Supported by the Mayor of London, New London Architecture’s annual Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.
A prestigious international jury of architecture and urban design experts, advised by a team of London-based expert assessors, will select winners, both built and unbuilt, in 13 different categories.*
Supported by the Mayor of London
The Mayor’s Prize in 2021 will celebrate projects that provide lessons for the role that high streets can play in London’s recovery from the pandemic and its social and economic impacts. It will highlight exemplary projects and initiatives that can guide and inform the London Recovery Board’s mission objective to ‘deliver enhanced public spaces and exciting new uses for underused high street buildings in every Borough by 2025, working with London’s diverse communities’. It will celebrate work that imbeds the principles set out in the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design ‘High Streets & Town Centres: Adaptive Strategies’ guidance
Celebrating community-driven design and collaboration, the Community Prize will be awarded to the scheme that demonstrates the most positive and meaningful impact on the place where it is located. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplary in their response to the social context, contributing to a sense of local identity and helping communities to thrive.
Recognising the most sustainable projects in the capital, the Environmental Prize will be awarded to the scheme that shows design strategies that minimise environmental impact as well as an efficient use of materials, a low carbon footprint and innovation. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable net-zero city.
Sponsored by Airflow
Projects that put wellbeing at the heart of the design, this prize will be awarded to the scheme that best shows how design approaches that consider key spatial conditions – such as the quality of air, water, light and comfort – can aid mental and physical wellbeing of the people that live or work in them. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in finding ways to create spaces which make people feel better when they inhabit them.
In association with the London Festival of Architecture
During the London Festival of Architecture, Londoners are invited to vote for their favourite project from the 2020 shortlist. The project with the most votes will be awarded with the People’s Choice Award.
The New Londoner of the Year Awards celebrates the person who New London Architecture feels has had the most significant impact in shaping the vision of New London, making a positive contribution to the city, and furthering discourse around the future of the London and the built environment industry, whether that is working on a community-led project or leading on significant developments across London.