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Seven SE1 buildings win RIBA London awards

A theatre, a farm, a jewellery workshop and two primary schools are among the seven recently completed buildings in SE1 to win RIBA London awards for architecture.

Seven SE1 buildings win RIBA London awards
53 Great Suffolk Street (photo: Tim Crocker)
Seven SE1 buildings win RIBA London awards
Charles Dickens Primary School (photo: Tim Crocker)

The seven SE1 buildings that won awards on Tuesday night were:

53 Great Suffolk Street (Hawkins\Brown)

Judges praised "the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse".

Alex Monroe Workshop in Tower Bridge Road (DSDHA)

Described as "a successful collaboration between an enlightened client and very skilful architect," this building was opened by the Princess Royal in 2017.

The Bridge Theatre at One Tower Bridge (Haworth Tompkins)

The jury described the project as "a collaboration of experts who inventively resolved obstacles to produce a successful intimate new theatre" next to Potters Fields Park.

Charles Dickens Primary School (Maccreanor Lavington)

Judges concluded that "the design team and head teacher had a great working relationship and worked closely with each other to deliver the best improvements for the school".

Grange Primary School (Maccreanor Lavington)

This 8 million council-led project created "a series of characterful pavilions on the street front, providing a dramatic public presence"

Oasis Farm Waterloo (Feilden Fowles Architects)

The citation says that "the barn borrows the typology of agricultural architecture and mixes it with CNC components to create a delightful building that can be used in multiple ways".

Weston Street (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris)

This scheme was praised for its "sense of fun" and use of split levels.

The 61 winning London buildings will now be in the running for coveted RIBA National Awards which will be announced on 21 June.

"London has perhaps the highest concentration of design talent found anywhere in the world," said RIBA London director Dian Small.

"It is that concentration of diverse talent, skills, and exchange of ideas that makes London such an exciting and challenging place to work in the field of architecture.

"It's testament to the drive and passion of our members that again, we have seen the largest ever number of schemes shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards.

"Our members are building more and better buildings than ever before; constantly enhancing the landscape and skyline of our region."

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