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.
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."
You can discover all 51 project winners, here.
- 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
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