Client of the Year Award
The Client of the Year Award recognises the crucial role of the client in bringing projects to life and celebrates the contribution they make in supporting a successful built environment. It is awarded to those who demonstrate commitment to quality design and who work successfully with architects to deliver outstanding schemes.
Supported by Design for London.
2011 Award winner - The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for
The London 2012 Velodrome
Architect: Hopkins Architects Partnership
Client: The Olympic Delivery Authority
Services Engineer: BDSP
Quietly located to the north of the Olympic masterplan, the Velodrome exudes an aura of elegance and simplicity. The very form of the building signals the track: a continuous, sinuous shape that seems to explain the movement of the event itself.
The building is made of three elements: the concourse, the plinth and the roof. The glazed concourse separates the curve of the larch-clad roof soffit and the concrete and landscaping of the plinth. The cable net roof seems to hang in space detached from the ground, sitting low over the track, adding drama and focus to the event. The building is a consummate exercise in a simple idea, beautifully, efficiently and gracefully carried out.
(photo - Richard Davies)
V&A Museum for the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and The Sackler Centre for Arts Education
(photo: Alan Williams)
Parabola Land for Kings Place by Dixon Jones
(photo: Richard Bryant)
Queen Mary University for Richard Feilden House, by Feilden Clegg Bradley
(photo: Peter Cook)