The AJ can reveal the six buildings in the running for its 2016 Building of the Year Award
A research institute in London by Allies and Morrison, a thatch-clad building at the University of East Anglia by Architype and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ striking red arts school in Plymouth have all been shortlisted for this year’s prize.
Also on the list is a new city hall in Buenos Aires by last year’s AJ120 chart-topper Foster + Partners, a riverside college campus in Glasgow by Reaich + Hall and Michael Laird Architects, and an £80 million library at the University of Oxford by Wilkinson Eyre.
The coveted award is given in recognition of the finest building completed by an AJ100-listed practice in 2015.
The winner will be announced at the annual AJ100 dinner on 8 June at the Tower of London.
The shortlist in full
Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute Allies and Morrison
The Enterprise Centre Architype
Plymouth School of Creative Arts Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno Foster + Partners
City of Glasgow College – Riverside Campus Reiach + Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects
Weston Library Wilkinson Eyre
Last year the prize was picked up by Grimshaw’s Fulton Center in New York, which the judges said ’sets a standard for transport interchange design for aspiring world cities, London included’.