New Court – the Worthy Winner of BLP/RIBA London Building of the Year Award
- Date: 26/06/2012
This year BLP once again sponsored the RIBA London Building of the Year Award, which this year was awarded to New Court by OMA with Allies and Morrison at the RIBA London Awards on 20th June.
Technical Director, Jeff Maxted, presented the award saying: “BLP has sponsored this award again this year because we have been providing construction insurance for over 20 years and worked with many excellent architects who continue to drive an increase in innovation in the construction sector. Innovation of course does create some nervousness amongst funders, developers and property owners. That leads them to seek additional security through latent defects insurance.”
He added that the shortlist for every Award showed just how diverse and exciting London’s architecture is in 2012 and how well our heritage and traditional buildings can be integrated with revolutionary, innovative contemporary vision. In particular, he noted the return of the tower to London and although none has a Traitor’s Gate, or resident rooks, Jeff commented that they all seem to have catchy names – The Shard, the Walkie Talkie, the Cheesegrater, the Heron Tower and the Pinnacle.
The winners, OMA and Allies and Morrison were awarded the top prize for their work on New Court, the new London headquarters for Rothschild. The 21,000m2 building is embedded in the narrow medieval alley of St Swithin's Lane in the heart of the City of London. It preserves and enhances the rich heritage that surrounds it while contributing a new dimension to the area.
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