London's Best New Building Is...

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 31 months ago
London's Best New Building Is...

Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, which scooped the top prize at the New London Awards.

The best new building in London is Brixton's Black Cultural Archive, which scooped the top prize at the New London Awards.

Judges said the BCA's new home was a "sensitive restoration proves that true design innovation can be found when saving a building from demolition and repurposing it for the local community".

The controversial Garden Bridge was crowned the best forthcoming scheme in the Transport & Infrastructure category. The international panel of judges remarked that the scheme had the "potential to help transform London for the better; and is arguably the most discussed future project in the capital". They weren't wrong about the amount of discussion around the project — there are vociferous arguments both for and against the forthcoming crossing.

Zaha Hadid, the architect behind the London Aquatic Centre and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, was presented with the New Londoner of the Year award, for her contributions to the London design industry.

The masterplan for Blackhorse Lane in Waltham Forest, by young practice We Made That picked up the inaugural Mayor’s Prize. The scheme "redefines the streetscape, shops and navigation of the area, while supporting the diverse enterprises in the region".

A full list of winners can be found on New London Architecture's website.

Last Updated 09 July 2015

Juno

The Garden Bridge "best forthcoming scheme that could have been built on Lake Havasu regardless of cost to the taxpayers of Arizona", presumably.

James Guppy

Well done Brixton!