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AJ Architecture Awards 2019: Small project, Community, Mixed-Use & Infrastructure shortlists

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

The small project category includes a glut of innovative house extensions by architects including Sophie Bates Architects, Ullmayer Sylvester and Gloucestershire-based Eastabrook Architects.

Among the community and faith project finalists is an overhaul of St Mary Magdalene Paddington by Dow Jones Architects, the new Drayton Green Church by Piercy&Company and an education centre in east London shaped like a giant neuron cell, designed by the late Will Alsop and his practice aLL Design.

The strong mixed-use project of the year category features schemes by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, KPF, Amin Taha’s practice Groupwork, Morris + Company and AHMM.

Meanwhile the contenders for the infrastructure project of the year include bridges by Knight Architects, Useful Studio with Expedition Engineering, MCW architects and the new Gloucester Transport Hub by BDP. 

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

 

Project of the Year (under £250,000) 

Corrugated Metal Extension to Stone Cottage by Eastabrook Architects

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125a7299 charlie birchmore

Source: Charlie Birchmore

Merrivale by Designfarm Architects

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DFA Merrivale Photo 01

Park Road, Richmond, by Sophie Bates Architects

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sophie bates architects richmond 78

Rear Extension & Loft Conversion by TJB Architects

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P 0360463 jpg

The Living Lab by DaeWha Kang Design

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01 DKD Living Lab credit Tom Donald For Aldworth James Bond HERO

Source: Tom Donald for Aldworth James

The Modern Cottage by Stylus Architects 

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Three Rooms Under a New Roof by Ullmayer Sylvester

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10 ullsyl exterior night

Wicksteed Park Learning Space by Lathams

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Aj 1 jpg

 

Community & Faith Project of the Year

Bethnal Green Mission Church by Gatti Routh Rhodes

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3907 bethnal green mission church 4

Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects

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morley von sternberg islamic garden

Source: Morley von Sternberg

Drayton Green Church by Piercy&Company

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3795 entrance at night by tom lee

Source: Tom Lee

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene Paddington by Dow Jones Architects

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Grand Junction 1

Neuron Pod by aLL Design

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aj awards neuron 1

Shelter from the Storm by Holland Harvey Architects

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hh sfts 2 crop

The Croydon Mosque, A New Women’s and Children’s Wing, by Benedict O’Looney Architects 

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cmic wudhu portrait

The Hub at Mulberry Park by BDP

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bdp mulberry park 002

 

Mixed-use Project of the Year 

73-89 Oxford Street & 1 Dean Street by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

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3878 1 dean street 01

168 Upper Street by Groupwork

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170804 amin taha upper street 078

Buckingham Green by Fletcher Priest Architects

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4 buckingham green cdirklindner

Source: Dirk Lindner

Energy Hub by Morris+Company

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energyhub morrisco01

Floral Court by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates 

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01 kpf floral court © tim soar

Source: Timothy Soar

Hand Axe Yard by Material Architects

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3864 hay 02

Lambeth Civic Quarter by Cartwright Pickard

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lambeth civic centre and town hall

Notting Dale Village Phase 3 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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3830 2

The Kantor Centre of Excellence by Penoyre & Prasad

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3885 Kantor Centre of Excellence 01 new

 

Infrastructure Project of the Year   

Chiswick Park Footbridge by Useful Studio with Expedition Engineering

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3655 chiswickparkfootbridge abutment

Gloucester Transport Hub by BDP

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bdp gth 001

River Thames Footbridge by Knight Architects

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River Thames Footbridge 05

University of Northampton Foot and Cycle Bridge by MCW architects

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Riverside JimStephenson 65 MidRes

Source: Jim Stephenson