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AJ Architecture Awards 2019: Workplace, Masterplan and Leisure shortlists

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

The impressive list of schemes shortlisted in the Workplace (up to 10,000m²) category include Moxon Architects’ Cairngorms National Park Authority HQ in north-east Scotland,  a co-working space in east London by Piercy&Co, and a workplace/studio in rural Cornwall by Gluckman Smith. 

Contenders for the Workplace of the Year (over 10,000m²) include Hounslow Council’s HQ by Sheppard Robson, Morris + Co’s R7 office in Kings Cross, Foster + Partners’ BBC Cymru Wales, and The Ray in Farringdon Road, City of London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

The Masterplan of The Year shortlist includes projects in Hackney Wick by the Retrospective Masterplan Team, in Shetland by 7N, in York Central by Allies and Morrison, at Milburngate in Durham by FaulknerBrowns, Hawley Wharf in Camden by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Beam Park in Dagenham by Patel Taylor. 

The Leisure Project of the Year category features Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Studio, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by Populous, Cullinan Studio’s new building for the Royal Horticultural Society in Essex and Allied London and Arriola&Fiol’s Crown Square in Manchester.

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.

 

Workplace (up to 10,000m²)

Argal Workshop & Creative Studios by Gluckman Smith Architects

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ji 170519 argalhomefarm 083 0

Cairngorms National Park Authority Headquarters by Moxon Architects 

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1. moxon architects ltd cnpa hq csimon kennedy

Source: Simon Kennedy

Canolfan S4C Yr Egin by BDP

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bdp yregin photo 001 crop

JTP Studios, Pennington Street Warehouse by JTP

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01 bqy 001 jpg

Princelet Street by Piercy&Company

3803 princelet entrance space by jack hobhouse

3803 princelet entrance space by jack hobhouse

Source: Jack Hobhouse

The Royal College of Pathologists by Bennetts Associates

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bennetts associates royal college of pathologists c peter cook 4

Source: Peter Cook

The Schrödinger Building by Bogle Architects

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Will Pryce CF063380 FL

Source: Will Pryce

x+why by Squire & Partners

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02 c.james balston

Source: James Balston

 

Workplace (10,000m² and above) 

No.1 Spinningfields by SimpsonHaugh and Partners

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1 spinningfields 1745 jpg

BBC Cymru Wales Headquarters by Foster + Partners

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hannah gusparrati foster partners

Source: Hannah Gasparutti

Hounslow Council HQ by Sheppard Robson

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01 hounslow council hq jack hobhouse

Source: Jack Hobhouse

R7 by Morris+Company

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r7 morrisco02

The Ray, Farringdon, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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3823 1

Workplace of the Year (10,000sqm and above) sponsored by

Roca

 

Masterplan

Beam Park by Patel Taylor

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beam park aerial patel taylor

Hackney Wick Fish Island by the Retrospective Masterplan Team

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3679 hwfi retrospective masterplan aerial masterplan

Hawley Wharf by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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3819 1

Milburngate by FaulknerBrowns 

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milburngate 01

The Knab by 7N Architects

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190614 the knab landscape 02

York Central by Allies and Morrison 

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01 ajarchitecture yorkcentral

 

Leisure Project

Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Studio

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P KXC PRJ COL 001 N1058 Yard level CREDIT John Sturrock

Source: John Sturrock

Curious Brewery by Guy Hollaway Architects

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Curious Gendek 19.05.25 3 of 37

Park House by East architecture, landscape urban design

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WHL 005 DavidGrandorge

Source: David Grandorge

Places Leisure Eastleigh by AHR

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1. ahr places leisure eastleigh entrance at dusk

RHS Garden Hyde Hall Hilltop Complex by Cullinan Studio

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01 rhsgardenhydehall cpaulraftery

Source: Paul Raftery

The Machrie by Hudson Architects

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the machrie 4

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by Populous

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populous tottenham stadium london chuftoncrow 002

Source: Hufton + Crow

Wildernesse Restaurant by Morris+Company

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wildernesse restaurant morriscompany02

Leisure Project of the Year sponsored by

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Landscape Architecture

Cator Park, Kidbrooke Village by HTA Design 

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img 1999

Crown Square / The Oast House by Allied London / Arriola&Fiol

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Crown square 0137 jpg

Television Centre by Gillespies

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3866 television centre 02 john sturrock

Source: John Sturrock

The Green Heart – University of Birmingham by Churchman Thornhill Finch

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the green heart lr 208 landscape cmyk