Daring interventions at historic V&A and Royal Academy of Music sites win top honors at RIBA London Awards | News

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RIBA London Building of the Year Award: Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A. Photo: Hufton+Crow.

RIBA London Building of the Year Award: Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A. Photo: Hufton+Crow.

61 buildings of all shapes, sizes, and budgets have been honored with a 2018 RIBA London Awardbestowed annually for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The winning projects were selected from a shortlist of 93 buildings with 208 initial entries.

Top honors, the RIBA London Building of the Year Award, went to two outstanding projects: the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A as well as the Royal Academy of Music, Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects.

Find the complete list of winners and a selection of images below.


RIBA London Building of the Year Award: Royal Academy of Music, Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects. Photo: Adam Scott.

RIBA London Building of the Year Award: Royal Academy of Music, Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects. Photo: Adam Scott.


RIBA London Small Project Award: Red House by 31/44 Architects. Photo: Rory Gardiner.

RIBA London Small Project Award: Red House by 31/44 Architects. Photo: Rory Gardiner.

  • 15 Clerkenwell Close by Amin Taha + Groupwork 
  • 25 Savile Row by Piercy&Company 
  • 53 Great Suffolk Street by HawkinsBrown 
  • 70 Wilson by Astudio Ltd 
  • Abell and Cleland by DSDHA with EPR Architects (Delivery Architect)

RIBA London Client of the Year Award: Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave.

RIBA London Client of the Year Award: Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave.


RIBA London Sustainability Award: The Sekforde by Chris Dyson Architects. Photo: Peter Landers.

RIBA London Sustainability Award: The Sekforde by Chris Dyson Architects. Photo: Peter Landers.

  • Alex Monroe Workshop by DSDHA 
  • Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave
  • Bethnal Green Memorial by Arboreal Architecture 
  • Black Stone Buildings by 6a architects 
  • Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners

RIBA London Conservation Award: Turner’s House by Butler Hegarty Architects. Photo: Anne Purkiss.

RIBA London Conservation Award: Turner’s House by Butler Hegarty Architects. Photo: Anne Purkiss.


Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners. Photo: Nigel Young.

Bloomberg, London by Foster + Partners. Photo: Nigel Young.

  • Brentford Lock West Block E by Mae with White Ink Architects & Claude Maguire 
  • Bridge Theatre by Haworth Tompkins 
  • Caroline Place by Amin Taha + Groupwork 
  • Central Parade by Gort Scott
  • Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown 

The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Photo: John Safa.

The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Photo: John Safa.


Riverlight by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with EPR Architects. Photo: Anthony Coleman.

Riverlight by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with EPR Architects. Photo: Anthony Coleman.

  • Charles Dickens School by Maccreanor Lavington 
  • Dartmouth Park House by AY Architects 
  • De Beauvoir Block by Henley Halebrown 
  • Faraday House by dRMM with Simpson Haugh 
  • Fitzrovia House by Carmody Groarke

25 Savile Row by Piercy&Company. Photo: Nick Hufton (Hufton+Crow).

25 Savile Row by Piercy&Company. Photo: Nick Hufton (Hufton+Crow).


Faraday House by dRMM with Simpson Haugh. Photo: Andy Stagg.

Faraday House by dRMM with Simpson Haugh. Photo: Andy Stagg.

  • Gasholder Park by Bell Phillips Architects 
  • Gasholders London by Wilkinson Eyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design 
  • Gin Distillery by Open Practice Architecture 
  • Grange Primary School by Maccreanor Lavington 
  • Hackney Town Hall by HawkinsBrown 

Gasholder Park by Bell Phillips Architects. Photo: John Sturrock.

Gasholder Park by Bell Phillips Architects. Photo: John Sturrock.


Hackney Town Hall by HawkinsBrown. Photo: Siobhan Doran.

Hackney Town Hall by HawkinsBrown. Photo: Siobhan Doran.

  • Hazelhurst Court by Levitt Bernstein 
  • Ivydale Primary School by HawkinsBrown 
  • Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 and 2 by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown 
  • Kingsgate Primary Lower School by Maccreanor Lavington Architects
  • Knox Bhavan Studio by Knox Bhavan Architects
  • Marlborough Primary School by Dixon Jones 
  • No1 New Oxford Street by Orms 

University of Roehampton Library by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Photo: Hufton+Crow.

University of Roehampton Library by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Photo: Hufton+Crow.


The Makers House by Liddicoat & Goldhill. Photo: Simon Watson for House & Garden.

The Makers House by Liddicoat & Goldhill. Photo: Simon Watson for House & Garden.

  • R7, Kings Cross by Duggan Morris Architects with Weedon Architects 
  • Red House by 31/44 Architects 
  • Riverlight by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with EPR Architects 
  • Royal Academy of Music – The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Recital Hall by Ian Ritchie Architects Limited 
  • Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1 by Maccreanor Lavington with detailed design by RMA Architects 
  • Salters Hall by De Metz Forbes Knight Architects 
  • Sandringham Central at Sandringham Primary School by Walters & Cohen Architects 

Sutherland Road by Levitt Bernstein. Photo: Tim Crocker.

Sutherland Road by Levitt Bernstein. Photo: Tim Crocker.


Shaftesbury Theatre by Bennetts Associates. Photo: Peter Cook.

Shaftesbury Theatre by Bennetts Associates. Photo: Peter Cook.

  • Shaftesbury Theatre by Bennetts Associates
  • South Gardens by Maccreanor Lavington 
  • St Augustines Church by Roz Barr Architects 
  • St James Market by Make Architects 
  • Streatham and Clapham High School – Phase One and Two by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture 
  • Sutherland Road by Levitt Bernstein 
  • The Bourne Estate by Matthew Lloyd Architects

R7, Kings Cross by Duggan Morris Architects. Photo: Jack Hobhouse.

R7, Kings Cross by Duggan Morris Architects. Photo: Jack Hobhouse.


Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 and 2 by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown. Photo: Peter Landers.

Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 and 2 by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown. Photo: Peter Landers.

  • The Department Store by Squire and Partners 
  • The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners 
  • The Makers House by Liddicoat & Goldhill 
  • The Sekforde by Chris Dyson Architects
  • Turner’s House by Butler Hegarty Architects  
  • University of Roehampton Library by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Upper Richmond Road by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 

Caroline Place by Amin Taha + Groupwork. Photo: Tim Soar.

Caroline Place by Amin Taha + Groupwork. Photo: Tim Soar.


Alex Monroe Workshop by DSDHA. Photo: Luca Miserocchi.

Alex Monroe Workshop by DSDHA. Photo: Luca Miserocchi.

  • VEX by Chance de Silva & Scanner 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Members’ Room by Carmody Groarke 
  • Victoria Hall King’s Cross by Stanton Williams 
  • Walthamstow Wetlands by Witherford Watson Mann Architects 
  • Waterloo Community Farm by Feilden Fowles Architects 
  • Weston Street by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 
  • White Collar Factory by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

All winning buildings now have a chance at claiming also RIBA National Awards, to be announced here on June 21.





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