2015 RIBA London Regional Awards Shortlist Announced

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 38 months ago
2015 RIBA London Regional Awards Shortlist Announced
Ashmount Primary School, by Penoyre & Prasad. ©Morley Von Sternberg
Ashmount Primary School, by Penoyre & Prasad. ©Morley Von Sternberg
Bonhams, by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. ©Hufton Crow
Bonhams, by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. ©Hufton Crow
Friends House, by John McAslan and Partners. ©Hufton Crow
Friends House, by John McAslan and Partners. ©Hufton Crow
Great James Street, by Emrys Architects. ©Alan Williams
Great James Street, by Emrys Architects. ©Alan Williams
John Roan School, by John McAslan and Partners. ©Hufton Crow
John Roan School, by John McAslan and Partners. ©Hufton Crow
King's Cross Square, by Stanton Williams. ©Hufton Crow
King's Cross Square, by Stanton Williams. ©Hufton Crow
Mews House, by Suzanne Brewer Architects. ©Tom Lacey
Mews House, by Suzanne Brewer Architects. ©Tom Lacey
National Theatre NT Future, by Haworth Tompkins. ©Philip-Vile
National Theatre NT Future, by Haworth Tompkins. ©Philip-Vile
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Central Footbridge, by heneghan peng architects. ©Hufton-Crow
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Central Footbridge, by heneghan peng architects. ©Hufton-Crow
Queens Apartments, by Stiff Trevillion. ©Kilian O'Sullivan
Queens Apartments, by Stiff Trevillion. ©Kilian O'Sullivan
St Mary of Eton Church Apartments and Community Rooms Hackney Wick, by Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP. ©Mikael Schilling
St Mary of Eton Church Apartments and Community Rooms Hackney Wick, by Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP. ©Mikael Schilling
Tabernacle Street, by Piercy & Company London. ©Jack Hobhouse
Tabernacle Street, by Piercy & Company London. ©Jack Hobhouse

68 buildings, structures and developments have been shortlisted for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) London 2015 Awards. In the gallery above we've cherry-picked our 12 favourites (and you agree with us unequivocally on every single selection, right?).

Among this year's nominees are sights you may well have encountered on your recent rambles — including the tasteful King's Cross Square makeover, and the twisted, metallic Central Footbridge at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Elsewhere, there are some imaginative school designs, and a reasonably sympathetic church extension, courtesy of Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP.

All shortlisters will be assessed by a regional jury, before RIBA announces the overall winners on 18 May at the National Theatre’s Temporary Theatre on the Southbank.

London's regional winners will be considered for a RIBA National Award, which is dished out in June. And if they fare well HERE, designs have a chance to scoop the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year, later in 2015. The last London building to win that prize was Evelyn Grace Academy, in 2011.

Last Updated 06 March 2015

MattFromLondonist

I love that Hackney Wick housing. Stumbled across it recently and was mesmerised by how well it goes with the church, despite having a distinctive design of its own.