Two RIBA London Awards for Allies and Morrison
Two Allies and Morrison projects have been honoured this year with RIBA London Awards for architecture excellence: The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King’s College in Denmark Hill and the Headquarters for Banham Group in Earlsfield, south London.
Both of the winning projects answered a challenging brief for clients looking to unite different functions into one place. King’s College needed to accommodate one of Europe’s largest neuroscience labs and, in an innovative move, combine research and clinical uses into one building. Banham Group, a successful family-run company, wanted to bring together the disparate elements of its business under one roof on a tight waterside site.
This recognition comes on the back of recent successes for both the award winners. Last month, Maurice Wohl Neurosciences Institute was shortlisted for the 2016 AJ100 Building of the Year and Banham Group’s offices picked up a BCO London Award.
A third project, the King’s Cross-St Pancras Tunnel Link, had been previously shortlisted as well in this year’s RIBA London cycle. Each in a distinct part of London, each a very different type of project, the recognition of these projects is a reflection of the typological diversity of Allies and Morrison’s work in London.