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Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA London Awards

05:00 - 6 March, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA London Awards, Shortlisted: Great James Street / Emrys Architects. Image © Alan Williams
Shortlisted: Great James Street / Emrys Architects. Image © Alan Williams

A total of 68 buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA London 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by AHMM, dRMM, John McAslan + Partners and Grimshaw, to Níall McLaughlin Architects, Eric Parry Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour. Winning projects from last year included three Stirling Prize shortlisted projects, as well as another by Haworth Tompkins who ultimately took the prize in 2014 for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Ben Blossom © Jack Hobhouse + 69

Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow, 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen
'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled three proposals to redevelop Heathrow Airport into 'Heathrow City,' a new town occupying the site that according to one study "could provide 90,000 jobs and 80,000 homes" in West London. Developed in parallel with Foster + Partners' proposal to create a new airport in the Thames Estuary, the three possible designs are part of a plan that Johnson believes will not only improve the capital's aviation capacity, but also the quality of living in the area around the existing Heathrow Airport.

The three proposals, by Rick Mather Architects, Hawkins\Brown and Maccreanor Lavington, all take very different approaches to the brief, which was to create a mixed use residential and commuter town, with a focus on education and technology industries. Find out more about the three different proposals after the break.

'The Transforming City' proposal / Rick Mather Architects. Image © Rick Mather Architects Courtesy of the Mayor of London's Office 'The Transforming City' proposal / Rick Mather Architects. Image © Rick Mather Architects Courtesy of the Mayor of London's Office 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen + 8

Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow, Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner
Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner

London Mayor Boris Johnson has enlisted the help of three architects, Hawkins\Brown, Rick Mather Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects to design a new town on the site of Heathrow Airport. The move is designed to encourage support for Johnson's plan to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary, jokingly dubbed 'Boris Island' by some. If the Estuary Airport were to go ahead it could mean closing Heathrow, currently one of the world's busiest airports, freeing the land up for the new development. You can read more on the story at the Architects' Journal.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Rick Mather + SMBW

01:00 - 16 August, 2011
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Rick Mather + SMBW, © Bilyana Dimitrova Photography
© Bilyana Dimitrova Photography

© Tippy Tippens © Bilyana Dimitrova Photography © Bilyana Dimitrova Photography © Rick Mather Architects + 15