Stephen Lawrence Prize 2012: RIBA Award

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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2012 : RIBA Special Awards

Royal Institute of British Architects Award – Winner

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22 Jun 2012

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner 2012

Kings Grove, 16A Kings Grove, London SE15
Kings Grove London
photo : Edmund Sumner
Kings Grove London
This is a taut, exemplary response to the development of a landlocked site: an intelligent house built by an architect couple for themselves. The site, reached by a narrow lane, is contained by back gardens.

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2012

RIBA announces shortlists for two special architecture awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) today announces the shortlists for the Stephen Lawrence Prize – an award that recognises fresh talent and smaller construction budgets – and the RIBA Client of the Year Award to honour the role a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.

Dellow Day Centre:
Dellow Day Centre London
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Drawn from RIBA award-winning buildings presented earlier this year, the winners of both special awards will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner on Saturday 13 October 2012 in Manchester.

The Stephen Lawrence Prize, sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, rewards the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million. The prize, set up in memory of the teenager who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993, is intended to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets. The judges are: architects Phil Coffey, Marco Goldschmied and Doreen Lawrence. The winner receives £5000.

2012 Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

• Hill Top House, Oxford (private house) by Adrian James Architects
• Kings Grove, London SE15 (private house) by Duggan Morris Architects
• Hill House, Kent (private house) by Hampson Williams Architects
• The Dellow Day Centre, London E1 by Featherstone Young
• The Marquis Hotel & Restaurant, Dover by Guy Hollaway Architects

The RIBA Client of the Year award, supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust, honours the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture. The judges consider clients of the year’s RIBA award-winning schemes but take into account a track record of previous successful commissioning, particularly where this has led to earlier RIBA Awards.

2012 RIBA Client of the Year award Shortlist

• Living Architecture for Blancing Barn, Shingle House and Dune House
• Manhattan Lofts – St Pancras Chambers
• Olympic Delivery Authority and LOCOG – Olympic Stadium, Velodrome, Primary Substation
• Argent – Phase 1 Granary Complex
• Wakefield Council for Castleford Project, Sandal Magna School and Hepworth Wakefield

Stephen Lawrence Prize Judges Citations

Hill Top House, Oxford

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Architect: Adrian James Architects
Client: Private
Contractor: Carter Construction
Consultants: Baqus Sworn King ; Price & Myers
Contract Value: confidential
Date of completion: August 2011
Gross internal area: 180 sqm

Hill Top House Oxford Hill Top House Oxford Hill Top House Oxford
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The architects describe this scheme as ‘an essay in concrete for clients who relish the uncompromising ascetic quality of the material’.

The four level house follows a rigorous plan with double volume corridors either side of a circulation and services core. Despite the small footprint, the abiding impression is one of space flowing in all directions.

The construction employs large precast panels for the party walls. This enabled the main structure to be built very quickly. Altogether a tour-de-force in urban residential design.

Kings Grove, 16A Kings Grove, London SE15

Kings Grove Building
photo : James Brittain

Kings Grove London

Architect: Duggan Morris Architects
Client: Confidential
Contractor: ME Construction
Structural Engineer: Lyons O’Neil
Gross Internal Area: 140 sqm
Contract Value confidential
Cost per Sq m £2,285
Occupation Date: July 2010

This is a taut, exemplary response to the development of a landlocked site: an intelligent house built by an architect couple for themselves. The site, reached by a narrow lane, is contained by back gardens.

Kings Grove Property
photo : Mark Hadden

The house demonstrates a highly disciplined attention to detail in the design and the immaculate quality of the construction. All fitting-out responds absolutely to the brick module of the enclosure. A simple palette of materials is employed – exposed brickwork, oak storage wall panels, stairs and flooring and dark stained timber framed bespoke glazing. There is a playful use of brass in the glazing trim and the taps, and more play in the pink flesh coloured shower interiors.

Hill House, Kent

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Architect: Hampson Williams Architects
Client: Private
Contractor: Qube Special Projects
Structural Engineer Webb Yates Engineers
Services Engineer: Eng Design
Contract Value: confidential
Date of completion: February 2012
Gross internal area: 335 sqm

Hill House Kent Hill House Kent Hill House Kent Hill Top House Kent
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The brief called for a house that reflected the environmental sensitivities of the client, was contemporary in design, honest in its expression both of form and material and rooted in place. As with all private houses the type of spaces and their arrangement is intensely personal, and the design process sought to be open, collaborative and flexible.

Hilltop House Kent Hill House Kent Hill House Kent
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The house was conceived as a primarily timber construction. By using re-cycled excavation material as a retaining wall the carbon footprint was kept low and the project on budget. The beautifully crafted all plywood interior creates a simple, serene series of interconnected spaces. The ambitious in-situ welded steel stair is a dramatic sculptural element contrasting with the warmth of the plywood surrounding it on all sides.

Dellow Day Centre, 82 Wentworth Street, London E1

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Architect: Featherstone Young
Client: Providence Row
Structural Engineer: Conisbee
Environmental Engineer: FES (Future Energy Surveys)
Quantity Surveyor: Burke Hunter Adams
Contractor: John Perkins Projects
Gross Internal Area: 366 sqm
Contract Value; Confidential Occupation Date: November 2011

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The Marquis Hotel & Restaurant, Alkham, Dover, Kent

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Architect: Guy Hollaway Architects
Client: Private
Contractor: GSE Design and Build
Structural Engineer: A J Locke Consulting Engineers
Services Engineer: Bryant and Reina Group
Contract Value: private
Date of completion: November 2011
Gross internal area: 235 sqm

Previously refurbished by the same architects, due to the success of the Grade II Listed restaurant ‘The Marquis’ has now been extended to provide additional hotel rooms, improved staff facilities and an enlarged kitchen.

The new building ties into its surroundings with the use of locally sourced flint and Kent Peg Tiles reclaimed from the demolished cottage that used to be on the site. A sedum roof also meshes it into the landscape. A fine example of good architecture engendering business success.

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