Supported by the Mayor of London, New London Architecture's annual Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.
A prestigious international jury of architecture and urban design experts, advised by a team of London-based expert assessors, will select winners, both built and unbuilt, in 13 different categories.*
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*Submitters can be based outside London but all submitted projects need to be situated in London.
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1Looking for the best new projects yet to be completed in London from across sectors. These projects will exemplify a future for London that is sustainable, diverse and egalitarian. These prizes will be awarded in this category; small sites (under £10m): large sites (over £10m): and masterplans.
Projects that are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners, young and old, from hospitals and healthcare facilities to housing for an ageing population.
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The restoration and reuse of buildings, across any sector, where efficient use is made of existing fabric and embodied energy: from historic restorations to contemporary insertions and retrofit buildings.
The best examples of individual new homes in small sites across the capital, from one up to five units.
Civic buildings, museums, galleries, theatres, libraries, sports facilities, community hubs and youth centres – projects that put cultural experience at the heart to create better places for local residents and international visitors.
Multi-unit residential projects of any tenure – from social housing to PRS to prime resi, creating exemplary new places for people to live.
Educational establishments of all kinds – nurseries, schools, academies, universities, training centres – where design enhances the learning experience.
Projects that embrace the city as a work in progress, enlivening spaces, places and high streets over a short-term period, while supporting long-term ambitions.
Buildings with a complementary mix of work-live-play, designed holistically to meet the needs of a number of different activities and communities.
Transport projects and related architecture that improve the experience of travelling around the city and infrastructure projects which through the transport of water, waste or energy, help London work more efficiently and sustainably.
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New or rediscovered public spaces; parts of London that have been given new life through improvements to streets, squares, playgrounds, water spaces or parks.
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Masterplans and area-wide regeneration strategies that create entire new parts of the city.
Hotels, restaurants and bars, markets and shops that welcome guests and enhance the leisure offers and hospitality experience for visitors and Londoners alike.
From office buildings and interiors to co-working hubs and affordable workspaces for making and manufacturing – new projects that create inspiring working environments.
Supported by the Mayor of London
The Mayor’s Prize in 2021 will celebrate projects that provide lessons for the role that high streets can play in London’s recovery from the pandemic and its social and economic impacts. It will highlight exemplary projects and initiatives that can guide and inform the London Recovery Board’s mission objective to ‘deliver enhanced public spaces and exciting new uses for underused high street buildings in every Borough by 2025, working with London's diverse communities’. It will celebrate work that imbeds the principles set out in the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design ‘High Streets & Town Centres: Adaptive Strategies’ guidance
Celebrating community-driven design and collaboration, the Community Prize will be awarded to the scheme that demonstrates the most positive and meaningful impact on the place where it is located. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplary in their response to the social context, contributing to a sense of local identity and helping communities to thrive.
Recognising the most sustainable projects in the capital, the Environmental Prize will be awarded to the scheme that shows design strategies that minimise environmental impact as well as an efficient use of materials, a low carbon footprint and innovation. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable net-zero city.
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Projects that put wellbeing at the heart of the design, this prize will be awarded to the scheme that best shows how design approaches that consider key spatial conditions – such as the quality of air, water, light and comfort – can aid mental and physical wellbeing of the people that live or work in them. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in finding ways to create spaces which make people feel better when they inhabit them.
In association with the London Festival of Architecture
During the London Festival of Architecture, Londoners are invited to vote for their favourite project from the 2020 shortlist. The project with the most votes will be awarded with the People’s Choice Award.
The New Londoner of the Year Awards celebrates the person who New London Architecture feels has had the most significant impact in shaping the vision of New London, making a positive contribution to the city, and furthering discourse around the future of the London and the built environment industry, whether that is working on a community-led project or leading on significant developments across London.
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