AJ Awards 2023 results revealed
Tenderstream members take top prize or highly commended across six categories
The results of the 2023 AJ Awards have been announced, with six projects designed by Tenderstream members winning or highly commended in diverse categories. Celebrating and rewarding design excellence in UK architecture, the awards highlighted the very best projects across more than seventeen categories from housing, health, and wellbeing to workplace and cultural projects. The winners were revealed at a celebratory event held on 22 November 2023 at London Hilton Metropole.
The successful Tenderstream member projects are:
Infrastructure and Transport Project
Winner: Elizabeth line: line-wide design by Grimshaw
The Elizabeth Line opened in May 2022 after 12 years of design, construction and delivery, marking the most significant upgrade of London’s transportation in decades. Connecting Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via the city centre, it is projected to carry 200 million passengers a year.
Landscape and Public Realm Project
Winner: Mayfield Park, Manchester by Studio Egret West
Manchester’s first new park in 100 years was the most extensive of the projects on the shortlist, forming the first completed phase in the £1.5 billion Mayfield masterplan, which aims to create a mixed-use neighbourhood in the city centre on former industrial land next to Piccadilly railway station.
Housing Project (£5 million to £20 million)
Winner: Kings College Stephen Taylor Court by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
The new mixed-use teaching and accommodation block was particularly praised by the jury for how its design principles were clearly followed through in the finished building. These included the design’s response to climate change, being the first fully certified mixed-use Passivhaus college building in the city.
Workplace Project (£20 million and over)
Winner: 1 New Park Square by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
This project in the Edinburgh Park business district was singled out by the judges as a radical and appealing approach to the post-Covid workspace, demonstrating deep thinking around public spaces and ‘how to improve and maximise the experience for everyone’.
Housing Project (£20 million and over)
Highly commended: Dockley Apartments by Studio Woodroffe Papa and Poggi Architecture
Comprising 111 apartments arranged around a central courtyard, together with commercial, restaurant and retail spaces at ground level, this scheme also plays a part in regenerating the neighbouring railway arches along the Low Line walking route in Southwark.
Highly commended: Battersea Power Station Phase 2 by WilkinsonEyre
The revitalisation of this London icon was commended for the sheer scale and complexity in the mix of uses and programme that had been woven into and accommodated within its shell, ranging from retail to residential to event and leisure and office uses.
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