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