The AIA UK Chapter hosted the Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2019 on the 30th April at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The Grade-I listed building designed by Denys Lasdun, itself considered an architectural treasure, provided an exceptional backdrop to celebrate design excellence and welcome the guests, who arrived from different parts of the world to celebrate creativity, design and architecture.
David Chipperfield Architects | Amorepacific Headquarters
Gianni Botsford Architects | House in a Garden
Hugh Broughton Architects | The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College
Eric Parry Architects | 4 Pancras Square
Young Architect Winner:
David Leech | A House in a Garden
31/44 Architects | Redchurch Townhouse
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | 100 Union Street
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | Television Centre
David Chipperfield Architects | Inagawa Cemetery Chapel & Visitor Centre
Eldridge London | House in Coombe Park
Kohn Pedersen Fox | Floral Court
Morris + Company | Wildernesse Restaurant
Niall McLaughlin Architects | Hampshire House
Stanton Williams | Royal Opera House Open Up
Walters and Cohen Architects | Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College
Zaha Hadid Architects | Morpheus Hotel
Zaha Hadid Architects | Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre
Professional Category Winner
David Chipperfield Architects for Amorepacific Headquarters
The new headquarters for Korea’s largest beauty company is located in the centre of Seoul, next to a former US military zone that is being transformed into the spacious public Yongsan Park. It is situated in a business district, and was part of a master plan for the largest high-rise development in Korea, that substantially altered the urban fabric of the Yongsan district.
The form of the building is both abstract and gestural. Focusing on a single, clear volume, the overall massing has been carefully developed around a central courtyard to maximize the effectiveness of natural ventilation and daylight. Three large openings connect this central void with the exterior surroundings, providing dramatic views both over the city and the distant mountains. As ‘hanging gardens’, these openings give scale and allow nature to extend from the adjacent park into all parts of the building.
Gianni Botsford Architects for House in a Garden
Hugh Broughton Architects for The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College
Eric Parry Architects for 4 Pancras Square
Young Architects Winner
David Leech for A House in a Garden
This project is a contemporary translation of the ordinary suburban house. In this spirit, the house is built economically using everyday materials and techniques. These materials and techniques are amplified and exaggerated to become something at once ambiguous but familiar.
This house is situated on a small site in a garden at the end of a short terrace of a 1940’s estate on the edge of Dublin city. The site is bounded to the south by a suburban hedge of hazel and privet, to the northwest by the blank wall of the original terrace and to the northeast by a high wall backing onto a public laneway.
The ground floor layout is derived from the planning requirements for outdoor amenity space. To maximise the presence of the garden it takes advantage of the excellent privacy provided by the thick hedgerow. At the ground level all the supporting walls are located within an internal cross-shaped core, allowing a curtain of glass and timber folding doors to wrap the exterior of the house for direct connection and access to the garden.
31/44 Architects for Redchurch Townhouse
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for 100 Union Street
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for Television Centre
David Chipperfield Architects for Inagawa Cemetery Chapel & Visitor Centre
Eldridge London for House in Coombe Park
Kohn Pedersen Fox for Floral Court
Morris + Company for Wildernesse Restaurant
Niall McLaughlin Architects for Hampshire House
Stanton Williams for Royal Opera House Open Up
Walters and Cohen Architects for Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College
Zaha Hadid Architects for Morpheus Hotel
Zaha Hadid Architects for Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre