Another bolt fractures at London Cheesegrater by Rogers Stirk
Repurposed shoe polish factory triumphant at RIBA London Awards 

The architects behind Sydney's Barangaroo Tower 2 and 8 Chifley Square have taken out the inaugural City of London Building of the Year award, honoured by the judges for their ambitious city skyscraper.

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners' Leadenhall Building, or the "Cheesegrater" as it is affectionately known, edged out three other buildings that were shortlisted for the awards including St Bartholomew’s Hospital by HOK, 8-10 Moorgate by Allies and Morrison, and 6 Bevis Marks by Fletcher Priest.

The City of London Building of the Year 2015 award was presented on September 16th 2015 at the Architects’ Company Installation Court Lunch at the Stationers’ Hall. A public exhibition running from 17 September to 16 October at the City Centre in The Guildhall, features the winner and all of the shortlisted entries.

The four shortlisted nominees were assessed by a jury chaired by Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival. The judges sought out buildings that supported 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.

Organised by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA), the City of London Building of the Year, allows members of the public to nominate a building of their choice and aims to recognise the extraordinary examples of contemporary architecture across the London cityscape.

According to the Master Elect of the WCCA Peter Murray, the City of London is home to fine examples of contemporary architecture, adding that the organisation is keen to support good design and encourage City businesses to do so in the future.

The City of London Building of the Year Award Supporters’ Group includes Axa Real Estate, British Land, Brookfield, Cushman and Wakefield, Knight Frank, Land Securities, WRBC Development and Wordsearch.

Images: Richard Bryant