New Ludgate, a new development by Land Securities designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton, has been named as the The City of London Building of the Year 2016.
Images: Left: One New Ludgate by Fletcher Priest Architects © Tim Soar
Right: Two New Ludgate by Sauerbruch Hutton © Jan Bitter
A special Livery Award was created to commend the new Leathersellers’ Hall designed by Eric Parry Architects and the refurbished Livery Hall for the Salters’ Company by dMFK at London Wall Place.
The Building of the Year award was presented at a special Livery dinner, attended by Sir Michael Hopkins, on 12 July at Haberdashers’ Hall.
The shortlist and winner was drawn up and selected by a jury chaired by Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival. The criteria has been to seek out the buildings that support the ambitions of the City of London in delivering a world-class working environment, by evaluating both the quality of the architectural design and the impact the building has had on the city street scene.
Paul Finch said “The judges felt that an area of the City where you would not have wished to walk or linger has been transformed. An eyesore had been removed and a destination created, which through the skillful deployment of colour lifted both the eye and the spirit.”
Organised by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA), the City of London Building of the Year, which allows members of the public to nominate a building of their choice, aims to recognise the extraordinary examples of contemporary architecture to be found in the City.
The Master of the WCCA Peter Murray commented: “The City of London is home to some very fine examples of contemporary architecture. We are keen to support good design and to encourage City businesses to do so in the future.”
Winners of the Special Livery Award
Left: Salters’ Hall by dMFK © Jack Hobhouse
Right: Leathersellers’ Hall by Eric Parry © Dirk Lindner
The City of London Building of the Year Award is supported by sponsors including; Axa Real Estate, British Land, Brookfield, Cushman and Wakefield, Knight Frank, WRBC Development and Wordsearch.
The shortlisted schemes were:
100 Cheapside by Michael Aukkett Architects & EPR Architects
Motel One, 24-26 Minories by Mackay and Partners
70 Mark Lane by Bennetts Associates
St Dunstan’s House, 133-137 Fetter Lane by HLM
Roman House, Wood Street by The Manser Practise
St Bartholomew’s Hospital by HOK
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The Worshipful Architect’s Company
The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects is a modern Livery company. The Company promotes quality architecture in the City of London and the architectural profession globally, it supports education through awards and prizes as well as a range of charities related to the City.
It was granted Livery status in 1988 and ranks ninety-eighth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies.
During 2016 the company’s programme will focus on ‘Rebuilding the City’ looking at change and resilience in the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire.