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Architecture Tomorrow: this year's finalists

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From a regeneration scheme in Thamesmead to a glass bridge in Manila, the Architecture Tomorrow finalists represent a diversity of project types and locations. For the winners, click here

Accra Mixed Use, by DOS Architects

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Accra mixed use, by DOS Architects

A mixed-use scheme comprising a 150-bedroom hotel alongside a five-storey office building taking inspiration from the Modernist architecture of west Africa and located at a busy intersection of the city’s Osu district.
Client: Yeshi Group
Location: Accra, Ghana
Type: Export architecture

Alpha Square, by Pilbrow & Partners

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Alpha square by pilbrow

Alpha Square, by Pilbrow & Partners

The recently consented Alpha Square, located at 50 Marsh Wall, proposes a rich mix of uses, meeting local needs for education, housing, health and employment, and includes two tall buildings of 35 and 65 storeys.
Client: FECIL
Location: London, E14
Type: Housing 

Ansdell Street, by Studio Seilern Architects

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Ansdell exterior 1

Ansdell Street, by Studio Seilern Architects

The project refurbishes an existing structure to give it a contemporary edge, adding a new stair, lift core and interiors, external cladding and an origami roof structure.
Client: Private
Location: Kensington, London
Type: Workplace 

Business Bay Towers, by LOM Architecture and Design

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Lom architecture and design uab day view

Business Bay Towers, by LOM

This 65,000m2 mixed-use development provides high-quality office and residential accommodation in two shimmering glass towers close to the Burj Khalifa.
Client: United Arab Bank
Location: Dubai
Type: Export architecture

Arran distillery and visitor centre, by Denham/Benn

Arran design front

Arran design front

Arran distillery and visitor centre, by Denham/Benn

The design aims to create a landmark on Arran, combining a contemporary approach with the identity of a whisky distillery, including extensive use of natural materials and views of the landscape.
Client: Isle of Arran Distillers
Location: Isle of Arran, Scotland
Type: Leisure

Elcho Street, by MSMR Architects

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Elcho street view

A mixed-use redevelopment of a dilapidated site to deliver architecturally interesting commercial space alongside four high-quality duplex residential units.
Client: Curatus Trust Company (Mauritius)
Location: Battersea, London SW11
Type: Urban regeneration

Globe Iconic, by Eight Inc

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15 06 18 bridge elevation

A landmark 36m-long glass bridge in a vibrant part of Manila providing client Globe with a platform to directly interact with the public through live music, performance, screenings and other events.
Client: Globe Telcom
Location: Manila, Philippines
Type: Export architecture

Hotel Russell, by EPR Architects

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Palm court

The restoration of the Grade II-listed Russell Hotel to transform all key public areas and guestrooms, including the introduction of new leisure facilities, bar, all-day café, reception, gallery, conference and meeting areas.
Client: Rome Investco
Location: Russell Square, London WC1
Type: Hotel 

Greenwich Peninsula Riverside, by Pilbrow & Partners

Greenwich peninsula riverside, by pilbrow & partners

Greenwich peninsula riverside, by pilbrow & partners

A 529-unit residential scheme encompassing a pair of 31-storey residential tall buildings framing a new public square and theatre space overlooking the Thames. 
Client: Knight Dragon Development
Location: Greenwich, London SE10
Type: Housing

Islington Square, by CZWG Architects

Islington square, by czwg architects

Islington square, by czwg architects

Transforming the former North London Mail Centre site, this scheme combines restored Edwardian buildings and new-build elements around a central boulevard known as Esther Anne Place.
Client: Sager House (Almeida) and Cain Hoy
Location: Islington, London N1
Type: Urban regeneration

Moy Avenue, by Mohsin Cooper Architects

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Moy avenue view 2

The refurbishment and retrofit of an existing telephone exchange, along with two new buildings to the rear, creating a total of 95 residential units and a courtyard space of real quality.
Client: Moy Court
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Type: Housing

Kensal Road, by Studio RHE

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Rhe nottinghill montage view1 stage07

A significant new commercial hub for small and medium sized businesses with 25 high-quality homes above,  located on the edge of the Grand Union Canal.
Client: Resolution Property
Location: London W10
Type: Workplace

London Wall, by EPR Architects

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4224 c01 london wall north west

The scheme sits on a prominent 0.5ha corner site close to the Bank of England, featuring 10 storeys of offices above ground-floor shops.
Client: LaSalle Investment Management/CityGrove
Location: 60 London Wall, London EC2
Type: Workplace

Nightingale House, by Pilbrow & Partners

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(project 2144) nightingale house (c) pilbrow & partners and wadsworth3d

The replacement of a 1980s office building with high-quality apartments and a new pedestrian connection between Stratton and Curzon Streets, restoring a former public route in Mayfair blocked since the 18th century.
Client: DTZ
Location: Mayfair, London W1
Type: Urban regeneration

Orme Square, by Pilbrow & Partners

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(project 2147) orme square (c) pilbrow & partners and photographer peter cook

Renovation and extension of a Grade II-listed 1826 villa in Bayswater.
Client: Private
Location: London W2
Type: House

Osteon Cumulus Vertical City, by Desitecture/Ravensbourne

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Osteon Cumulus Vertical City, by Desitecture/Ravensbourne

A proposed self-sustaining 210-storey vertical community using an interweaving diagrid structure and supported, like a banyan tree, with downward branches.
Client: Fuliyama
Location: WuXi, China
Type: Export Architecture

Pavilion Road, by PDP London

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Pavilion road, by pdp london

Pavilion Road, by PDP London

The regeneration of a 1970s Brutalist car park close to Harrods into high‑end extra care flats and associated healthcare facilities.
Client: Dartmouth Capital Investments
Location: Knightsbridge, London SW1
Type: Housing

RNIB Redhill, by Gardner Stewart Architects

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Rnib redhill, by gardner stewart architects

A 102-home scheme on the site of the RNIB’s Redhill centre, which includes an innovative sensory landscape and new accommodation for the charity.
Clients: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Countryside Properties
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Type: Housing

Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, by Amos Goldreich Architecture/Jacobs Yaniv Architects

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Shelter for battered women image 2

The first purpose-built shelter for Israeli charity No to Violence Against Women is a secure 800m2  ‘peaceful haven’ able to accommodate 12 families and more than 24 children of diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds.
Client: No to Violence Against Women
Location: Israel
Type: Export architecture

43 Station Road, by Masters Architecture

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An office-to-residential conversion creating seven new flats next to the Grade II-listed Imperial Hotel in the Henley-on-Thames conservation area.
Client: The Air Group
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Type: Housing

Thamesmead Regeneration, by Proctor & Matthews Architects and Mecanoo Architecten

Thamesmead civic quarter square

Thamesmead civic quarter square

The masterplan for the multibillion-pound transformation of the 1960s Thamesmead estate including, in phase one, a new civic quarter and square next to Southmere Lake.
Client: Peabody
Location: Thamesmead, south-east London
Type: Urban regeneration  

St Mary Somerset Tower, by Pilbrow & Partners

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St mary somerset tower, by pilbrow & partners

Restoration and conversion of a 35m-tall, 17th-century, Grade I-listed, Christopher Wren-designed church tower into a single private home. 
Client: STMS
Location: London, EC4 
Type: Housing

The Diamond, by Pilbrow & Partners

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The diamond

A new residential skyscraper close to Renzo Piano’s Shard at London Bridge, featuring six dual-aspect flats per floor.
Client: Investream
Location: Weston Street, London SE1
Type: Housing 

The Ram Quarter, by EPR Architects

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Ram quarter aerial model

A masterplan to transform the former Young’s Brewery site into a series of interlinked public urban spaces with three new bridges and a major residential tower.
Client: Greenland (UK) Investment
Location: Wandsworth, London SW18
Type: Urban regeneration

The Manchester Proton Beam Therapy Centre, by HKS Architects

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The manchester proton beam therapy centre 2

The first of two new centres in England delivering high-energy proton beam therapy, the 15,000m2 facility will treat patients with some of the most complex forms of cancer.
Client: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Manchester 
Type: Hospital

The Stage, by Perkins+Will 

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The stage

A mixed-use City fringe scheme featuring a 38-storey residential tower, two office buildings, a start-up workspace, shops and a visitor centre for the remains of the Elizabethan Curtain Theatre.
Client: The Stage Shoreditch Development
Location: Shoreditch, London EC2
Type: Urban regeneration

Tides Reach, by Kay Elliott Architects

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Referencing the area’s boatbuilding past, the scheme overlooking South Sands beach features a 44-bedroom luxury hotel and 10 flats. 
Client: Nicolas James Group
Location: Salcombe, Devon
Type: Hotel

Theatre Square, 100 Avenue Road, by GRID architects 

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View looking south along avenue road

A 184-home replacement for a 1980s office building, featuring a 24-storey private rental sector tower and a seven-storey block containing shops, affordable housing and community uses.
Client: Essential Living
Location: Swiss Cottage, London NW3
Type: Housing

UCLH Phase 5, by Pilbrow & Partners

Uclh phase 5, by pilbrow & partners

Uclh phase 5, by pilbrow & partners

The latest phase of the hospital’s main campus regeneration, providing a specialist facility for ear, nose and throat medicine.
Client: University College London Hospitals
Location:  Bloomsbury, London WC1
Type: Hospital

Victoria House, North Cheam, by Collective Architecture

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The demolition of an eyesore former office building and its replacement with 90 flats sitting above new retail space.
Client: Home Group
Location: North Cheam, London 
Type: Housing

Work/Learn/Live/Play Chassis, by Aukett Swanke

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Aukett swanke chassis

An architectural chassis allowing a variety of spaces, which enables people to work, learn, live, play and ‘fundamentally change what they do’.
Client: Confidential
Location: Confidential
Type: Workplace

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