People's Choice Awards for Architecture

Voting closes on 30 June

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Westminster is home to some of the country's most famous buildings, landmarks and attractions. To recognise this, we've launched the People's Choice Awards for Architecture. Review the nominees below and take 30 seconds to vote on your favourite design.

 

The Nominees

28 South Molton Street, Mayfair

28 South Molton Street Building credit DSDHA

Designer: DSDHA

Completion: 2012

The 6-storey building replaces a former pub with a high quality commercial building. It houses the brand new headquarters and the flagship store of Bosideng, China’s largest retailer.

10 Hills Place, off Oxford Street

10 Hills Place Credit AL_A

Designer: Amanda Levete Architects

Completion: 2009

This building fronts office and retail space. It responds to the lack of daylight in the surrounding narrow streets with large, glazed panels that are angled skyward, to channel natural light into the office space.

Reiss HQ, Marylebone

Reiss Headquarters, credit Squire and Partners

Designer: Squire & Partners

Completion: 2008

The façade of this building is a veil of acrylic glass sheets, coupled with LED strip lights. It resembles a bar code viewed straight on, but transforms into a shimmering curtain of silk from the side. This building is home to the Reiss head offices and retail space.

One Eagle Place, Piccadilly

One Eagle Place, credit Eric Parry Architects

Designer: Eric Parry Architects

Completion: 2013

The buildings are home to 6 storeys of office, residential and retail space. The project took place in 2 conservation areas with both conserved and new façades.

Peabody Avenue, Pimlico

Peabody Avenue, credit Haworth Tompkins

Designer: Haworth Tompkins' architects

Completion: 2011

This residential block finishes the southern end of Peabody Avenue, which was left incomplete after war-time bombing. The new 5 storey, L-shaped block provides a focal point for the avenue and contains 55 new flats.

Riverwalk, Millbank

The Riverwalk Building, credit Stanton Williams

Designer: Stanton Williams

Completion: 2016

This residential building mirrors the curves of the river it looks out over. Light and space are key features of the building, which is formed of curved bands of limestone, with bronze coloured metal and glass bands that form windows and balconies.

Saw Hock Student Centre, Aldwych

Saw Swee Hock Centre, credit O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Designer: O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects

Completion: 2013

This multifunctional building is home to a large music venue, pub, learning cafe, union offices, prayer centre, dance studio, careers library and gym. The striking red brick building has been likened to origami.

St. James’s Market, Regent Street

St James Market, credit Make Architects

Designer: Make Architects

Completion: 2016

The mixed-use redevelopment replaces poor quality shops and neglected back streets with offices, luxury retail and 7 new restaurants centred on a reinvigorated public square.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, credit Eric Parry Architects

Designer: Eric Parry Architects

Completion: 2007

The renewal of St. Martin-in- the-Fields modernised the existing facilities and replaces what was once a series of Victorian burial vaults.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Kensington Gardens

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, credit Zaha Hadid

Designer: Zaha Hadid

Completion: 2013

The gallery consists of two distinct parts: the conversion of a former 1805 gunpowder store into an exhibition space, and a 21st Century tensile extension which seamlessly fuses with the main building, and covers a glazed restaurant.

Queens, Bayswater

The Queens Building, credit Stiffand + Trevillion

Designer: Stiffand and Trevillion

Completion: 2015

16 flats have been created above ground floor retail space; all of this is tucked behind part of the preserved and restored original façade of the Art Deco Queens cinema. The building complements the 1930s styling of the façade.

City of Westminster College, Paddington Green

City of Westminster College Paddington Green, credit Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Designer: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Completion: 2010

This building was designed from the inside-out, appearing clean-cut and modern with a distinct Scandinavian heritage. It replaced a block from the 1960s to provide state-of the- art facilities for students and staff.


Last updated: 15 June 2017
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