Over 140 projects appear in this year’s shortlist for the New London Awards, released today by NLA – London’s Centre for the Built Environment.
The shortlist has been selected from the hundreds of submissions received for NLA’s fourth annual awards, which recognise the very best in new architecture, planning and development across the capital, both recently completed and on the drawing board.
Projects across 15 categories range from area strategies for major new areas of regeneration in Tottenham, Canada Water and King’s Cross; to new cultural facilities such as the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for Shakespeare’s Globe and Zaha Hadid’s Serpentine Sakler Gallery; to mixed-use projects at Battersea Power Station and the Old Vinyl Factory; and new homes – including a residential tower for Canary Wharf Group designed by Herzog and de Meuron and council-led housing in Westminster, Hackney, Brent and Greenwich.
“This is a very strong shortlist and reflects the quantity and quality of homes under construction and on the drawing board. A number are being delivered directly by local authorities, and represent a new wave in high-quality council-led housing as well as the creation of higher density environments” said NLA Chairman Peter Murray.
All submitted projects have been subject to an extensive process of review by an expert London–based panel before selection by an international jury, combining expertise from Paris, New York, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Edinburgh, and allowing for a fascinating comparison around the delivery of high-quality, sustainable urban environments.
Winners will be revealed at the NLA Annual Lunch, held at the Guildhall in the City of London on Wednesday 9 July 2014, where the New Londoner of the year will also be announced. Winning 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 and winning projects will be showcased in the year-round New London exhibition in the NLA galleries at The Building Centre from this summer and in the 2014/15 edition of the New London publication.
All shortlised projects can be found here.