RIBA AWARDS / LONDON
IDEA STORE Adjaye/Associates Client: Tower Hamlets LBC David Adjaye's Idea Store is the second in a series of seven commissioned by Tower Hamlets council, offering users access to the internet, books, CDs and DVDs, as well as lifelong-learning courses. The building uses coloured glass as an electronic billboard and video wall.
£2.3 million. 1,300m
PETER JONES John McAslan + Partners Client: John Lewis Partnership The architect has achieved a seamless restoration of Sloane Square's Peter Jones store, an icon of pre-war Modernity.
The result is the conservation of, and even improvement to, a significant piece of architectural heritage. A highly sensitive, daring and complex intervention.
£100 million. 30,000m