Top class line-up for construction awards
The shortlist of projects in this year's British Construction Industry Awards, to be presented in November, has been announced.
In the 'building' category are: the Henley River and Rowing Museum by David Chipperfield Architects; the Motorola building by Sheppard Robson; Future Systems' NatWest Media Centre at Lord's; the Thames Valley Park in Reading by Siddell Gibson; the Neptune Court redevelopment at the National Maritime Museum by Rick Mather and bdp; Sheffield's National Centre for Popular Music by Branson Coates; the bfi London imax Centre by Avery Associates; Chris Wilkinson's Stratford Regional Station in London E15; and Benson & Forsyth's Museum of Scotland.
Among the nine projects in the 'small project' category are: Rotherham Market roof, by engineer Whitby Bird & Partners; studios and apartments in Cobourg Street, London by Jestico & Whiles; Simon Conder's workshop for Georgina von Etzdorf in Wiltshire; and London's Tricycle cinema by Tim Foster.
The eight projects in the 'major-project' category include Alsop & Stormer's Contract 110 for London's Jubilee Line extension and the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, designed by American architect Eric Kuhne.
Among the seven projects in the 'international' category are: the British Aerospace support facility in Queensland, Australia by British architect Faulks Perry Culley & Rech; Foster & Partners' new Reichstag in Berlin; hok + Lobb's Stadium Australia in Sydney; Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners' Ludwig Erhard Haus in Berlin; and Terry Farrell & Partners' Kowloon development in Hong Kong.
The awards are sponsored by the The Architects' Journal, New Civil Engineer and the Daily Telegraph.