Contenders include Fosters’ Principal Tower, SOM’s Harrow Square and four AHMM projects

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The Post Building, on New Oxford Street, by AHMM

Sixty-eight projects are vying for one of this year’s RIBA London Awards according to the institute’s just-released shortlist, which pits starchitects against much smaller firms.

RIBA’s regional awards are the first step on the ladder towards a Stirling Prize nomination. The latest shortlist includes 50-storey Principal Tower in Shoreditch by three-time Stirling Prize winner Foster & Partners and the Brickfields workspace in nearby Hoxton by 2013 winners Witherford Watson Mann.

Eight practices have more than one entry on the shortlist, but 2015 Stirling Prize winner Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has the most, with four. Founding partner Simon Allford is current RIBA president.

Allies & Morrison, Buckley Gray Yeoman, EPR Architects, Mae Architects, Peter Barber Architects, Sheppard Robson, and Surman Weston all have two projects each in the running for a London award. (See full shortlist below)

RIBA London director Dian Small said that despite the challenges of the past two years, awards organisers were delighted that the 2022 shortlist included a wide variety of buildings that were a “true testament” to the high standard of architecture the capital has to offer.


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Principal Tower in Shoreditch, by Foster & Partners

“The jury discussions were focused on assessing how environmentally and socially conscious the projects were – and particularly how they have and will positively shape the communities they are in,” she said.

Despite its length in comparison to other regional shortlists – just five projects each are in the running for this year’s RIBA North East Awards and RIBA Yorkshire and Humber Awards – the 2022 London Awards shortlist has fewer entries than the 77 projects announced last year.

All of the shortlisted schemes will be assessed by a regional jury, and the winning projects will be announced later this spring.  They will go forward for consideration for other RIBA awards, including the RIBA National Awards, from which Stirling Prize candidates are drawn.

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The Plumstead Centre, by Hawkins Brown


Full shortlist: RIBA London Awards 2022

100 Bishopsgate, Allies & Morrison with Arney Fender Katsalidis

100 Liverpool Street, Hopkins Architects

135 Bishopsgate, Fletcher Priest Architects

198 CAL, CarverHaggard

245 Hammersmith Road, by Sheppard Robson

80 Percent House - Deep Retrofit in a Conservation Area, by Prewett Bizley Architects

Albion Drive E8, by Theme2 Architects

Artist’s Studio in Stepney, Martin Edwards Architects

Barts Square, by Sheppard Robson

Belgravia Gate, by Flanagan Lawrence Ltd

Belle Vue, by Morris & Company

BFI Riverfront, Carmody Groarke

Breakers Place, Nottingdale, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Brickfields, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Bunhill 2 Energy Centre, by Cullinan Studio City Law School, by WilkinsonEyre

Cromwell Place, by Buckley Gray Yeoman

Dept W, by Buckley Gray Yeoman

Ditton Hill House, by Surman Weston

Duckworth Terrace, by Peter Barber Architects

Forest Gate Community School, by Rivington Street Studio

Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road, by Henley Halebrown

Hackney School of Food, by Surman Weston

Harris Academy, Sutton, by Architype

Harrow Square, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ·

Hawley Wharf, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

House in Primrose Hill, by Jamie Fobert Architects Limited

Hoxton Southwark, by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Ibstock Place School Refectory, by Maccreanor Lavington

Kiln Place, by Peter Barber Architects

Lambeth Palace Library, by Wright & Wright Architects

LB Southwark SILS3, by Tim Ronalds Architects

Leyton House, by McMahon Architecture

Mews House Deep Retrofit, by Prewett Bizley Architects

Mews House, by creativemass

Mountain View, by CAN

NoMad London, by EPR Architects

Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park, by Panter Hudspith Architects

Peveril Gardens and Studios, by Sanchez Benton Architects

Pinnacle House, Royal Wharf, Mae Architects

Pitched Black, by Gruff Architects

Plumstead Centre, by Hawkins Brown

Principal Tower, by Foster & Partners

Ram Quarter Phase One, by EPR Architects

Royal Wharf Primary School, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Sands End Arts and Community Centre, by Mae Architects

Sideways House, by Leep Architects

Sir Michael Uren Hub, by Allies & Morrison

Smithson Tower – The Economist Building, by ConForm Architects

Southwark Brick House, Satish Jassal Architects

St John Street, by Emil Eve Architects

St John’s Church, Hackney, by Thomas Ford & Partners

St Mary’s Centre, by Erect Architecture

Stephen Hawking School, by Donald McCrory

Studio House, by AOC Architecture Ltd

The Archives, by ROAR Architects

The Interlock, by Bureau de Change Architects

The Library House, by Macdonald Wright Architects

The Lodge, Simon Gill Architects

The Mews House, Bouverie Mews, by Spatial Affairs Bureau

The Post Building, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Totteridge House, by Gregory Phillips Architects

Toynbee Hall Estate and London Square Spitalfields, Platform 5 Architects

Tree House, Ealing, by Fletcher Crane Architects

Victoria House, Bloomsbury , by Hutchinson & Partners

Wimbledon House, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Woods Quay, by Architecturall Ltd

Yorkton Workshops, by Cassion Castle Architects