Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 Winner

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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 Winner

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for projects with construction budget of less than £1 million

9 Oct 2019

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner

Cork House wins Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire, UK
photo © Ricky Jones

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Cork House, an ingenious carbon-neutral private house in Berkshire, made almost entirely from cork, as winner of the 2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize.

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire, UK
photo © Ricky Jones

Cork House, by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton has solid structural cork walls and a cork roof. All the cork components simply slot together, without glue, enabling them to be easily disassembled, reused or recycled. Located in the grounds of a Grade II listed 19th century mill house, it beautifully reflects and respects its natural surroundings.

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire, UK
photo © Ricky Jones

The Stephen Lawrence Prize aims to encourage new, experimental architectural talent, celebrating and rewarding projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million. First awarded in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, who was taking steps to become an architect before his untimely death in 1993, the £5,000 Prize has been sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation since its inception.

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire, UK
photo © Ricky Jones

Stephen Lawrence Prize founder Marco Goldschmied said:

“Cork House is a unique fusion of ancient construction methods and cutting-edge technical research to produce a highly innovative, low carbon solution with a wide variety of applications from mass housing to emergency shelters. We are delighted to present Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton with the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019.

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire, UK
photo © Ricky Jones

In addition, the judges and I would also to give a special mention and £1,000 award to an ingenious and beautifully detailed family home on the site of a tumbledown double garage, Pocket House by Tikari Works.”

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire
photo © Magnus Dennis

2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire
photo © Magnus Dennis

The judges for the 2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize were Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Doreen Lawrence OBE, 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 Meredith Bowles, Tonkin Liu, who won the 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize.

Cork House Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 Winner
photo © David Grandorge

Cork House Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 Winner
photo © David Grandorge

Previous winners of the Stephen Lawrence Prize include Old Shed New House by Tonkin Liu Architects (2018),The Houseboat by Mole Architects (2017), House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects (2016); The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects (2015); House No 7 by Denizen Works (2014); Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects (2013); Kings Grove by Duggan Morris Architects (2012); and St Patrick’s Primary School Library and Music Room by Coffey Architects (2011).

Cork House Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 materials
photo © Alex de Rijke

Cork House Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 materials
photo © Alex de Rijke

Cork House Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 materials
photo © Alex de Rijke

Photographer credits: © Ricky Jones, © Alex de Rijke, © Magnus Dennis, © David Grandorge

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019 Winner information from RIBA




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The Houseboat near Poole Harbour
photo © Rory Gardiner

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