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Gallery: London's best new buildings for 2018

Gallery: London's best new bui...
Bloomberg's new London headquarters, by Foster + Partners, is one of buildings shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018 
Bloomberg's new London headquarters, by Foster + Partners, is one of buildings shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018 
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, is this refurbished office space, 25 Saville Row, by Piercy & Company
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, is this refurbished office space, 25 Saville Row, by Piercy & Company
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, 53 Great Suffolk St by Hawkins\Brown is a refurbished and extended Victorian warehouse
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, 53 Great Suffolk St by Hawkins\Brown is a refurbished and extended Victorian warehouse
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, 70 Wilson by Astudio Ltd is a refurbished 1980s office building made over to adhere to low carbon standards
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, 70 Wilson by Astudio Ltd is a refurbished 1980s office building made over to adhere to low carbon standards
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Angel Court by Fletcher Priest Architects is a new tower located in the heart of London
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Angel Court by Fletcher Priest Architects is a new tower located in the heart of London
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave takes its inspiration from the surrounding woodlands
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Belvue School Woodland Classrooms by Studio Weave takes its inspiration from the surrounding woodlands
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Bethnal Green Memorial by Arboreal Architecture honors the disaster in World War II that saw 173 civilians die on the staircase leading down to the tube station
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Bethnal Green Memorial by Arboreal Architecture honors the disaster in World War II that saw 173 civilians die on the staircase leading down to the tube station
Bloomberg's new London headquarters, by Foster + Partners, is one of buildings shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018 
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Bloomberg's new London headquarters, by Foster + Partners, is one of buildings shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018 
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Brentford Lock West Block E by Mæ is a housing development that takes its inspiration from the surrounding wharf architecture
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Brentford Lock West Block E by Mæ is a housing development that takes its inspiration from the surrounding wharf architecture
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Camden Courtyards by Sheppard Robson is a large residential development in Camden Town
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Camden Courtyards by Sheppard Robson is a large residential development in Camden Town
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Central Parade by Gort Scott is a mixed-use space with a cafe, retail and co-working spaces
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Central Parade by Gort Scott is a mixed-use space with a cafe, retail and co-working spaces
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown are new student residences at the University of Roehampton
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown are new student residences at the University of Roehampton
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Dartmouth Park House by AY Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Dartmouth Park House by AY Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: De Beauvoir Block by Henley Halebrown is a set of six Victorian warehouses used mostly as studios and offices
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: De Beauvoir Block by Henley Halebrown is a set of six Victorian warehouses used mostly as studios and offices
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Elm Grove Hall is a student residence and conference center at the University of Roehampton by MJP Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Elm Grove Hall is a student residence and conference center at the University of Roehampton by MJP Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Faraday House by dRMM architects is an apartment block and the first phase of London's Battersea Power Station redevelopment
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Faraday House by dRMM architects is an apartment block and the first phase of London's Battersea Power Station redevelopment
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Fitzrovia House by Carmody Groarke is a refurbished 1827 terrace house spread over six stories
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Fitzrovia House by Carmody Groarke is a refurbished 1827 terrace house spread over six stories
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Gasholder Park by Bell Phillips Architects is a new public space in London's King’s Cross
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Gasholder Park by Bell Phillips Architects is a new public space in London's King’s Cross
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Gasholders London by WilkinsonEyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design is a residential development made in 1867 cast iron gasholder guide frames
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Gasholders London by WilkinsonEyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design is a residential development made in 1867 cast iron gasholder guide frames
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Gin Distillery by Open Practice Architecture is an old Victorian gin distillery converted into family homes
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Gin Distillery by Open Practice Architecture is an old Victorian gin distillery converted into family homes
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Graduate Centre at Queen Mary, University of London by Wilkinson Eyre
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Graduate Centre at Queen Mary, University of London by Wilkinson Eyre
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Great Eastern Buildings by Karakusevic Carson Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Great Eastern Buildings by Karakusevic Carson Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Hackney Town Hall by Hawkins\Brown
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Hackney Town Hall by Hawkins\Brown
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Hawley Primary School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Hawley Primary School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Hazelhurst Court by Levitt Bernstein is a housing development with integrated communal spaces
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Hazelhurst Court by Levitt Bernstein is a housing development with integrated communal spaces
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Herbal House by BuckleyGrayYeoman
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Herbal House by BuckleyGrayYeoman
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Here East by Hawkins\Brown is a former broadcast center now being turned into a community of offices, restaurants and studios
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Here East by Hawkins\Brown is a former broadcast center now being turned into a community of offices, restaurants and studios
Inside House and Studio Lambeth by Carmody Groarke, a shortlisted building for the RIBA London Awards 2018
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Inside House and Studio Lambeth by Carmody Groarke, a shortlisted building for the RIBA London Awards 2018
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: House in Coombe Park, Kingston by Eldridge London
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: House in Coombe Park, Kingston by Eldridge London
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Ivydale Primary School by Hawkins\Brown
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Ivydale Primary School by Hawkins\Brown
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Keyworth Primary School by Hawkins\Brown
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Keyworth Primary School by Hawkins\Brown
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Kings Crescent Estate by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown is a housing development consisting of new and refurbished residences
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Kings Crescent Estate by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown is a housing development consisting of new and refurbished residences
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: LAMDA Drama School by Niall McLaughlin Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: LAMDA Drama School by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: LSQ London by Make Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: LSQ London by Make Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Maiden Lane by PRP is a development involving 273 new homes and new retail and work spaces
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Maiden Lane by PRP is a development involving 273 new homes and new retail and work spaces
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Marlborough Primary School by Dixon Jones
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Marlborough Primary School by Dixon Jones
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Midland Goods Shed by Bennetts Associates is a converted railway house repurposed as a mixed-use development
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Midland Goods Shed by Bennetts Associates is a converted railway house repurposed as a mixed-use development
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Mildmay by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Matthew Lloyd is a mixed use development that includes private and social residences, a hospital and commercial space
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Mildmay by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Matthew Lloyd is a mixed use development that includes private and social residences, a hospital and commercial space
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Moray Mews by Peter Barber Architects is a set of eight courtyard houses along a cobblestone street
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Moray Mews by Peter Barber Architects is a set of eight courtyard houses along a cobblestone street
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: No1 New Oxford Street by Orms
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: No1 New Oxford Street by Orms
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Nobu Hotel by Ron Arad Architects + Ben Adams Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Nobu Hotel by Ron Arad Architects + Ben Adams Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: R7 Kings Cross by Duggan Morris Architects is a mixed-use office space
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: R7 Kings Cross by Duggan Morris Architects is a mixed-use office space
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Red House by 31/44 Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Red House by 31/44 Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Theatre at  the Royal Academy of Music by Ian Ritchie Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Theatre at  the Royal Academy of Music by Ian Ritchie Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Salters Hall by De Metz Forbes Knight Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Salters Hall by De Metz Forbes Knight Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Scenario House by Scenario Architecture
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Scenario House by Scenario Architecture
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Shaftesbury Theatre by Bennetts Associates
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Shaftesbury Theatre by Bennetts Associates
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: St James Market by Make Architects is a mixed office and retail space
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: St James Market by Make Architects is a mixed office and retail space
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Bourne Estate by Matthew Lloyd Architects is a residential development consisting of 75 new units
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Bourne Estate by Matthew Lloyd Architects is a residential development consisting of 75 new units
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Record Hall by Karakusevic Carson Architects is an old industrial space converted into offices and studios
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Record Hall by Karakusevic Carson Architects is an old industrial space converted into offices and studios
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Westworks by Allies and Morrisonrchitects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: The Westworks by Allies and Morrisonrchitects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: University of Roehampton Library by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: University of Roehampton Library by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room by Carmody Groarke
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room by Carmody Groarke
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Victoria Hall King's Cross by Stanton Williams
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Victoria Hall King's Cross by Stanton Williams
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Feilden Fowles Studio at Waterloo City Farm by Feilden Fowles Architects
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Feilden Fowles Studio at Waterloo City Farm by Feilden Fowles Architects
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Wilkins Terrace at London's Global University, by Levitt Bernstein
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Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018: Wilkins Terrace at London's Global University, by Levitt Bernstein

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) hands out quite a few awards across a calendar year, the most prestigious of which is the Stirling Prize for excellence in British architecture. Among these, it celebrates the finest creations in different parts of the UK through its regional awards. Let's take a look at the buildings currently battling it out for top honors in the nation's capital.

A total of 93 buildings have been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, chosen from 208 entrants. Included are stunning industrial conversions, refurbished office spaces and Victorian-era townhouses given modern-day makeovers.

There are also glassy skyscrapers that tower over the city center, wooden classrooms inspired by their forest surroundings, and spectacular theater spaces. Fine brickwork features heavily across the shortlisted buildings, as do very tastefully finished interiors.

Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, is this refurbished office space, 25 Saville Row, by Piercy & Company
Shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2018, is this refurbished office space, 25 Saville Row, by Piercy & Company

All 93 will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners announced on May 15. Those winners will then be considered for the RIBA National Award in June, the winners of which are in turn eligible to be shortlisted for the Stirling Prize for the best new building of the year.

We haven't featured all 93 shortlisted buildings in our gallery, but jump on in to see the ones that did catch our eye.

Source: Royal Institute of British Architects

2 comments
Alexander Lowe
How many (if any) of the residential buildings in the running would make the least dent in London's current housing crisis?
ljaques
What were they thinking? Bethnal looks to be a hazard to citizens within 10 years. Gasholders reminds me of a tank storage yard next to a petroleum refinery. Dingleball theater? REally? // Some of the school buildings were quite nice when they kept it basic. // Alexander has a point about the housing crisis.