Awards, Events

Two SOM Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 New London Awards

SOM's designs for the New Covent Garden Market Master Plan​ and Lexicon have been named to the shortlist for the 2017 New London Awards. Supported by the Mayor of London and organized by New London Architecture,​​ an organization dedicated to supporting positive growth in the city, the awards program recognizes "the very best new and proposed architecture, planning, and development in the capital" across 15 categories.​ 

The New Covent Garden Market Master Plan​ was nominated in the Masterplans & Area Strategies category. The plan for the redevelopment of London’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market is the core element in revitalizing a key "Opportunity Area" identified in the London Plan for strategic economic growth. Lexicon, a mixed-use project on the west side of London's City Road Basin, was nominated​ in the Housing category.​ Each of the development's three buildings is designed to have individual identities linked by a shared palette of materials and detailing.​  

The award winners will be selected by an international jury. Additionally, all nominees are eligible for the People's Choice Award, which will be decided by a public vote. The winners will be announced at the New London Architecture annual lunch on Wednesday, July 5th.​​

Cast your votes for the New Covent Garden Market Master Plan and Lexicon. Voting is open through Monday, June 26th. Votes can also be cast via Twitter using #NLAwards17 and @nlalondon.

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