A very excited Crona and Kat made their way to the New London Architecture (NLA) Annual Lunch in Guildhall on Thursday 11th of July where the 2013 NLA Awards were announced. We couldn’t help but comment on what a stark contrast this very nice lunch was to our activities of only a year earlier when we were busy preparing the brown site in Canning Town for the grand opening of our Festival of Upcycling.
The NLA criteria for the awards was for projects to not only be of the highest architectural and design quality but also for the impact on their surroundings and wider contribution to London. If I’m honest, we knew we weren’t going to win given the other wonderful projects we were up against, but, in preparing our application for the awards we were again able to take stock of just what had been achieved at and through the activities of Industri[us]. I think we can be proud of the impact it had on the surroundings and through the many conversations we are continuing to have with many different people throughout London and further a field we feel what has been learned from Industri[us] will contribute to many other meanwhile projects going forward.
Thank you to the NLA for recognising our project with their nomination, we were very proud to be associated with such high calibre projects as our fellow nominees. Congratulations to the teams at Sou Fujimoto Architects and Haworth Tompkins the winners on the day for their work on The Serpentine Pavilion and National Theatre’s The Shed respectively.