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Major infrastructure leads the way at RIBA London Awards 2024

Read more about the winning projects of the RIBA London Awards 2024

13 May 2024

The 2024 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London Awards showcase the best architecture the capital has to offer, which this year includes major infrastructure and repurposed industrial sites.

The design for the below ground experience of the Elizabeth Line is recognised, alongside the specific creation for the Paddington Station stop that connects commuters to the concourses above. Battersea Power Station and the Kings Cross Masterplan are also amongst the regional winners, showing how we can adapt the capital’s hardworking heritage.

Presented since 1966, the RIBA Awards set the standard for great architecture across the country.

The Awards were announced at a ceremony this evening, at which The Elizabeth Line was named as winner of RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2024 (sponsored by EH Smith). The judges praised the scheme as the overall design felt ‘significantly different from other tube lines’ with spaces ‘decluttered and calm’.

The 2024 RIBA London Award winning projects are:

RIBA London (East)

● Chowdhury Walk by Al-Jawad Pike

This new development repurposes under-used Hackney Council land to provide new council homes

● Fish Island Village by Haworth Tompkins, Lyndon Goode Architects, Pitman Tozer Architects, Bureau de Change

A permeable piece of city, drawing on the area’s heritage as a site of industry and artistic production

● Shakespeare Tower, Barbican by Takero Shimazaki Architects

A Japanese-inspired apartment within the Barbican estate

● St Andrew Holborn by DaeWha Kang Design

This Grade I listed church has been restored to provide a coherent aesthetic spirit

● The Arbour by Boehm Lynas and GS8

10 homes on a constrained backland, brownfield site in the heart of Walthamstow Village

● The Black & White Building by Waugh Thistleton Architects

The tallest engineered timber office building in central London

● The Elizabeth Line by Grimshaw, Maynard, Equation, Atkins

The most significant contribution to London’s transportation in over 20 years

● The Learning Tree Nursery by Delve Architects

A former manufacturing warehouse has been turned into a children’s nursery

RIBA London (North)

● 22 Handyside Street by Coffey Architects

A metal-patterned 37,000+ sqft office building on the King’s Cross estate

● Bradbury Works by [Y/N] Studio

The refurbishment and extension of existing affordable workspace

● Brent Cross Town Visitor Pavilion by Moxon Architects Ltd

The pavilion acts as a welcoming gateway to the upcoming development at Brent Cross

● Dover Court Estate by Pollard Thomas Edwards

70 new infill homes for a diverse community with bespoke low-carbon housing

● Hampstead House by Coppin Dockray

A small modernist house in Hampstead has been rescued and triumphantly renewed

● King's Cross Masterplan by Allies and Morrison and Porphyrios Associates

This pioneering masterplan has set a new bar in city making

● Sycamore House by Jonathan Wilson RIBA with Circle Architecture

This two-storey house has been crafted on a small, tricky plot in Haringey

● Unity Place by Design Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects and Gort Scott, with Delivery Architect RM_A Architects

This project provides 235 social rented homes, a community hub and high-quality landscape

RIBA London (South East)

● 67 Southwark Street by Allies and Morrison

A slim residential tower on Southwark Street

● Abbey Wood Station by Fereday Pollard Architects

A new railway station terminating the South East Spur of the Elizabeth line

● All Saints by EPR Architects

A need studio in a former orphanage constructed in 1875

● Love Walk II by Knox Bhavan Architects

Adding a light and airy living accommodation that sits alongside the original the Victorian house

● LSBU Hub by WilkinsonEyre

A radical transformation of the existing 1970s concrete-framed structure into the LSBU Hub

● Peckham House by Surman Weston

A monolithic self-build house on a corner site in Peckham

● Rotherhithe Primary School by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The new School replaces a 1971 box-like building that was only ever a temporary solution

● Six Columns by 31/44 Architects

A house designed to accommodate the family within their existing neighbourhood

● Southwark House Renovation by VATRAA

A discreet transformation of a 76 square metre former council house

● St John's Waterloo by Eric Parry Architects

The £5.5 million restoration and renovation of the Grade II* listed St John’s Church in Waterloo

● The Africa Centre by Freehaus

The transformation of the 1960’s existing building into a mixed-use hub

● The Tree House by Bell Phillips

The centrepiece of Elephant Park in south London

RIBA London (South West)

● Battersea Power Station Phase Two by WilkinsonEyre

The restoration and transformation of the London landmark on the banks of the River Thames

● Royal Academy of Dance by Takero Shimazaki Architects

The RAD’s new home is the ground floor of a new residential tower on a main thoroughfare

● Somerset Road Covered Courts: All England Lawn Tennis Club by Hopkins Architects

This new indoor tennis centre is part of a wider masterplan for the All England Lawn Tennis Club

● Sunday Mills by Assael Architecture

A pioneering 315-studio co-living development that offers an alternative form of living

● Thames Christian School & Battersea Chapel by Henley Halebrown

The six-storey building provides the church with a new community hall and sanctuary

● The Department Store Studios by Squire & Partners

A four-storey contemporary workspace building in Brixton

RIBA London (West)

● Dukes Meadow Footbridge by Moxon Architects Ltd

A new low-carbon pedestrian bridge in Chiswick

● Leighton House by BDP

An extensive restoration and extension has enabled the house to operate more efficiently

● National Portrait Gallery by Jamie Fobert Architects and Purcell

A significant transformation aimed at enhancing the visitor experience and revitalising the historic spaces

● Paddington Elizabeth Line Station by Weston Williamson + Partners

An addition to London's transport network that brings daylight and fresh air to platform level

● Pitzhanger Hub by Jo Townshend Architects

A new meeting and learning hub that creates an inspiring place for volunteers to relax and socialise

● The Parcels Building by Grafton Architects

Turning a 1957 office building into a modern, attractive place to work

The 40 projects were selected by the expert jury, who visited all shortlisted projects.

RIBA President, Muyiwa Oki, said:

“This year’s RIBA Award winning schemes showcase the true value of quality architecture, and the positive impact it has on people’s lives. While carefully considering the needs of the environment, these truly remarkable places and spaces deliver for communities, for residents, for visitors, and people of all ages up and down the country. They are pinnacles of design excellence, and show what can be achieved when architects and clients collaborate successfully.”

RIBA Regional Director of London, Dian Small, said: "There's so much to love about this year's RIBA London winners. With a huge range of styles, sectors and scales covered, they reflect the rich quality of world-class architecture being delivered in this city.

It was great to see that inclusion and accessibility were key considerations across all projects, allowing everyone to experience the delights of architecture. Congratulations to all involved!”

Full list of the regional special awards announced this evening:

The Black & White Building - RIBA London Client of the Year 2024

The Elizabeth Line - RIBA London Building of the Year 2024 (sponsored by EH Smith)

Peckham House - RIBA London Project Architect of the Year Award 2024

The Arbour - RIBA London Sustainability Award 2024 (sponsored by Autodesk)

Six Columns - RIBA London Small Project of the Year 2024

Battersea Power Station Phase Two - RIBA London Conservation Award 2024

RIBA London Award winners will now be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced on 11 July. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects later in the year.


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