Nine buildings win RIBA London Awards in Southwark and beyond

Katherine Johnston (31 August, 2021)

'The shortlisted projects were of exceptional quality and generated much debate'

4751095 Peckham Road (c) Morley von Sternberg

Nine spectacular buildings in south-east London have won coveted accolades from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

They are among the 46 shortlisted in the capital for RIBA London Awards. The overall winner was the England National Ballet by Glenn Howells Architects, which took home RIBA London Building of the Year. 

Regional jury chair, Alfonso Padro, said of this year’s Award winners: “The shortlisted projects were of exceptional quality and generated much debate amongst the expert panellists which in part focused upon sustainability and looking ahead to the creation of local community cohesion.

“The challenges of the past year required the judging panel to be creative with their deliberations and entailed several meetings to ensure projects were debated thoroughly and fairly. This is testament to the judging panel’s commitment to the process and to showcasing the UK’s best talent on a global stage.”


This year’s architectural triumphs in south-east London

95 Peckham Road, designed by Peter Barber Architects. The design for the block of 33 homes was influenced by tenement buildings of old. 

(c) Morley von Sternberg

Corner House by 31/34 Architects is a ‘contemporary twist’ on the Victorian terrace in Peckham.

The Corner House (c) Rory Gardiner

Blackfriars Circus, by Maccreanor Lavington, uses a mix of brick styles that aim to connect the new buildings with the area’s historic warehouses and ‘repair the historic form of the circus and introduce a new landmark’ with the 28-storey tower.

(c) Tim Crocker

Energy Hub by Morris+Company. Based in Heygate Street, the energy plant includes community space and has a sculptural design.

(c) Jack Hobhouse

House-Within-a-House in Brockley. Architects alma-nac reimagined a 1950s home sandwiched in a Victorian terrace.

(c) Jack Hobhouse

Mountview, by Turner Works, is the lauded new home for the prestigious and now Peckham-based performing arts school. 

(c) Tim Crocker

The Officers’ House by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. 34 flats and shops have been created from these dilapidated former barracks in Woolwich.

(c) Timothy Soar

The Rye Apartments, London by Tikari Works, are opposite Peckham Rye Park and designed to provide shelter from the busy main road while providing maximum daylight inside.

Credit: Jack Hobhouse

Chapel by Craftworks is a stunning family home created from a derelict church in Camberwell. 

(c) Edmund Sumner


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