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Zaha Hadid Named "New Londoner of the Year"

Zaha Hadid Named "New Londoner of the Year"
Zaha Hadid Named "New Londoner of the Year", London's dense center. Image Courtesy of NLA
London's dense center. Image Courtesy of NLA

New London Architecture (NLA) has named the winners of this years New London Awards, celebrating the best projects and architects shaping London today. Taking home top honors, Zaha Hadid was crowned "New Londoner of the Year" for her influential work, both in the UK and abroad. The jury commended Hadid for "her role as a champion of design to both the government and the general public alike," citing her success with the London Aquatic Center and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Out of the 51 projects awarded, Pringle Richards Sharratt's Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton was named London's best new building. The Grade II listed structure, which had been on the English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register since 1992, was restored as a new home for BCA’s extensive archives, serving as an exemplar for preservation and reuse

Black Cultural Archives. Image © Pringle Richards Sharratt
Black Cultural Archives. Image © Pringle Richards Sharratt

Another noteworthy winner is the Garden Bridge by Heatherwick studio, which was crowned "the best forthcoming scheme in the Transport & Infrastructure category." The controversial project is being "celebrated for providing the potential to help transform London for the better; and is arguably the most discussed future project in the capital."

The Garden Bridge / Heatherwick studio. Image © Arup
The Garden Bridge / Heatherwick studio. Image © Arup

You can discover all 51 project winners, here.  

2015 Jury:

  • Dominique Alba – Director, Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme
  • David J Burney – Professor of Planning and Placemaking, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, New York City
  • Riccardo Marini – Senior Consultant, Gehl Architects
  • Peter Murray – Chairman, NLA
  • Monica von Schmalensee – CEO/VD, Partner, White
  • Debbie Whitfield – Director, NLA

News via NLA

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Zaha Hadid Named "New Londoner of the Year"" 08 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769937/zaha-hadid-and-black-cultural-archives-take-top-honors-at-new-london-awards/> ISSN 0719-8884
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