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MacEwen Award shortlist shows how inventive architecture helps

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Twelve projects across the UK exemplify how architects are working for the common good in so many ways

From a longlist of community endeavours, education initiatives, support structures and urban revitalisation the judges for the RIBA Journal's MacEwen Award picked just twelve schemes for the shortlist.

Click on the links to read about each of the projects in more detail. 

The National Youth Theatre, Holloway Road, London by DSDHA (above).


Pooley New Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria by Knight Architects


St Margaret’s Church, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire by Studio BAD Architects


Home Made Lockleaze, Lockleaze, Bristol by SNUG Homes / Ecomotive


Culture Palace, Enfield Palace Gardens by Dallas-Pierce-Quintero


The Alder Centre, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


A Common Plan for Claridge Way, Claridge Way, the Moorings, Thamesmead, London by Jan Kattein Architects with Peabody


Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, Zoological Way, Dudley by Cullinan Studio on behalf of the Dudley IoT Project Alliance (Dudley College, Cundall, Speller Metcalfe, GCA, Derry Building Services, Fulcro and Cullinan Studio)


The Old Library, Green Lane, Liverpool by OMI Architects


Nourish Hub, Edward Wood Estate, LB Hammersmith & Fulham by Nourish Hub by RCKa and Inner Circle Consulting


The Bale House, Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, Lower Coastguard Lane, Hastings by The Cave Co-operative Ltd


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