London's Best New Buildings Celebrated In RIBA Awards

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London's Best New Buildings Celebrated In RIBA Awards
Ashmount Primary School in Crouch Hill, North London (c) Morley Von Sternberg
Ashmount Primary School in Crouch Hill, North London (c) Morley Von Sternberg
Brentford Lock West, TW8 (c) Jack Hobhouse
Brentford Lock West, TW8 (c) Jack Hobhouse
Darbishire Place in Whitechapel (c) Nick Kane
Darbishire Place in Whitechapel (c) Nick Kane
Kew House in TW9, south London (c) Jack Hobhouse
Kew House in TW9, south London (c) Jack Hobhouse
National Theatre, NT Future (c) Philip Vile
National Theatre, NT Future (c) Philip Vile
NEO Bankside (c) Edmund Sumner
NEO Bankside (c) Edmund Sumner
St Mary of Eton Church in Hackney (c) Benedict Luxmoore
St Mary of Eton Church in Hackney (c) Benedict Luxmoore
The Foundry, Vauxhall (c) Rory Gardiner
The Foundry, Vauxhall (c) Rory Gardiner
University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building (c) Hufton and Crow
University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building (c) Hufton and Crow

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the 37 winners of the 2015 RIBA National Awards, and 14 of the list are in London.

The National Theatre, Foyles bookshop and Bonhams feature, as well as three housing developments and two schools. One of our favourites, The Foundry in Vauxhall, is a former shoe polish factory transformed into a social justice and human rights centre due to open later this year.

Said RIBA president Stephen Hodder: "The UK is blighted by poor-quality new housing and dilapidated school buildings, so I am delighted that the notable trends amongst this year's RIBA National Award-winners are the volume of inspiring new housing and education projects."

The housing developments probably aren't the answer to London's current housing woes (as we reported yesterday, there's a serious shortfall in affordable new houses in the city), but they're certainly very pretty to look at.

For a full list of the 2015 RIBA National Award winners, visit architecture.com

See also: In Pictures: RIBA London Awards 2015 Winners

Last Updated 19 June 2015

Juno

Dear God, is that Hackney church made of all the chintz they chucked out at Ikea?

Paul Gallagher

I like the big balconies of Darbishire House Whitechaple. Very elegant considering the restraint of the building.