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RIBA East Awards Winners 2018
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26 May 2018
RIBA East Awards Winners 2018
East of England architecture winners revealed
A women’s homeless shelter in Southend-on-Sea, a bed and breakfast near the Suffolk coast and a Jewish cemetery in Bushey are amongst eleven buildings to win one of this year’s RIBA East Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, in recognition of their architectural excellence and contribution to society.
The East of England buildings that have won an RIBA East Award 2018 are:
The David Attenborough Building, Cambridge, by Nicholas Hare Architects
photo © David Lowe
Storey’s Field Community Centre & Nursery, Cambridge, by muma
photo © Alan Williams
West Court, Jesus College, Cambridge, by Niall McLaughlin Architects
photo © Nick Kane
Bushey Cemetery, Herts, by Waugh Thistleton Architects
photo © Lewis Kahn
From the 11 regional award winners, a number of special awards have also been announced.
The ultimate accolade of RIBA East Building of the Year 2018, sponsored by Artifice Press, has been awarded to Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery, Cambridge, by MUMA.
Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery, Cambridge, by MUMA also picked up another of the special awards, the RIBA East Sustainability Award sponsored by Geberit
HARP, the clients for White Heather House in Southend-on-Sea by SKArchitects, Westcliff-on-Sea were named the RIBA East Client of the Year, sponsored by Tobermore.
The RIBA East Project Architect of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell, went to Tom McGlynn of Niall McLaughlin Architects for his work on West Court Jesus College in Cambridge.
The RIBA East awards jury awarded the RIBA East Conservation Award, to The David Attenborough Building, Cambridge by Nicholas Hare Architects.
Last but not least, the RIBA East Small Project of the Year went to Five Acre Barn in Suffolk, by Blee Halligan.
The Awards were presented at a ceremony in the RIBA award winning TWI Granta Centre near Cambridge the evening of Thursday 24 May 2018, hosted by Tom Foggin, RIBA East Regional Chairman, and Awards Jury Chairman Russell Brown of Hawkins\Brown Architects.
Speaking today, Russell Brown said:
“The eastern region covers such a range of circumstances, building values and social strata that it is nearly impossible to stretch the same judging criteria across the whole area. Unsurprisingly, there are the “haves” of the Cambridge colleges and the new communities on the outskirts of the city. In this context, people expect near perfection, and it is often achieved. In the “have not” areas of Tilbury or the backstreets of Southend, expectations are low and the work of the architect is obviously more challenging but more life changing, more needed, and in many ways more inspiring.
“As ever the eastern region has found itself with two really finely crafted buildings in the Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery, and West Court at Jesus College. There are a couple of intriguing small projects including Five Acre Barn bed and breakfast, and there is White Heather House for homeless women and Bell Philips housing in Tilbury which are genuinely heroic acts of architecture that already transform their residents’ lives.”
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