New London Awards 2013 shortlist unveiled
Temporary structures including a pop-up café on a building site in Deptford, major planned buildings including the new Embassy of the United States in Nine Elms and whole new areas of the capital including the East Village Masterplan in Stratford appear on the shortlist for this year’s New London Awards, released today.
A shortlist of 129 projects has been selected from the hundreds of submissions received for NLA’s annual London-wide awards, which recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development.
The rich range of both built and unbuilt schemes demonstrate the creativity and innovation evident in projects being delivered across London, with some 26 of London’s 33 borough’s featured on the shortlist. 14 categories cover all sectors of the built environment: from education to health & care; office buildings to homes and the temporary to transport and infrastructure.
Winners will be selected by an eminent jury, consisting of international experts in the fields of urban planning, property and design, and will be announced at the NLA Annual Lunch, held at the Guildhall in the City of London on Thursday 11 July 2013. Projects will be awarded for their architectural integrity and international excellence along with their ability to demonstrate a positive impact on their surroundings and make a wider contribution to life in the city.
All shortlisted projects will be showcased in the year-round New London exhibition in the NLA galleries at The Building Centre and in the 2013/14 edition of the New London publication.
All projects submitted have been subject to an extensive process of review by an expert London–based panel ahead of the jury being convened. Winning and shortlisted schemes are those that the judges and expert assessors view as contributing to and enhancing NLA’s vision for New London: a city that is sustainable, civilised and egalitarian, that seeks to improve the quality and standards of new design and respects its rich mix of old and new, that supports the regeneration of its towns, and that strives to improve the usability of its streets and public spaces.
For full details of the shortlist click here.