From a non-denominational temple to Europe’s tallest modular residential tower, we select 10 of this year’s most notable architecture projects in the UK as part of our 2023 review.
This year’s roundup of the most popular and interesting projects UK architecture featured on Dezeen also features award-winning homes, including a remote house in Ayrshire named Scotland’s best new building and a London home with a bamboo-planted facade that was awarded RIBA’s House of the Year.
Read on for Dezeen’s top 10 UK architecture projects of 2023:
Cloistered walkways connect timber-framed pavilions at this temple complex in rural Hampshire, which British studio James Gorst Architects designed for non-denominational multi-faith spiritual organisation White Eagle Lodge.
The complex comprises a rotunda temple, library, prayer chapels and meeting space arranged around a courtyard garden, aiming to provide peaceful, contemplative spaces that have a spiritual connection to the surrounding landscape.
College Road is a 163-metre-tall apartment building with a pleated ceramic facade designed by British architecture studio HTA Design, which claims the building is Europe’s tallest modular residential tower.
It is made up of two adjoining 50 and 35-storey towers constructed from 1,725 volumetric modular units, with 120 affordable homes in the shorter tower and 817 rental apartments in the taller one.
Dutch studio OMA‘s first major public building in the UK, Aviva Studios was constructed as a flexible events space for legendary Manchester arts and music company Factory International.
OMA claimed the project is the UK’s “largest investment in a national cultural project since the opening of Tate Modern in 2000”. It is distinguished by a faceted corrugated metal facade, chosen to reference the site’s industrial history.