July 26, 2005
by Canadian Architect
Seventy-one new buildings across the UK and the EU have been rewarded with RIBA Awards for their high architectural standards and their contribution to their local environment. Projects selected for their design excellence range in size and use from the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, the Millau Viaduct in France to a mud house in Worcester. Projects by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Richard Rogers Partnership, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Richard Murphy Architects, and Foster and Partners are amongst the winners.
The 71 RIBA Award winners will form the long-list for the 10th anniversary RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal. During the RIBA Awards event, seven additional buildings from around the world received an RIBA Worldwide Award. These awards, in association with The Architectural Review, sponsored by Monodraught International, being presented for the second time recognize significant international projects by RIBA members.
Speaking at the awards dinner RIBA President George Ferguson said: “The RIBA Awards process has come up trumps again, recognizing a remarkable selection of buildings from almost every sector. I am particularly delighted to see a record number of buildings designed for children, including three groundbreaking nurseries, two highly innovative nursery/children’s centres and an unusual and highly popular playground. There is, I am pleased to say, a greater recognition for conservation with the best examples being recognized by RIBA Conservation Awards: the preservation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s house in Northampton, the Isokon apartments in Hampstead and the fine transformation of the Peter Jones store on Sloane Square. It is so clear that good architecture impacts on people’s lives, and these awards are a vitally important part of the continuous process of raising standards. We all look forward to seeing how this great range of buildings fares in the RIBA Stirling Prize stakes. It is quite clear that it will be another thrilling year.”
Jonathan Stock, Publishing Director of The Architects’ Journal added: “The AJ is committed to promoting good architecture. As the UK’s premier award for architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize enters its 10th anniversary year, we are delighted to continue our support for the RIBA Awards, and the RIBA Stirling Prize itself. The awards have been critical in setting an international benchmark for design quality that is respected the world over.”
The full list of RIBA Award-winners follows:
*A’Chrannag, Rothesay, Isle of Bute – G. Deveci Chartered Architect
*The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh – EMBT / RMJM Ltd.
*Sentinel Office Development, Glasgow – Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects
*Falls Leisure Centre, Belfast – Kennedy FitzGerald & Associates
*Kinnaird Street Office, Belfast – Mackel & Doherty Architects
*The Jerwood Centre, Grasmere – Benson + Forsyth/Napper Architects
*The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn – John Miller + Partners
*31 Blackfriars Road, Salford – OMI Architects
*Private House, Allerton, Liverpool – Shed KM
*The Sage Gateshead – Foster and Partners
*The Performance Academy, Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne – RMJM
*Classroom of the Future, Mossbrook School, Norton, Sheffield S8 – Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
*Longley Park Sixth Form College, Horninglow Rd, Sheffield S5 – Ellis Williams Architects
*Creative Enterprise Centre, Caernarfon – Richard Murphy Architects
*Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – Capita Percy Thomas
*Sure Start Tamworth – Sjlander da Cruz Architects
*Cobtun House, Worcester – Associated Architects
*78 – 80 Derngate, Northampton – John McAslan + Partners
*Leicester Creative Business Depot, Leicester – Ash Sakula Architects
*Fitzwilliam College Gatehouse and Auditorium, University of Cambridge – Allies and Morrison
*Courtyard Building, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – John Miller + Partners
*Headquarters of the Cambridge Federation of Women’s Institutes, Girton, Cambridge – ellismiller
*Norwich Cathedral Refectory, Norwich – Hopkins Architects
*Abode, Newhall, Parcel 1b, Harlow – Proctor and Matthews
*The Campus, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset – David Morley Architects
*Private Farmhouse, Gloucestershire – Jamieson Associates Architects
*Nautilus Apartments, Westward Ho! – Guy Greenfield Architects
*Alton Library, Hampshire – Hampshire County Council Architects
*The Granary at Crowmarsh Battle Farm, Preston Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire – Spratley & Woodfield
*Weston Adventure Playground, Southampton, Hampshire – Finch Macintosh Architects
*Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford – RMJM
*St. Augustine’s RC Primary School, Hythe, Kent – Cheney Thorpe & Morrison
*Private House, Hove, Sussex – BBM Sustainable Design Ltd.
*Private Cottage, East Grinstead – David Rea Architects
*Visitor Centre, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex – Walters and Cohen
*McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey – Foster and Partners
*Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, Kent – Stuart Page Architects
*Jubilee Library, Brighton, Sussex – Bennetts Associates with Lomax Cassidy + Edwards
*Extension to private town house, Marylebone, W1 – Henning Stummel Architects Limited
*Prior Weston School Temporary Accommodation, Bunhill Row, Clerkenwell, EC1 – Penoyre & Prasad LLP
*Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney, E5 – Richard Rogers Partnership
*Tower Hill Environs Scheme, Tower Hill, EC3 – Stanton Williams Ltd.
*BBC Media Village, White City, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 – Allies and Morrison
*Artists Studio, Kentish Town, NW1 – Sanei Hopkins Architects with Hughes Meyer Studio
*Private House, East Dulwich SE5- Robert Dye Associates
*The Orangery, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Bloomsbury, WC1N – SPACELABUK
*Fawood Children’s Centre, Harlesden, NW10 – Alsop Design Ltd.
*Friendship House, off Borough Rd, SE1 – MacCormac Jamieson Prichard
*Faculty Building, Imperial College, Kensington SW7 – Foster and Partners
*Asprey, New Bond Street, Mayfair, W1 – Foster and Partners
*Home Office Headquarters, Marsham St, Westminster, SW1 – Terry Farrell & Partners Ltd.
*Isokon (Lawn Road) apartments, Belsize Park, NW3 – Avanti Architects Limited
*Private House, Hampstead, NW3 – Avanti Architects Limited
*Gazzano House, Farringdon, EC1 – Amin Taha Architects
*The Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building, Euston Rd, NW1 – Hopkins Architects Ltd.
*Peabody low-cost housing, Silvertown, E16 – Niall McLaughlin Architects
*St Mary’s Garden Hall, St Mary’s Rd, Wimbledon SW19 – Terry Pawson Architects
*Neighbourhood Nursery + Children’s Centre, Hounslow, Middx – Cottrell + Vermeulen Architecture
*Peter Jones, Sloane Square, SW1 – John McAslan + Partners
*Idea Store Chrisp Street, Poplar, E14 – Adjaye Associates
*Millau Viaduct, France – Foster and Partners with Engineer Michel Virlogeux
*Sampension Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark – 3XNielsen A/S
*BMW Central Building, Leipzig, Germany – Zaha Hadid Architects
*Entory Home, Ettlingen, Germany – Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner
*Fire and police station for government district, Berlin, Germany – sauerbruch hutton architects
*Athlone Civic Centre, Library and Central Square, Co. Westmeath, Ireland – Keith Williams Architects
*House at Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland – Niall McLaughlin Architects
*Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland – O’Donnell + Tuomey
*Max Mara Headquarters, Reggio D’Emilia, Italy – John McAslan + Partners
*Wheatfield Courtyard, Malahide, Co Dublin, Ireland – David McDowell
*CafH Mangiarebere Wine-Bar, Catania, Sicily, Italy – S
tudio Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
The seven RIBA Worldwide Award-winners for 2005 are:
*Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, Singapore – Michael Wilford & Partners (1993-1995) and DP Architects Pte Ltd (Singapore) (1993-2004)
*Genzyme Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – Behnisch, Behnisch & Partners Inc.
*Lincoln Modern, Singapore – SCDA Architects
*Seewurfel, Zurich, Switzerland – Camenzind Evolution
*Slice House, Porto Alegre, Brazil – Procter: Rihl
*Spanish Pavilion, Expo 2005, Japan – Foreign Office Architects
*James Robertson House, Mackeral Beach, NSW, Australia – Dawson Brown Architecture
The RIBA Award-winning buildings will be eligible for the following prizes which will be announced alongside The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal on October 15, 2005:
*The Stephen Lawrence Prize (sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation) – for buildings with a construction budget under 500,000. This prize rewards the best examples of smaller projects which are the mainstay of the profession. 5,000 will continue to go to the winning architect and 10,000 will fund the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship at the Architectural Association. This will enable a single student to study at the AA for a full year. The 5,000 increase makes it second only to the Stirling Prize as the most valuable award in British Architecture.
*The RIBA/Arts Council England Client of the Year Award – to honour the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture. The prize is a work of art worth 5,000.
*The RIBA Sustainability Award – rewarding the building which demonstrates most elegantly and durably the principles of sustainable architecture.
*The Crown Estate Conservation Award – rewarding the best work of conservation which demonstrates successful restoration and/or adaptation of an architecturally significant building. The Architects’ Journal First Building Award (sponsored by The Architects’ Journal and Robin Ellis Design and Construction) – rewarding the first stand-alone building by a British architect.
*The RIBA Inclusive Design Award (in association with the Centre for Accessible Environments and Allgood) to reward inclusivity in building design. The award demonstrates that good design results in environments that are safe, convenient and enjoyable to use by people, regardless of disability, age or gender.
*The Manser Medal (in association with the Best of British Homes) to reward the best new one-off house. Substantial extensions to existing houses will also be considered for the prize.