Tuesday, 8 February 2011

New City Architecture Awards for 2010

The weather being half way decent, those selected by the Court of the Company will tomorrow set out for their annual look at the entries for the New City Architecture Awards for the year 2010. Buildings and public works projects qualifying for consideration are those completed free of planing conditions in the qualifying year (the 12 month period up to the end of September 2010). Entries are judged for their contribution to the streetscape and skyscape of the City.

In no particular order those being considered this year are as follows (where available, images are included):

 The relocation and restoration of the St Lawrence Jewry Drinking Fountain at the eastern end of Carter Lane Gardens by The Street Scene Team at the City of London Corporation with Architects: Freeland Rees Roberts.

 Street Scene Enhancements at St Mary-le-Bow Churchyard by The Street Scene Team at the City of London Corporation

 29-33 King Street- new offices behind a listed facade by EPR Architects
 Broadgate Tower, 201 Bishopsgate office development by SOM Architects
 The Writers, Spitalfields (120 Middlesex Street and 12-18 Artillery Lane) - a residential and reatil development by ORMS Architecture Design.
The St Botolph Building at the junction of Aldgate, St Botolph Street and Houndsditch - new offices by Grimshaw Architects LLP

155 Fenchurch Street - new office development by Darling Associates

New Court, an office development in St Swithins Lane by OMA

 The Walbrook - new office and retail development at Walbrook and Cannon Street by Foster and Partners

(below) Drapers Gardens - Throgmorton Avenue - new office development by Foggo Associates                               
Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane - new office building by David Walker Architects

 Also under consideration - Princes House, 94-95 Gresham Street and Bartlett House, 9-12 Basinghall Street - redevelopment behind listed facade to provide retailand office accommodation.

Please feel free to post any comments you may have on the merits or otherwise of the buildings being considered. No guarantees are given that the assessors will take the slightest notice but you never know.

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