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MacEwen 2021: 21 schemes that improve people's lives in different ways

This year's longlist showcases 21 diverse schemes that nurture people and communities – and the world they live in

Here it is – the longlist for the 2021 MacEwen Award. All the entries have been whittled down to the following list of 21 but all the original submissions were worthy in their own right. Each displays architectural virtuosity, networking nous and, in a year where even the government’s been having to splash the cash, budgetary responsibility. The shortlist of 12 will be announced from 13 January 2021, with commended entries and the winner announced on 1 and 2 February 2021. Well done to all of this year’s longlisted entrants; the work that you do, be it large or small scale, and – particularly this year – is valued.


Community endeavours

Story Garden Jan Kattein Architects

Granby Winter Garden Assemble Studio

Treadgolds Project Pritchard Architecture

Genesis Denizen Works

Rectory Lane Cemetery Hugo Hardy Architect

BCA Covid Garden and Wayfinding Urban Symbiotics


Education initiatives

Tailoring Academy Jan Kattein Architects

Hackney School of Food Surman Weston

Lambeth Early Action Partnership Erect Architecture

St John's Music Pavilion (Phase Two) Clementine Blakemore Architects          

Toynbee Hall Richard Griffiths Architects


Support structures

Harmonia Village at Dover Hazle McCormack Young LLP

The Nook Barefoot & Gilles Ltd

Zayed Centre Stanton Williams            


Urban and rural revitalisation

Saltholme Pools Hide Child Graddon Lewis

Catford Mews Wren Architecture and Design Ltd

Ada Belfield Centre and Belper Library Glancy Nicholls Architects

Bunhill 2 Energy Centre Cullinan Studio with McGurk Architects

The Ormeau Parklet OGU and MMAS Architects                


New approaches to housing

Passivhoos John Gilbert Architects

Laureates Place Saddleworth Deramore Hutchcroft

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