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AJ Architecture Awards 2019: Cultural, Heritage, Refurb and Health shortlisted projects

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The AJ can reveal the second batch of finalists in the running for this year’s AJ Architecture Awards

The impressive list of schemes shortlisted in the Cultural Project of the Year category include two by Carmody Groarke, Stanton Williams’ revamp of the Royal Opera House, and Guy Holloway’s transformation of a former pig shed into an X-ray artist’s studio.

Contenders for the Heritage Project of the Year include Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ regeneration of the east wing at Alexandra Palace, Simpson & Brown’s restoration of the famous Mackintosh at the Willow tea rooms in Glasgow, and Hugh Broughton Architects’ restoration of the ’Sistine Chapel of the UK’ – the Baroque Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. 

The Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year shortlist includes buildings by Hopkins, Dow Jones Architects, jmarchitects, Mulroy Architects and KKE Architects, which has been shortlsited for the second year in a row with another hospice project.

The Refurb of the Year category features projects by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Allies and Morrison, Ben Adams Architects, BuckleyGrayYeoman, Darling Associates and LTS Architects.

Nearly 130 projects were chosen to compete for the AJ Architecture Awards, the annual showcase of the best built projects in the UK.

The expert judges, who will visit every shortlisted project over the coming weeks, include Eva Jiricna, Russell Curtis of RCKa, BDP chair Chris Harding, architect Amin Taha of Groupwork, Sam Jacob, and Kirsten Lees of Grimshaw.

In addition to stand-out design, the judges will consider each project in detail – such as how it has met or exceeded the brief, how it has promoted client or community engagement, and how it has excelled in the use of space or sense of place.

All the winners will be announced at an exclusive gala dinner. The evening’s celebrations will culminate in the presentation of three special awards, chosen from all entries: the AJ Building of the Year, the AJ Architect of the Year, and the AJ Editor’s Choice Award.

This year also marks the return of the prestigious Manser Medal to the AJ. The long-standing prize recognises the best completed house in the UK and was named after the renowned British architect, former RIBA president and Royal Academician Michael Manser (1929-2016). It became part of the AJ Architecture Awards earlier this year.

The remainder of the shortlists will be revealed over the coming week.

The AJ Architecture Awards event takes place on 20 November 2019 at Exhibition London, Shepherd’s Bush. Find more details here.

 

Cultural Project of the Year 

Edinburgh Printmakers by Page\Park Architects

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03 ep jimstephenson new entrance

Source: Jim Stephenson

Process Gallery by Guy Hollaway Architects

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13 jpg

Royal Opera House ‘Open Up’ by Stanton Williams

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463 04 0

The Hill House Box by Carmody Groarke

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02 hillhouse johan dehlin

Source: Johan Dehlin

V&A Photography Centre by David Kohn Architects

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005 181008 04 va gallery 100 c will pryce

Source: Will Pryce

Windermere Jetty Museum by Carmody Groarke

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cg windermere jetty museum chuftoncrow 001

Source: Hufton + Crow

 

Heritage Project of the Year

Alexandra Palace East Wing Regeneration by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Alexandra Palace 3  Copyright Lloyd Winters for Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace 3 Copyright Lloyd Winters for Alexandra Palace

Source: Lloyd Winters

Bat & Ball Station by Theis + Khan

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bat27 0103

Caledonian Park Clock Tower Restoration and New Heritage Centre by Dannatt Johnson Architects

heritage centre north elevation clock tower

heritage centre north elevation clock tower

Centre Point Tower by Conran and Partners

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3932 centre point luke hayes detail

Source: Luke Hayes

Durham Cathedral – Open Treasure by Purcell

monks dormitory exhibition space

monks dormitory exhibition space

Mackintosh at the Willow by Simpson & Brown

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S B MATW c Alexander Fraser Photography Salon de Luxe

Source: Alexander Fraser Photography

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery by Jestico + Whiles with Julian Harrap Architects 

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Jestico Whiles Pitzhanger Manor 03

The Painted Hall by Hugh Broughton Architects

paintedhall landscape

paintedhall landscape

 

Refurb of the Year

Axtell Soho by Darling Associates

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15059 axtell soho 01 cmyk

Dept W by BuckleyGrayYeoman

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1017 N2016 a3digital

Merchants Hall by Ben Adams Architects

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baa essexrd merchants hall by jack hobhouse 0

Source: Jack Hobhouse

Science Gallery London by LTS Architects 

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1. science gallery entrance

Shingle House by Flower Michelin Architects 

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FH Sandylands 23 2

The Anning Rooms, Natural History Museum, by Dannatt Johnson Architects

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dja nhm 0017

The Bower by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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3808 2

Tintagel House by Stanton Williams and Universal Design Studio

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044 lr

van Hasselt Centre by Allies and Morrison 

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ajarchitecture 2019 vanhasseltcentre 02

Willowbrook by Paul Archer Design

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mc2249 1034 copy

 

Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital: Institute in the Park by Hopkins Architects

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institute in the park 01 c richard brine

Source: Richard Brine

Maggie’s Cardiff by Dow Jones Architects

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3770 landscape internal

New Gorbals Health & Care Centre by jmarchitects

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gorbals landscape 1

Shaftesbury Hall by Mulroy Architects

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3962 02

St Peter’s Hospice by KKE Architects

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st peters hospice 1