New Ludgate announced as The City of London Building of the year 2016
21 July 2016
New Ludgate, has been named as the The City of London Building of the Year 2016.
The special Livery Award was created to commend the new Leathersellers’ Hall designed by Eric Parry Architects and the refurbished Livery Hall for the Salters’ Company by dMFK at London Wall Place. The award was presented at a special Livery dinner, attended by Sir Michael Hopkins, on 12 July at Haberdashers’ Hall.
New Ludgate was selected by a jury chaired by Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival. The criteria was to seek out the buildings that support the ambitions of the City of London in delivering a world-class working environment, by evaluating both the quality of the architectural design and the impact the building has had on the city street scene.
Paul Finch commented on New Ludgate:
“The judges felt that an area of the City where you would not have wished to walk or linger has been transformed. An eyesore had been removed and a destination created, which through the skilful deployment of colour lifted both the eye and the spirit.”