Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has hosted awards for exemplary buildings across the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. This year, 83 projects have been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards from a list of 200 entrants.
Each project will be visited by one of five London juries during the month of April. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 20th at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London. News of the shortlist follows on from similar selections by RIBA South West, RIBA East, and RIBA North East.
Scroll down to see a complete list of the shortlisted architectural works, and find out more information on the official website here.
168 Upper Street / Groupwork
1A Earl’s Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects
34 Weymouth Mews / Morrow + Lorraine
4 Pancras Square / Eric Parry Architects
6 Broadway Market Mews / Delvendahl Martin Architects
Albion Works / Chris Dyson Architects
Alexandra Palace / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Alleyn’s School Lower School / Tim Ronalds Architects
Alwyne Place / Mitzman Architects
Apartment at St Thomas Church / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Battersea Arts Centre / Haworth Tompkins
Beak Street / Stiff + Trevillion
Bethnal Green Mission Church / Gatti Routh Rhodes Architects
Blue Mountain School / 6a Architects
Boiler House / Studio Egret West
Boutique Office in Paddington / Edward Williams Architects
The Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM) by Kengo Kuma and Associates will open in June 2019, situated in Eskişehir, a university town in the northwest of Turkey. The OMM will feature an internationally significant collection of modern and contemporary art, showcased within a scheme designed by the architect behind the recently-completed V&A Dundee.
The 4,500-square-meter scheme is defined by a distinctive stacked timber design, drawing inspiration from Odunpazari’s traditional Ottoman wooden cantilevered houses that are synonymous with the district, and pays homage to the town’s history as a thriving wood market. Along with several other city museums in the surrounding area, OMM will create a museum square and public meeting place in the town.
Split over three levels, the scheme entices visitors on a journey through a variety of exhibition spaces, with large spaces on the ground level echoing the rhythm and scale of the urban context, and smaller rooms on the upper floors housing smaller-scale works. At the center, a skylit atrium allows natural light to permeate the building.
At the heart of this project was a desire to create a link between people and art. We wanted the building to carry the history and memory of the town, to resonate both on a human scale and with the unique streetscape of Odunpazari, which passing through is a special experience in itself. We very much look forward to seeing the public enjoy and interact with the building.
-Yuki Ikeguchi (Partner) / Kengo Kuma (Founder), Kengo Kuma and Associates