New London Architecture

New London 2016/2017

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Recognising the very best new architecture, planning and development from across London, this book provides a snapshot of 136 projects both recently completed and due to be built.

Detailing the winning and shortlisted schemes of NLA’s sixth annual awards, exemplary developments across the capital in all sectors of London’s built environment are showcased — ranging from Housing to Offices, Education to Transport & Infrastructure, and Public Spaces to Masterplans & Area Strategies — all selected by a prestigious international jury advised by London-based experts for having both the highest design quality and most positive social and economic impact for London.

Excerpt from the introduction

The New London Awards were launched in 2010 by New London Architecture (NLA) to celebrate the capital’s best new projects, and are the only London-wide awards to recognise both recently completed projects and those on the drawing board across all sectors of the built environment.

A team of London-based expert assessors advised our international jury on each sector, selecting projects that were of the highest architectural and design quality, and that also had a positive impact on their surroundings and London as a whole. This year, three additional accolades have been drawn from submissions across all categories: the Mayor’s Prize, celebrating the project that best creatively contributes to the capital’s economy; the Ashden Prize, recognising the best in efficient energy use; and the People’s Choice, an award voted for by Londoners. 

The idea of inviting international jurors, supported by expert local colleagues, was not only to obtain an objective viewpoint but also to ensure that the projects presented compared well with overseas standards. In spite of their very different experiences, the members of the jury were more often than not unanimous in their selection of winning projects.The panel’s ability to comment from their experiences in Paris, NewYork, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, as well as London, provided a fascinating discussion around the delivery of high-quality, sustainable architecture and urban environment. 


The selection process
With national and international juries.

Foreword and Special Prizes
Foreword by Peter Murray, Curator-in-chief and special prizes including New Londoner of the Year, Overall Winner, Ashden Prize, Mayor's Prize and People's Choice

A selection of the best newly completed and upcoming projects in the capital, chosen for their architectural quality and wider contribution to London’s built environment in the following categories:
  • Conservation & Retrofit
  • Culture & Community
  • Education
  • Homes
  • Hotels
  • Housing
  • Masterplans & Area Strategies
  • Mixed-Use
  • Office Buildings
  • Office Interiors
  • Public Spaces
  • Retail & Restaurants
  • The Temporary
  • Transport & Infrastructure
  • Wellbeing

Publication details

Published July 2016
144 Pages
ISBN 978-0-9927189-8-5

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