The New London Awards, launched eight years ago by New London Architecture (NLA), is London’s annual celebration of the best architecture, planning and construction projects that enhance the capital’s wider social and economic wellbeing, supported by the Mayor of London.
From green spaces and small community projects, to major housing schemes and masterplans, this year’s shortlist showcases schemes at a variety of scales that respond to the needs of a global city.
The shortlist, spanning 15 categories, includes projects that best reflect high-quality design and exemplar contribution to placemaking, improving the social, cultural and economic character of places across the capital. The Mayor’s Prize this year has been awarded by the Mayor of London to the scheme that best reflects the Mayor’s ambition for ‘Supporting Diversity’, as expressed through the Good Growth by Design programme – where schemes are actively designed for different needs. Additional accolades include the Sustainability Prize, awarded to an exemplar project in creating a more sustainable low-carbon city, and the People’s Choice, voted for by Londoners.
Selected projects, both built and unbuilt, were chosen from 400 entries by an international jury advised by a group of London-based expert assessors.