Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 Winner

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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 Winner

2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 Winner

The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects wins the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize

A beautifully-crafted wooden fishing hut on a small new estate in Hampshire has been awarded the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize. The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the coveted annual 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.

The Fishing Hut
photo © Niall McLaughlin Architects

The judges for the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize were Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Doreen Lawrence CBE the mother of Stephen Lawrence, Marco Goldschmied, RIBA Past President and Founder of the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, which established the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 1998 and Murray Kerr, founder of Denizen Works, which won the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2014.

The Stephen Lawrence Prize, sponsored by the Marco Goldshmied Foundation, is intended to encourage fresh architecture talent and reward the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million.

The winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize was announced this evening (Thursday 15 October) at the RIBA Stirling Prize party at RIBA in central London.

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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 Shortlist

2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 3 September) announced the shortlist for the 2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize.

Pear Tree House:
Pear Tree House
photograph © Nick Worley

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, and sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, is intended to encourage fresh architecture talent and reward the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million.

The Fishing Hut:
The Fishing Hut
photo © Niall McLaughlin Architects

A South London house built around a pear tree; a fishing hut in Hampshire; a seaside stage and shelter in West Sussex; a ‘living laboratory’ built from rubbish in Brighton; a converted eighteenth-century threshing barn in Kent; a Wiltshire garden retreat and a low-energy house in Somerset feature on the shortlist:

• Acoustic Shells, West Sussex by Flanagan Lawrence
• Ancient Party Barn, Kent by Liddicoat & Goldhill LLP
• Brighton Waste House, East Sussex by BBM Sustainable Design Ltd
• Dundon Passivhaus, Somerset by Prewett Bizley Architects
• The Fishing Hut, Hampshire by Niall McLaughlin Architects
• Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio, Wiltshire by Stonewood Design
• Pear Tree House, London by Edgley Design

Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton:
Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton
photo © Flanagan Lawrence

RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize founder Marco Goldschmied said:
“I am particularly impressed with the diversity of the projects shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. Each has been expertly designed to work with rather than against the constraints of the site, whether rural or urban. The shortlist proves that brilliant architecture can be executed on a smaller budget and clearly demonstrates the ingenuity of the profession today. We very much look forward to selecting this year’s winner.”

The winner of the 2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on 15 October at the RIBA in central London.

The judges are Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Doreen Lawrence CBE the mother of Stephen Lawrence, Marco Goldschmied, RIBA Past President and Founder of the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, which established the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize in 1998 and Murray Kerr, founder of Denizen Works, which won the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2014.

The Architects’ Journal is media partner for the RIBA awards, including the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize, and professional media partner for the RIBA Stirling Prize. The RIBA Stirling Prize is sponsored by Almacantar.

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 Citations

The judges’ citations for each building follow:

Acoustic Shells

Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton

Architect: Flanagan Lawrence
Location: Littlehampton
Internal Area: 88m2
Completed: 2014
Cost: £100,000
Client: Littlehampton Town Council
Contractor: Shotcrete
Structural Engineer: Expedition Engineering
Landscape Architects: Landbuild
Photographers: Andy Lee, Flanagan Lawrence

Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton

Ancient Party Barn

Architect: Liddicoat & Goldhill LLP
Location: Kent
Internal Area: 213m2
Completed: 2014
Cost: Confidential
Client: Private
Contractor: Virgil Petraitis
Consultant: Fluid Structures
Consultant: Iso Energy
Photographer: Keith Collie

Ancient Party Barn

Ancient Party Barn

Brighton Waste House

Architect: BBM Sustainable Design Ltd
Location: Brighton
Internal Area: 85m2
Completed: 2014
Cost: £200,000
Client: College of Arts & Humanities, University of Brighton
Contractor: The Mears Group
Structural Engineer: BBP Consulting Engineers
M&E Engineer: Robinson Associates Engineers
Photographer: The University of Brighton

Brighton Waste House

Brighton Waste House

Dundon Passivhaus

Architect: Prewett Bizley Architects
Location: Compton Dundon, Somerset
Internal Area: 226m2
Completed: 2015
Cost: £470,000
Client: Graham Bizley
Contractor: Self Build (Graham Bizley)
Structural Engineer: Structural Solutions
Interior Design: Emily Bizley Interior Design
Photographer: Graham Bizley

Dundon Passivhaus

Dundon Passivhaus

The Fishing Hut

Architect: Niall Mclaughlin Architects
Location: Hampshire
Internal Area: 66m2
Completed: 2014
Cost: Confidential
Client: Private
Contractor: Inwood Developments Ltd
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers
Landscape Architects: Imagination Design
Cost Consultant: Ridge and Partners Llp
M&E Engineers: Max Fordham
Photographer: Niall McLaughlin Architects

The Fishing Hut, Hampshire

The Fishing Hut

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

Architect: Stonewood Design
Location: Wiltshire
Internal Area: 29 M2
Completed: 2014
Cost: £150,000
Client: Private
Contractor: Sadler Builders
Photographer: Jo Chambers

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

Pear Tree House

Architect: Edgley Design
Location: London, SE22
Internal Area: 425m2
Completed: 2013
Cost: Confidential
Client: Jake and Catherine Edgley
Contractor: Pulcher Build
Structural engineers: Hardman Structural Engineers
M&E Engineers: Mendick Waring
Photographer: Nicholas Worley

Pear Tree House

Pear Tree House

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2015 information from RIBA

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