New London Awards Honours King's Cross Station and Olympic Masterplan
The King's Cross Station redevelopment and the Olympic Masterplan share this year's prestigious NLA 'Overall Winner' Award. Both projects were commended for their outstanding contribution to London.
NLA Chairman and Chairman of the Awards Jury Peter Murray, announcing the awards, said: "Our jury of overseas experts was impressed by the dramatic new space created by the King's Cross Station Concourse as well as the painstaking work on the heritage of the Grade I listed station. This balance between old and new typifies the complexity of development in London."
JMP Chairman John McAslan said: "We are delighted to be sharing this honour with the London Olympics, as well as winning the Transport and Conservation categories. This project has been an extraordinary, collaborative effort with Network Rail as client, Arup as engineers and Vinci as contractors."
Entries were judged by a panel of international experts in the fields of architecture and urban design including:
David J Burney, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Design and Construction
Dominique Alba, Director of Apur, Paris
Monica von Schmalensee, CEO/ VD, partner, White
Riccardo Marini, City Design Leader of Edinburgh City Council