Bristol Old Vic

Haworth Tompkins

This is a bold reinvention of one of Bristol’s most loved theatres, to bring it to relevance for the city today. It addresses how we read cities and how we choose to make connections both physical and relational. Through revealing and flooding daylight upon the previously hidden Georgian hulk of the theatre, the public is cleverly drawn in from the street, with promise of discovery. Find out more about Bristol Old Vic or watch the video.

Coal Drops Yard

Heatherwick Studio

With its unusual mix of retail spaces, restaurants and bars, the stage has been set for this interesting industrial site to reinvent itself and attract a new era of ‘experiential retail’. The relatively modest Grade II listed coal drop building and its adjoining non-listed building have been sensitively refurbished back to an appropriate level of conservation-led repair. Find out more about Coal Drops Yard or watch the video.

Magdalen College Library

Wright & Wright Architects

Comprising the repair of the Buckler building, and a new build semi-subterranean library to expand library facilities to modern standards. The sensitive siting means the college quad is activated, but not dominated by the new buildings. The understated addition does not compete with, or harm the setting of the historic context, despite significantly adding to it. Find out more about Magdalen College Library or watch the video.

Martello Tower Y

Piercy & Company

This conversion of a dilapidated Napoleonic sea defence tower into a contemporary home is highly respectful of both heritage and setting. A Scheduled Monument in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, it took a committed multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the design vision remained intact throughout two years of complex planning negotiations. Watch the video.

Nevill Holt Opera

Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Nevill Holt Opera Building is, at first interaction, a non-building, wholly hidden within the stable yard of the hall’s stable block. Country houses continually evolve, being added to over time; the opera building is an exceptional 21st century addition to Nevill Holt Hall. Find out more about Nevill Holt Opera or watch the video.

Shaftesbury Theatre

Bennetts Associates

This powerfully dramatic addition to the skyline of London's West End is a feat of architectural and engineering and prowess. To remain competitive in theatreland, the Grade II listed Edwardian theatre needed a retrofit to extend its performing capabilities. This was achieved by adding a new fly tower, to increase flying capacity from 12 to 35 tons, with new offices and plant rooms. Find out more about Shaftesbury Theatre or watch the video.

Jankes Barn, Mount Bures

Lynch Architects/Rachel Elliott

Jankes Barn is a Grade II listed Essex threshing barn in Jankes Green, purchased in 2018 with planning consent for the conversion of the barn and outbuildings for residential use. The architects reimagined the project as a means of inhabiting the existing structures whilst celebrating and doing as little as possible to change their character. Find out more about Jankes Barn, Mount Bures or watch the video.

Former Japanese Consulate, Kulangsu

Beijing Guowenyan Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre

The former Japanese consulate, established in 1898, is one of the only preserved foreign consulate buildings in Kulangsu. The building integrates western and Japanese cultures and reflects modern and local techniques. Since its completion in 2019, the building has served as the Advanced Institute of Humanities and Arts of Xiamen University. Find out more about the regeneration of the former Japanese Consulate or watch the video.