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Tooley Street Skyroom, council HQ and H10 hotel up for architecture awards

London SE1 website team

A rooftop pavilion in Tooley Street, the headquarters of Southwark Council and the H10 London Waterloo hotel at St George's Circus have been shortlisted for awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Skyroom has a cantilevered balcony overhanging the Tooley Street pavement
160 Tooley Street
The retained frontages at 160 Tooley Street mask a modern building to the rear
H10 London Waterloo
H10 London Waterloo is the first London hotel opened by the Spanish chain

The three SE1 buildings are among 55 projects across the capital shortlisted for RIBA London awards which will be announced next month.

Skyroom – a rooftop events space – was unveiled above Magdalen House in Tooley Street last September during the London Design Festival.

The lightweight structure, designed by David Kohn Architects, was commissioned by flamboyant local developer Roger Zogolovich in collaboration with the Architecture Foundation.

Before Christmas Skyroom was opened to the public as the Skybar pop-up bar for eight nights.

This week Southwark Council granted permission for Skyroom to remain on the Tooley Street skyline for a further 12 months.

Also on the RIBA shortlist is 160 Tooley Street, the building which serves as Southwark Council's principal office.

Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the council moved in to the building in 2009.

The third SE1 building on the shortlist is the H10 London Waterloo hotel near St George's Circus.

The distinctive brick building designed by Maccreanor Lavington has 178 rooms and opened its doors to guests in March 2010.

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