Longlisted entries

Honourable mentions to…

Entry panel showing the Nowhere Building rooftop intervention at the redundant Nissan car showroom building on the outskirts of London.
Entry panel showing the Nowhere Building rooftop intervention at the redundant Nissan car showroom building on the outskirts of London.

Anywhere in the Universe – the Nowhere Building, by Brian Ditchburn

This imaginative proposal for a dramatic cantilevering restaurant over a Nissan car showroom in north London appealed to judges for its early 90s retro aesthetic and its integration of SterlingOSB Zero into a bold material palette. They also enjoyed the commitment that the entrant demonstrated to the narrative of the concept, which includes a VR terrace where diners would watch immersive films wearing headsets showing faces of their avatars. ‘It really comes across that they have had some fun designing this,’ says Jan Kattein. 


 

  • Public planning hearing in the Parliament building, which can be used for other community activities when the Parliament is not in action.
    Public planning hearing in the Parliament building, which can be used for other community activities when the Parliament is not in action.
  • The Peckham Parliament is located above Rye Lane Market close to Peckham Rye station in south east London.
    The Peckham Parliament is located above Rye Lane Market close to Peckham Rye station in south east London.
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Peckham Parliament by Kennedy Woods

Judges commended the novelty of this project, which proposes a Planning Parliament at Peckham Rye station to encourage the local community to engage in the way the area is changing. The design uses SterlingOSB Zero to form the exposed lattice structure, columns and flooring with seating around the perimeter. There were some concerns, however, about the suitability of the location, in particular its impact on the acoustics of the parliament.

Top: Inside The Hide, conceived as a dynamic new workspace for craft and fabrication. Above: The project is situated on top of a former leather market and wool exchange.
Top: Inside The Hide, conceived as a dynamic new workspace for craft and fabrication. Above: The project is situated on top of a former leather market and wool exchange.

The Hide, by Brett Mahon

Judges were drawn to the ‘innovative’ form of this project, which creates a new working environment on top of the grade II listed former Leather Market in London’s Bermondsey. ‘I like the straightness on the outside and the cut-out inside,’ says Linda Thiel. However, jurors wanted more detail on the external cladding and the way the new space would be used.


Raise the Roof was produced in association with Norbord Europe 

Introduction

This year's judging process

Winner
Rooftop Refuge by Reed Watts Architects

Commended
Sterling Boarder by Nina Antin, Claire Chabrol and Sibylle Metge-Toppin
Temple Heights/Music with a view by Soraya Somaranthe, Studio Soraya
In Season – House by Alessandro Tessari