In Pictures: RIBA London Awards 2015 Winners

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 39 months ago
In Pictures: RIBA London Awards 2015 Winners
Swimming Pool, Five Pancras Square, King's Cross
Part of the new leisure centre at 5 Pancras Square by Bennetts Associates
Burntwood School, SW17 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Burntwood School, SW17 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Fitzroy Park House in north London by Stanton Williams
Fitzroy Park House in north London by Stanton Williams
Brand spanking new Foyles by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Brand spanking new Foyles by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
House In Wapping by Chris Dyson Architects
House In Wapping by Chris Dyson Architects
Mint Street, Bethnal Green by Pitman Tozer Architects Ltd
Mint Street, Bethnal Green by Pitman Tozer Architects Ltd
St Mary of Eton Church, Apartments and Community Rooms by Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP
St Mary of Eton Church, Apartments and Community Rooms by Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP
The Foundry by Architecture 00 Ltd, winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award
The Foundry by Architecture 00 Ltd, winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award
Vaulted House, W6  by vPPR Architects
Vaulted House, W6 by vPPR Architects

The Foundry — a stripped back and rebuilt former shoe polish factory transformed on a small budget — won the RIBA London Building of the Year Award last night. The building in Vauxhall, designed by Architecture 00, is now a social justice and human rights centre.

Repurposing and refurbishment was a persistent theme at the Riba London Awards, including a 1930s Art Deco former cinema in Bayswater and a refurbished Grade 2 listed religious hall in Euston. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, meanwhile, scooped the RIBA London Architect of the Year Award for their new flagship store for Foyles on Charing Cross Road — a worthy makeover for the illustrious bookshop.

Though winners include the odd abode that no normal person could ever dream of affording, overall it's heartening to see London's communities benefiting from exceptional architecture: schools and colleges, a leisure centre, churches, a theatre and public spaces all picked up prizes.

For a full list of London winners, and others from across the country, visit RIBA's website.

Last Updated 19 May 2015