Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has been named one of the most beautiful buildings in the world at the 2023 International Beautiful Buildings Awards.
The prestigious awards ceremony took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, where the dock took home a Green Apple Environment Award for Beautiful Buildings, winning Gold place in the Mixed Use Buildings category.
Trophies were presented to winners from all around the world, in recognition of buildings and structures that make a positive contribution to the built and visual environment – as well as incorporating other eco benefits such as recycling, reusing, traditional skills, reduced emissions and more.
From the pioneering spirit of civil engineer Jesse Hartley, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool was constructed in 1846 and became the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. In 1952, the dock was granted Grade I listed building status and is now the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the UK.
Today, over six million people – from local to national and international visitors – flock to the dock every year to discover, explore and experience a mix of culture, food, shopping and events.