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Brixton's new Black Cultural Archives named London Building of the Year

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Pringle Richards Sharratt’s Black Cultural Archives has won the New London Architecture (NLA) Building of the Year Award

The £3.5 million scheme, which completed in the summer last year, transformed Brixton’s derelict grade II-listed Raleigh Hall and added a new limestone-clad wing.

The building features a library, gallery, meeting space and café, and is home to the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) which documents the lives of people of African descent in the UK.

The awards also named Zaha Hadid New Londoner of the Year in recognition for her contribution to the London design industry through her work, both in the UK and abroad.

Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge was also award the prize for best forthcoming scheme. Judges said the controversial scheme ‘provided the potential to help transform London for the better’.

Other winners at the annual awards which celebrate the best recently completed or under construction projects in the capital included We Made That, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Haworth Tompkins, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.  

The full list of winners

New Londoner of the Year Zaha Hadid

Overall Winner Black Cultural Archive by Pringle Richards Sharratt

Mayor’s Prize Winner Blackhorse Lane by We Made That

Conservation and Retrofit Built Winner Black Cultural Archive by Pringle Richards Sharratt

Conservation and Retrofit Unbuilt Winner Commonwealth House by Orms

Education Unbuilt Winner Alexandra College by Haverstock

Education Built Winner Burntwood School by AHMM

Education Built Winner William Perkin Church of England High School by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Health and Care Unbuilt Winner University College London Hospitals, Phase 5 by Steffian Bradley Architects with Pilbrow and Partners

Health and Care Built Winner The Bloom by Penoyre & Prasad

Homes Unbuilt Winner St John’s Grove by Studio 54 Architecture

Homes Built Winner Courtyard House by Dallas Pierce Quintero

Hotels and Hospitality Built Winner Ham Yard Hotel by Woods Bagot

Housing Unbuilt Winner Mapleton Crescent by Metropolitan Workshop

Housing Built Winner Lime Wharf by Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

Masterplans and Area Strategies Winner Old Town Croydon Masterplan by Allies and Morrison with Studio Weave

Mixed-use Unbuilt Winner Camley Street Incubator and Gateway Sites Regeneration by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Glen Howells Architects, and KSR

Mixed-use Built Winner St Mary of Eton by Matthew Lloyd Architects

Office Buildings Unbuilt Winner Four Pancras Square by Eric Parry Architects

Office Buildings Built Winner 10 New Burlington Street  by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Office Interiors Built Winner UBM by Gensler

Public Buildings Unbuilt Winner Alexandra Palace by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Public Buildings Built Winner National Theatre – NT Future by Haworth Tompkins

Public Spaces Built Winner Clapham Old Town by Urban Movement, Marks Barfield and Project Centre

Retail Built Winner Foyles by Lischutz Davidson Sandilands

The Temporary Built Winner The Green Room by Benjamin Marks

Transport and Infrastructure Built Winner: London Public Cycle Repair Infrastructure by Cyclehoop

Transport and Infrastructure Unbuilt Winner The Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studios

Transport and Infrastructure Unbuilt Winner: The Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studios

Source: Arup

Transport and Infrastructure Unbuilt Winner: The Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studios

The winners were announced at an exclusive ceremony at the Guildhall earlier today (7 July).

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  • The Garden Bridge "has the potential to help transform London for the better"! You can't be serious!
    For comparison see Wilkinson Eyre's latest, competition winning scheme for a pedestrian/cycle bridge in Copenhagen. Now there is something that really will help to transform, an already great city, for the better!
    Unlike our own beleagured capital's expensive, environmentally ruinous vanity project! What are the thinking?

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