The Architect’s Journal has announced the shortlist for its coveted AJ100 Building of the Year award – with four new London landmarks vying for the prize.
West London’s Television Centre project, headed up by practice Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), tops the shortlist for the award. The gargantuan adaptive reuse of the BBC’s landmarked former HQ has transformed it into a residential complex with restaurants, cafe and a new Soho House at the heart.
Grimshaw Architects’ redevelopment of London Bridge Station, which features a ribboned roof made from 1,200 prefab cassettes, and Feilden Clegg Bradley’s two-year-long refurbishment of the Southbank Centre (including the Purcell Rooms and Queen Elizabeth Hall) have also been nominated.
Rounding off the London offerings is the recently reopened Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery – Sir John Soane’s country mansion, which has been restored as a gallery by practice Jestico + Whiles.
Also on the seven-building shortlist is Harvard University’s Richard A and Susan F Smith Campus Centre by Hopkins Architects; Manchester’s 20-storey glass tower No 1 Spinningfields by SimpsonHaugh and Partners; and the University of Oxford’s Beecroft Building by Hawkins\Brown.
The winner of the annual prize will be announced on 19 June.
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