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AJ100 Building of the Year

Winner: Central St Martins Arts Campus by Stanton Williams - An award for quite simply the finest building completed by an AJ100 practice in the past year

It is a credit to Stanton Williams that, for the judges, it was the quality of environment created for the end-user at the Central St Martins Arts Campus that stood out among the shortlist. The project overcame a potentially toxic procurement process and brutal cost-cutting but now sets the benchmark in an important regenerated area in London.

The judges, who included Simon Silver, director of Derwent London; Martin Young, chief architect of Tesco; Dan Labbad, chief executive of Lend Lease and Scott Lawrie, director of ALL Design, said: ‘Although a very large building, it doesn’t shout too loudly, and enhances the buildings around it. The detailing is elegant, but it is most successful in navigating its context. A giant building, yet respectful and dignified.’

The judges also chose to highly commend Eric Parry Architects’ Holburne Museum for its bold and brave insertion into a historic Bath site: ‘The extension is not subtle, but is still extremely sensitive.’

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See images drawinsg and details of all eight projects shortlisted for the AJ100 Building of the Year in the AJ Buildings Library

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