Floral Court, in London’s historic Covent Garden, is one of just eight projects to be recognized in these prestigious awards. The winners will be exhibited at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles in May.
The jury praised the project for the way it “enhances the public realm” and is experienced through the “thoughtful and intentional manipulation of outdoor space and architecture”. Continuing, “Its genius is that it expertly manages to be both a modern architectural expression and contextual within the patchwork of an existing historic fabric."
This is KPF’s tenth win in the AIA Architecture Award. Previous winners are: Centra Metropark (2013), One Jackson Square (2011), Unilever London Headquarters (2005), Baruch College (2003), The World Bank Headquarters (1998), DZ Bank Headquarters (1994), Procter & Gamble World Headquarters (1987) and 333 Wacker Drive (1984).
The AIA Architecture Awards recognize the best contemporary architecture, ‘regardless of budget, size, style, or type’, more information here.