Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize contender has won the Major Building Project Award at the annual British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA)
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Zaha Hadid Architects’ London Aquatics Centre has seen off schemes by Norman Foster, Rafael Viñoly, Hopkins, Richard Rogers and Mecanoo to win the coveted Major Building Project of the Year award.
Re-opened as a public pool earlier this year, the former 2012 Olympic Games showstopper beat a number of headline-grabbing schemes, including Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham – which is also shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize – to be named the best building with a budget over £50 million.
Duggan Morris scooped the Building Project of the Year with a value up to £10 million category, its Ortus learning centre in Denmark Hill, south London, chosen ahead of six other finalists including the practice’s own Mansel Court office scheme.
There were also victories for Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ overhaul of Bonhams auction house in the £10-£50 million building project category and for Reiach and Hall Architects’ new headquarters for Scottish Water, which took home the Sustainability Award.
The annual awards are an established and coveted industry accolade recognising overall excellence in the delivery of building and civil engineering infrastructure projects.
The rigorous judging process includes a visit to every shortlisted entrant in the building and civil engineering project categories by members of the expert jury, which again included the AJ’s acting editor, Rory Olcayto.
The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award was won by Jacob’s flood defence and ‘managed realignment’ of the coast at Medmerry, south of Chichester.
Building Project of the Year (up to £10million)
Ortus by Duggan Morris
Building Project of the Year (£10million - £50million)
Bonhams by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Major Building Project of the Year (more than £50million)
London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
International Project of the Year
The Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project by Mott MacDonald
BIM Project Application Award
Skanska UK, 66 Queen Square, Bristol
Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £10million)
Llanelli Green Infrastructure Project by Arup
Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10million - £50million)
Medmerry Managed Realignment by Jacobs
Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (more than £50million)
United Utilities Sludge Balanced Asset Programme by United Utilities/MWH
Product Design Innovation Award
Siniat, GTEC Weather Defence at Abercynon Community Primary School
Programme Management Award
Temporary Works Award - Building
Wentworth House Partnership, part of Keltbray Group, 8-10 Moorgate
Temporary Works Award - Civil Engineering
Tony Gee and Partners LLP, Singapore Sports Hub - National Stadium
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