More than 200 architects, clients, developers and engineers came together to celebrate the winners of the AJ Small Projects Awards last week
The crowd at the Building Centre saw the annual prize awarded to three winners for the first time in the award’s 21 year history.
An extension to a house in Harrogate by Doma Architects, a kinetic shelter by Bartlett student Charlie Redman and a timber wildlife cabin in Bristol by Hugh Strange Architects were crowned the best schemes built for less than £250,000.
Each of the 25 finalists presented to the jury – which included ex-AJ editor Rory Olcayto, architect and developer Roger Zogolovitch, architect Sally Lewis, John Boxall of Jackson Coles, outgoing RIBA head of awards Tony Chapman, and Gianfranco Apicella from competition sponsor Marley Eternit – in what has become known as the as the AJ Small Projects ‘speed crit’.
The judges praised the winning schemes for portraying an architecture of disruption.
The AJ Small Projects Awards have been sponsored by Marley Eternit for six years running.
Last year the accolade was picked up by Carmody Groarke’s temporary Maggie’s Centre at Clatterbridge.