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Shortlist Announced for 2016 RIBA London Awards

06:00 - 10 March, 2016
Shortlist Announced for 2016 RIBA London Awards, Gasholder Park / Bell Phillips Architects. Image © John Sturrock
Gasholder Park / Bell Phillips Architects. Image © John Sturrock

A total of 68 buildings have been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA London Awards, including projects from John McAslan + PartnersdRMM Architects, Níall McLaughlin Architects, Eric Parry Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour. All shortlisted buildings will now be visited and carefully assessed by one of four regional juries, and regional winners will be considered for a RIBA National Award. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize - given to the UK's best building of this year - will be composed of the winners of the RIBA National Award. 

See a complete list of shortlisted buildings after the break.

Essex University Extension / Patel Taylor

02:00 - 5 February, 2016
Essex University Extension / Patel Taylor, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +28

Eastside City Park / Patel Taylor

13:00 - 19 December, 2015
Eastside City Park / Patel Taylor, © Peter Cook
© Peter Cook
  • Architects

  • Location

    Curzon St, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Patel Taylor, Allain Provost
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Cook © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar +18

London's Shell Centre Awarded Planning Permission

00:00 - 9 June, 2014
London's Shell Centre Awarded Planning Permission, Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups
Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups

The £1.2 billion Shell Centre development in London, masterplanned by Squire & Partners, has been awarded planning permission after being called in for review by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. Featuring 8 towers of up to 37 storeys which will sit alongside the existing 27-storey Shell Tower, the scheme was granted permission by the local council last year but was called in for review over fears that it could threaten the UNESCO Heritage status of the area around Westminster.

However, despite being awarded planning once again, opponents of the scheme have said they will continue to fight it, and have threatened to mount a judicial review of the scheme.

Read on after the break for more on the controversy

Building 1 – office use; Squire and Partners. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups Building 6 & 7 – residential use; GRID Architecture. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups The public square; Townshend Landscape Architects. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups Building 5 – residential use; Stanton Williams. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups +8