The Open Door project, delivered in partnership with Royal Institute of British Architects, is a programme to promote and celebrate outstanding conservation work by emerging architects in the UK and mainland China.

14 conservation projects from emerging architects in the UK and China win the awards in two categories.

 Category 1: Historic buildings built before 1901

 Category 2: Twentieth century heritage buildings 

Shortlisted projects:

Category 1: Historic buildings built before 1901 shorted projects


  1. 14 Jankes Barn, Mount Bures (Essex, UK) by Rachel Elliott / Lynch Architects
  2. Albert Works (Sheffield, UK) by Cartwright Pickard Architects
  3. Alexandra Palace (London, UK) by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  4. Astley Castle (Warwickshire, UK) by Witherford Watson Mann Architects
  5. Bristol Old Vic (Bristol, UK) by Haworth Tompkins
  6. Coal-Drops Yard (London, UK) by Heatherwick Studio
  7. Coastal House (South Devon, UK) by 6a architects
  8. Complete Internal Re-ordering of St Edmund King and Martyr Church (Southwold, UK) by Pippa Jacob / NJ Architects
  9. Kettles Yard (Cambridge, UK) by Jamie Fobert Architects
  10. Magdalen College Library (Oxford, UK) by Wright & Wright Architects
  11. Malthouse, The King’s School (Canterbury, UK) by Tim Ronalds Architects
  12. Martello Tower Y (Suffolk, UK) by Peircy & Company
  13. Nevill Holt Opera (Leceisterceshire, UK) by Witherford Watson Mann Architects
  14. Outfarm House (Southwest UK) by TYPE Studio
  15. Pele Tower House (Lake District, UK) by Woollacott Gilmartin Architects
  16. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery Westminster Abbey (London, UK) by MUMA
  17. Shaftesbury Theatre (London, UK) by Bennetts Associates
  18. The Castle Club - Luxury Care Home Scheme (London, UK) by Samantha Litherland Darling Associates Architects
  19. Wyndham Cottage (Aldeburgh, UK) by Richard Markland Architects


  1. Huang Shan Zhuo Yuan (She County, China) by Zhejiang Qingmo Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
  2. Monastery Renovation Project Transcending Time and Space (Ningbo, China) by Yuan Studio (Shanghai Yuanteng Architectural Design Ltd.)
  3. Regeneration of former Japanese Consulate (Kulangsu, China) by Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre of GUO WEN YAN Co., Ltd.

Category 2: Twentieth century heritage buildings shortlisted projects


  1. Canongate Block 2 (Edinburgh, UK) by John Gilbert Architects
  2. Lao Dao Restaurant at 305 Walworth Road (London, UK) by IDK
  3. New Scotland Yard (London, UK) by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  4. Preston Bus Station Refurbishment (Preston, UK) by John Puttick Associates and Cassidy+Ashton
  5. Southbank Centre (London, UK) by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  6. Television Centre (London, UK) by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  7. The David Attenborough Building (Cambridge, UK) by Nicholas Hare Architects
  8. The Standard London (London, UK) by Orms, Shawn Hausman Design, Archer Humphryes Architects


  1. Alila Yangshuo (Guangxi, China) by Vector Architects
  2. Chengyu Financial Court (Chongqing, China) by Xu Qianli Studio
  3. Conservation and renovation of Shanghai Yihe Historial District (Shanghai, China) by Design Centre for Historical Environment Restoration of Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd
  4. Conservation and Restoration of Guangzhou Shuangxi Villa (Guangzhou, China) by Fang DENG
  5. Lianzhou Museum of Photography (Lianzhou, China) by O-office Architects/Jianxiang HE & Ying JIANG
  6. Meilan Lane Regeneration (Shanghai, China) by Lei ZHANG, Jianing GAO, Yang SHI
  7. Regeneration project of Yubei Cotton & Textile (Anyang, China) by Acts and Pathways
  8. Renovation of The Captains House (Fujian, China) by Vector Architects
  9. Renovation of Williams House (Nanjing, China) by Tian LENG, Xiaoxin ZHAO, Yu WANG, Shuyong CHAO
  10. Renovation Project of the Technology Tower of Sichuan Institute of Building Research (Chengdu, China) by Sichuan Institute of Building Research
  11. Re-purpose design of 1950s old theatre building (Jinan, China) by SYN Architects
  12. Shanghai Yangshupu Power Plant Regeneration Project (Shanghai, China) by Tianyi GU, BDP.
  13. The Brunner, Mond & Co. Building, BAIwork (Shanghai, China) by East China Architechtural Design&Research Institute Co, Ltd Historical Building Preservation Design Institute