The New London Awards are London’s annual celebration of the best architecture, planning and construction in the capital. This year, over 150 projects across 15 categories of the built environment were shortlisted for their high-quality design and exemplar contribution to placemaking.
The shortlisted and winning projects presented in this book were selected by a prestigious international jury for their contribution to improve the social, cultural and economic character of places across the capital.
Excerpt from the introduction
The success of London Bridge Station, this year overall winner, highlights some of the key issues that are embedded in the assessors’ briefs for the New London Awards. This is not just a beauty parade of elegant forms - although aesthetic quality is a key consideration, our winners have to illustrate a wider contribution to the environmental, social and economic quality of the capital. This new station permits huge improvements in the efficiency of travel, enhances the quality of millions of daily lives and creates spaces that uplift the travellers’ spirits. Those delivering the new station had to operate within the constraints of an operating station, an historic building and a complex local environment. The end result nicely marries the old with the new - it is a quintessentially London building.
The Awards do of course highlight a few winners, but this book celebrates the depth and breadth of the quality of new buildings that is going on in the capital today. The Mayor Sadiq Khan’s key environmental strategy embedded in the new London Plan - Good Growth by Design - similarly promotes the essential ubiquity of design as a key component of city making.
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, Mayor's Prize, Sustainability and the 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
- Hotels & Hospitality
- Masterplans & Area Strategies
- Public Spaces
- Transport & Infrastructure
Published July 2018