McAslan architects, the glamorously revamped Kings Cross Square and Gianni Botsford’s tiny White on White north London house extension. From office buildings to schools and cultural projects, this list has it all - London’s best and boldest new building designs.
Exciting young architecture practice vPPR scooped the RIBA London Emerging Architect of the Year Award for Vaulted House. More special awards included: the Sustainability Award, which went to Bennetts Associates for 5 Pancras Square; Project Architect of the Year, won by Rob Naybour of WestonWilliams+Partners for Paddington Integrated Project; Small Project of the Year Award, Dallas Pierce Quintero for Courtyard House; and Historic England Award for Constructive Conservation, gone to Peter Barber Architects for Employment Academy.
The evening closed with the announcement of the London Building of the Year, awarded to Architecture 00 for The Foundry, the transformation of a former shoe polish factory into a Social Justice and Human Rights Centre; while London Architect of the Year went to Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and Client of the Year to Foyles.
The London award recipients will now join the winners from the other UK regions, forming the pool from which the highly coveted Stirling Prize and Manser Medal shortlists will be selected later in the year. This is only the beginning.