A hospital, a school, a theatre and a dance studio have all been shortlisted for a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Evelina Children's Hospital
All 61 buildings will be visited during April by a jury and winning London buildings will be announced at the RIBA awards dinner to be held at the London Hilton on 23 June.
"Every year it gets harder to win an RIBA Award and London continues to set the benchmark against which the whole of the RIBA Awards are judged," says Tony Chapman of RIBA. "Judging of the 139 entries in 2006 involves 36 architects and non-architects. Their dedication and skill help to make these the most rigorously judged architectural awards in the UK, probably in the world."
The £60 million Evelina Children's Hospital, by Hopkins Architects, opened in November 2005 on the St Thomas' Hospital campus.
The Siobhan Davies Studios (by Sarah Wigglesworth) opened this spring in the former Charlotte Sharman School annexe in St George's Road.