The industry celebrated the second AJ Architecture Awards last night – an event compèred by actor Sally Phillips and featuring Max Fordham’s in-house band Public M + E
Twenty-three awards were given out at the exclusive gala dinner at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The biggest prize of the night, the Design of the Year, went to MUMA’s Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery which was described as a ‘perfect balance of social and environmental sustainability’.
Ahead of the awards, the prize juries made 146 building visits in their search for the best new architecture in the country, looking at a wide range of projects ranging from community schemes and cultural projects to tall buildings and design in the workplace.
The 59 judges included architects Amin Taha, Roz Barr, Mary Duggan, Biba Dow, Carl Turner and Eva Jiřičná as well as developer Crispin Kelly.