City of London Building of the Year winner announced

The winning project of this year’s City of London Building of the Year award has been revealed at a special livery dinner on Tuesday, 12 July, at Haberdashers’ Hall.

New Ludgate, designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton, was named The City of London Building of the Year for 2016.

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 by London Wall Place.

The Master of the organisers Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (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.”

The shortlist and winner was drawn up and selected by a jury chaired by Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival. He commented:

“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.”

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.

The shortlisted schemes were:

  • 100 Cheapside by Michael Aukett 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