Tell us which scheme you think should win the coveted AJ120 Building of the Year trophy
We want to hear which stand-out building of 2014 you think should be handed the AJ120 Building of the Year Award on 3 June.
Theatres, schools, health centres and even a distillery and a yacht club are among the varied projects vying for the award.
St John Bosco Art College
The St John Bosco Art College in Croxteth, Liverpool, opened its doors to pupils at the start of the current academic year. A massive shed clad in Kingspan panels the colourful building delivers 15 per cent more area than the traditional Building Bulletin 98 school.
Sitting in the heart of New York’s Lower Manhattan, the Fulton Centre is a transport hub arranged around a central large-scale atrium. The building streamlines connections between eleven subway lines and sees 300,000 passengers each day.
Architect Reiach and Hall
This £1.8 million new Maggie’s centre, which provides ‘emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families’, sits at the north end of the Monklands Hospital site in Airdrie.
Diwan Amiri Quarter
Architect Allies and Morrison
The Diwan Amiri Quarter is the first phase of the Msheireb Heart of Doha Masterplan. The project is a group of three stone-clad public buildings amounting to approximately 150,000m² of development.
Sea Containers House redevelopment
Architect tp bennett
At Sea Containers house on the bank of the Thames tp bennett have refurbished the existing scheme internally and externally. The scheme includes office space, a high-end hotel, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Theatre Royal extension
Focused on the audience’s journey from the ‘street to seat’, Page\Park’s transformation of the Scottish Opera’s Theatre Royal in Glasgow has provided a new dramatic extension linked to the building’s A-listed auditoriium.
Architect Haworth Tompkins
This Stirling Prize-winning project replaced a much-loved institution in the city. The original Everyman Theatre opened in 1964 in the shell of a nineteenth century chapel, but the building was in a state of disrepair and Haworth Tompkins’ scheme saw it pulled down and replaced in a nine-year-long project.
Architect Foster + Partners
Forming the centrepiece of Monaco’s remodelled harbour, the building is designed as a ‘celebration of sailing’ with large deck-like terrace that face the seafront. The scheme includes shops and public spaces at harbour level, while also housing the area’s rowing club and sailing school.
Hanham Hall housing
Architect HTA Design
This scheme of 185 new homes was the first site in the government’s Carbon Challenge initiative. Set in the grounds of a former hospital the development also features green spaces, allotments, a restaurant, nursery, community hall, cafe, and offices.
Architect Archial NORR
This new distillery for the Chivas Brothers is part of a wave of new distilleries being built to meet the rising global demand for Scotch Whisky. Built on the site of the former Imperial distillery, the scheme incorporates the latest heat recovery technology.
Leventis Art Gallery and Apartments
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
This art gallery-cum apartment tower in Nicosia, Cyprus is arranged around three sides of a plaza with the gallery occupying the three storey podium and appartments in the tower. Each apartment occupies an entire floor of the tower with balconies facing south, west and, interspersed with bays, north to the mountains.
Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Burntwood School, a large 2,000-pupil all-girl school with more than 200 staff in Wandsworth, is one of the final buildings procured through the BSF programme. The scheme consists of four teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and performing arts building.
The AJ120 awards take place on 3 June at The Pavilion at the Tower of London.