Twenty-three AJ Architecture Awards were given out at a special celebration ceremony hosted by actor Sally Phillips
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’.
The scheme, which was shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize, was also named the Community & Faith Project of the Year.
Collective, which is run as an employee-owned trust, was hailed for its reputation for ‘forging high-quality and socially conscious architecture’.
The judges said the practice had ‘demonstrated very successfully what amazing results are to be had with a thoroughgoing, committed and collaborative approach’.
The editor’s choice, as selected by the AJ’s Emily Booth, was given to the Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 & 2 by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown.
The 380-home scheme in Clissold Park, Hackney, was praised as an ‘outstanding project on many fronts’ and for setting ‘the bar for estate regeneration’.
Other winners included this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize victor, Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg London, in the workplace of the year (above 20,000m²) category, and Lochside House by Haysom Ward Miller in the house of the year section.
The off-grid home in the West Highlands was also chosen by the RIBA as its House of the Year 2018.
The 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, Eva Jiřičná, and developer Crispin Kelly.
The AJ Architecture Awards were held at an exclusive gala dinner on 4 December in the Roundhouse, north London.
Winners in full
- Design of the Year Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery by MUMA
- Editor’s Choice Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 & 2 by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown
- Architect of the Year Collective Architecture
- Community & Faith Project of the Year Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery by MUMA
- Cultural Project of the Year Liverpool’s Royal Court Phase 3 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year Maggie’s Oldham by dRMM
- Heritage Project of the Year The Borders Distillery by Gray Macpherson Architects
- Higher Education Project of the Year Royal Academy of Music: Theatre and New Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects
- House of the Year Lochside House by Haysom Ward Miller
- Housing Project of the Year (up to £10 million) St John’s Almshouses by KKE Architects
- Housing Project of the Year (above £10 million) Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 & 2 by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown
- Infrastructure Project of the Year Ordsall Chord by BDP
- Landscape Project of the Year Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park by Ares Landscape Architects
- Leisure Project of the Year Sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde by Reiach and Hall Architects
- Masterplan of the Year Croydon Smaller Sites Programme by Brick by Brick
- Mixed-use Project of the Year Television Centre by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Project of the Year (under £250k) Woodland Classrooms, Belvue School by Studio Weave
- Public Building of the Year Barmulloch Residents Centre by Collective Architecture
- Refurb of the Year (up to £20 million) 25 Savile Row by Piercy & Company
- Refurb of the Year (above £20 million) Southbank Centre by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- School Project of the Year Marlborough Primary School by Dixon Jones
- Workplace of the Year (up to 20,000m²) Albert Works by Cartwright Pickard
- Workplace of the Year (above 20,000m²) Bloomberg European Headquarters, London by Foster + Partners