Riverlight Wins Prestigious RIBA Award For Architectural Excellence

Nine Elms landmark was designed by Richard Rogers' firm

Riverlight in Nine Elms Wandsworth Wins Prestigious RIBA Award For Architectural Excellence
Riverlight from Nine Elms Lane

The completion of Riverlight on Nine Elms Lane in 2015 marked the beginning of the massive regeneration of Nine Elms and the complex has now won a prestigious RIBA award for Architectural Excellence in London and goes through to the National Awards finals next month.

Designed by the London-based architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, led by Italian born British architect Richard Rogers, the mainly residentail complex was designed "to achieve a contemporary architectural language that creates its own rhythm, articulation and colouration to define its unique character and relationship to its riverside context, whilst avoiding monolithic frontages and the overshadowing of neighbouring developments".

Riverlight in Nine Elms Wandsworth Wins Prestigious RIBA Award For Architectural Excellence
Riverlight from the river

Rogers Stirk Harbour are the design team behind such London landmarks as Heathrow Terminal 5,the 'Cheesegrater' and One Hyde Park. 83-year-old Rogers has designed vast numbers of buildings worldwide including Paris' Pompidou Centre, London's Lloyd's Building and the Millenium Dome.

14 housing schemes, 8 schools, a city farm (Waterloo Community Farm) and refurbished public house (The Sekforde) are among the 61 buildings to receive a RIBA London Award 2018 from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

RIBA says its London Award-winning buildings "set the standard for skilful, accomplished architecture in the capital". The winning buildings will now be in the running for highly coveted RIBA National Awards which will be announced on 21 June 2018.

RIBA London Director, Dian Small, said, “London has perhaps the highest concentration of design talent found anywhere in the world. It is that concentration of diverse talent, skills, and exchange of ideas that makes London such an exciting and challenging place to work in the field of architecture. It’s testament to the drive and passion of our members that again, we have seen the largest ever number of schemes shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards. Our members are building more – and better – buildings than ever before; constantly enhancing the landscape and skyline of our region.”


May 29, 2018