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The MacEwen Award 2019: Shortlist

Hugh Pearman

Which are the 13 projects that have made it through to the shortlist?

We’re delighted to announce the 13-strong shortlist for the RIBAJ MacEwen Award 2019.

This is our award that recognises architecture (with engineering and landscape) for 'the common good'. We’re looking for built projects that are of real and demonstrable benefit to society, something that architects are well-equipped to achieve.

Here they are, in random order:

Sly’s Close, Northleach, Gloucestershire: new Cotswold-vernacular homes by a charity for affordable local rent: designed  by Mungo Park Architects.

Waterloo City Farm, Lambeth: educational charity HQ, city farm and architects’ studio by Feilden Fowles.

Writ in Water, Reading: memorial to Magna Carta, by Runnymede by artist Mark Wallinger and Studio Octopi.

Knostrop Weir foot and cycle bridge, Leeds: new pedestrian connection as part of flood relief works by Knight Architects.

Campbeltown Picture House, Kintyre: restoration of historic local cinema in remote rural area by Burrell Foley Fischer.

Raising the Roof, Stoke on Trent: artist-led re-usable temporary community structure as part of the Portland Inn Project. By Baxendale Studio.

St David’s Hospice, Newport, Wales:  care in-patient unit by KKE Architects.

Marklake Court, Kipling Estate Southwark: community-led 'right-sizing' homes addition to existing council estate, by Bell Phillips Architects.

Bethnal Green Mission Church development, London: new residential block also housing church, community halls and voluntary sector organisations, by Gatti Routh Rhodes Architects.

The Mustard Tree, Manchester: homeless charity HQ made out of low-grade 1950s warehouse by OMI Architects.

Burbridge Close, Dagenham: tiny house terraces for older people. An alley of little homes on former garages site for ‘right-sizing’ council tenants by Peter Barber Architects.

Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne:  dilapidated warehouse becomes DIY community cinema and arts centre using volunteers and recycled materials. By MawsonKerr Architects.

Bridgend Inspiring Growth, Edinburgh: derelict farmhouse in council-estate area made into multi-skill training centre and community centre. By Halliday Fraser Munro.

Our judges are Julia Barfield, director of Marks Barfield; Yuli Cadney-Toh, architect director of BDP Bristol; Anisha Jogani, placemaking team leader of Croydon Council; Kathy MacEwen, town planner; and Hugh Pearman, editor of the RIBA Journal. 

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