RIBA AWARDS - LONDON
LONDON - EAST Jury Chair - Sarah Wigglesworth Lay Assessor - Lady Susie Sainsbury Regional Representative - Gianni Botsford
LONDON - WEST Jury Chair - Stephen Hodder Lay Assessor - Lucy Musgrave Regional Representative - Ptolemy Dean
LONDON - SOUTH Jury Chair - Simon Allford Lay Assessor - Tom Dyckhoff Regional Representative - Alison Brooks
LONDON - NORTH Jury Chair - Richard Burton Lay Assessor - Charles Saumarez Smith Regional Representative - Andrew Budgen
THREE SMALL HOUSES, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON Architect: Stephen Taylor Architects www. stephentaylorarchitects. co. uk Client: Rebecca Collings This terrace infill of three houses replaces a post-war shed. Three storeys high on a tight site, the houses open onto the pavement and each has a substantial lightwell at the rear to help illuminate the depth of the plan.
Contract value: £638,000
BARBICAN CENTRE, BARBICAN, LONDON Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris www. ahmm. co. uk Client: City of London Corporation This project addresses the problem of the Barbican's famously confusing circulation. The creation of a new grand route, with main entrances at either end, involved stripping away decoration and signage, reinforcing the original essential qualities and clarifying access.
Contract value: £12 million
WILLIAM KENT HOUSE - THE RITZ HOTEL, LONDON Architect: Ettwein Bridges www. ebarch. com Client: Ellerman Investments Designed by Kent during 174354, it is listed Grade II* like the Ritz. The brief was to seamlessly add its fine 18th-century rooms as function suites for the hotel.
Connections are through a lightwell once filled with plant, and to the secondfloor hotel bedroom corridor.
Contract value: £4 million
V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD, LONDON Architect: Caruso St John Architects www. carusostjohn. com Client: V&A Museum of Childhood From a masterplan in 2002, reorganisation, refurbishment including radical surgery of the Grade-II museum and its collection led to reopening in December 2006. Most dramatic is the new two-storey entrance structure providing much improved front-ofhouse facilities and connections to other parts of the building.
Construction: £3 million Gallery installation: £1.2 million
TANNER STREET GATEWAY, BARKING, ESSEX Architect: Peter Barber Architects and Jestico + Whiles Architects www. peterbarberarchitects. com www. jesticowhiles. com Client: East Thames Group This dense, mixed-use, mixed-tenure quarter is laid out as a network of intimately scaled streets, with the 165 flats and houses forming a hard pavement edge. At the heart of the scheme is a new tree-lined public square and 10-storey landmark building Contract value: £18 million FOCUS HOUSE, FINSBURY PARK, LONDON Architect: Bere Architects www. bere. co. uk Client: Private A compact, low-maintenance, low-energy house shifts the traditional Victorian space allocations in favour of greater living space. The highly insulated timber building incorporates heatrecovery ventilation and solar-thermal water heating.
Contract value: £380,000
PROMENADE OF LIGHT, OLD STREET, LONDON Architect: Tonkin Liu www. tonkinliu. co. uk Client: London Borough of Islington in partnership with EC1 New Deal for Communities The brief was to improve the grassed area in front of shops, with strategic proposals for the area surrounding Old Street roundabout. The presence of 21 mature plane trees 'walking together' suggested the creation of a promenade and 18 new trees were added.
Back-lighting of leaves, projected light circles and spotlighting were developed to cast shadows of people and trees.
Contract value: £1 million
KALEIDESCOPE, LEWISHAM, LONDON Architect: van Heyningen and Haward Architects www. vhh. co. uk Client: Lewisham PCT A new primary and social care centre provides a range of services for children, young people and their carers under one roof. The C-plan building focuses on a central garden.
Contract value: £8.4 million
JASMINE STUDIO, SHEPHERD'S BUSH, LONDON Architect: A-EM www. a-em. com Client: Private Three photographic studios have been created through new-build and refurbishment, starting from a Victorian schoolhouse and adding an L-shaped block. The sawtooth roof can provide north and south light. A folding wall allows two studios to be used as a single room.
Contract value: £2.1 million 28
DORSET SQUARE, MARYLEBONE, LONDON Architect: John McAslan + Partners www. mcaslan. co. uk Client: Derwent London This Georgian house was converted to office use in the 1960s, when a concrete extension was added at the rear. The project combines restoration of lost original features with upgraded office equipment standards, as well as making the 1960s block a distinctive office building.
Contract value: £4.4 million
BROADWATER FARM CHILDREN'S CENTRE, HARINGEY, LONDON Architect: Gollifer Langston Architects www. gollifer. co. uk Client: London Borough of Haringey Education, Property & Contracts This 120-place nursery and drop-in centre is the first phase of a new learning campus. It comprises a timber and glass box and a decked terrace opening onto landscaped play areas for three to four year olds. A green roof covers the play areas for younger children.
A central, glazed-roof space links these to the reception.
Contract value: £1.6 million
KANDER HOUSE, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON Architect: Jamie Fobert Architects www. jamiefobert architects. com Client: Verity & Nadav Kander A structurally unsound Victorian townhouse has been reconfigured to provide contemporary family accommodation, in particular addressing the garden terrace. The focus throughout is on volume, materials and light.
Contract value: £750,000 31
VERNON STREET, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON Architect: Terry Pawson Architects www. terrypawson. com Client: Thomas Gatacre (Vernon Street Property) This new office building sits alongside an Edwardian courthouse. It is built predominantly of white cast stone and bronzed steel. The overtly sculptural walls are punctured with large frameless windows set within deep reveals, accentuating the building's mass. Offices are grouped around enclosed courtyards.
Contract value: £3.5 million
WOOLFSON WING, JODRELL LABORATORY, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects www. wilkinsoneyre. com Client: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew This extension is an exemplar of sustainable construction and provides improved facilities for plant-based research. To help create an overall collegiate feel, the new wing frames a three-sided courtyard focused on the Aquatic Garden. The cedar cladding and brise soleil of the facades respect this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Contract value: £5.2 million
HEATHROW AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLTOWER, HEATHROW AIRPORT, LONDON Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners www. rsh-p. com Client: BAA Heathrow This project is a consequence of the construction of Terminal 5, which meant that a higher, improved control tower was needed. The design challenges were to meet strict planning guidelines and to provide an elegant and memorable building, without dominating the skyline.
Contract value: £50 million
PRIVATE HOUSE, RICHMOND, LONDON Architect: David Mikhail Architects www. davidmikhail. com Client: Private This project involved an area that was originally the library of the house next door, but had been sold and converted into a long, thin space with poor light. The front was retained and upgraded and the rear and roof were rebuilt. The key was raising the basement and lowering the garden to meet it.
Contract value: £430,000