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UK Architecture Awards : Winner News – Shortlisted Buildings & Architects

16 + 15 + 14 + 12 Oct 2015

RIBA Stirling Prize Winner

15 Oct – The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize winner:

Burntwood School, Wandsworth by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Bold, characterful new campus buildings with light-filled rooms and corridors add to a sense of this being a very collegiate school – winner of the Stirling Prize 2015.

Burntwood School Burntwood School

Photography: Timothy Soar

Burntwood School

7.00pm Awards presentation in the Jarvis Auditorium
BBC from 8.10pm – lasts 20 minutes
“Following a week of special reports on the contenders for Britain’s best new building, BBC News reports live from London as the winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize is announced.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06mtkdv

National Theatre wins 2015 RIBA Client of the Year award

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 Winner:
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 Architect.

Burntwood School by AHMM wins 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building

Burntwood School

Burntwood School

Burntwood School was chosen by the judges today from the following outstanding shortlisted entries:
• Darbishire Place, Peabody Housing, London by Niall McLaughlin Architects
• Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, Lanarkshire by Reiach and Hall Architects
• NEO Bankside housing, London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
• University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building, London by Heneghan Peng architects
• The Whitworth, University of Manchester by MUMA

The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize judges are: Jane Duncan, Chair and RIBA President; Peter Clegg, architect; Steve Tompkins architect and winner of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize; Dame Theresa Sackler, arts philanthropist and Rory Olcayto, Editor, The Architects’ Journal.

The winners of two other annual RIBA awards were also announced this evening:

• The Fishing Hut, Hampshire by Niall McLaughlin Architects won the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize for the best project with a construction budget of less than £1 million. Established in memory of Stephen Lawrence who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993, the prize is intended to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets. The prize is funded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation.

• National Theatre won the 2015 RIBA Client of the Year, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust. The award recognizes the role good clients play in the delivery of fine architecture.

• The winner of the RIBA House of the Year, sponsored by specialist insurer Hiscox, will be announced as part of a new Channel 4 TV series, Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year, in November 2015

Stirling Prize Public Favourite Winner
The Whitworth, Manchester won – gaining 38% of all votes, with Maggie’s Centre, Lanarkshire in second place. Tens of thousands of people voted. The BBC in partnership with the RIBA invited users to vote for their favourite. The vote is now closed.

20 Years of The RIBA Stirling Prize – Architecture Centre Exhibition, posted 12 Apr 2016

RIBA Stirling Prize Winner Shortlist

2015 RIBA Stirling Prize Betting Odds

The Whitworth: 13/8
Maggies Lanarkshire: 9/4
Darbishire Place: 3/1
Burntwood School: 5/1
University of Greenwich Stockwell St Building: 6/1
NEO Bankside: 8/1

Details at http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/riba-stirling-prize/riba/riba-stirling-prize

2015 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building

The shortlist for the prestigious 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, now in its 20th year, has been announced. The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 15 October 2015.

The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist features the bold and characterful Burntwood School; a confident and highly-crafted new affordable housing development at Darbishire Place in east London; the modest and calm Maggie’s cancer care centre in Lanarkshire; the structurally-impressive luxury housing towers at NEO Bankside on London’s south bank; an ambitious new library and teaching building at the University of Greenwich and the highly-original extension and refurbishment of The Whitworth art gallery in Manchester.

The shortlist for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize is:

Burntwood School, Wandsworth by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Bold, characterful new campus buildings with light-filled rooms and corridors add to a sense of this being a very collegiate school.

Burntwood School


Photography: Timothy Soar

Burntwood School Wandsworth

Darbishire Place, Peabody housing, E1 by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Dignified new 13-home Peabody apartment building, with refined proportions and details.

Darbishire Place


Photography: Nick Kane

Darbishire Place Housing

Maggie’s Lanarkshire by Reiach and Hall Architects
Modest, low building that gathers a sequence of domestic-scaled spaces. Visitors enter via a quiet arrival court, defined by the low brick walls and two lime trees. At once, a sense of dignity and calm is encountered.

Maggie’s Lanarkshire


Photography: David Grandorge

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

NEO Bankside, SE1 by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
New luxury housing towers with exo-skeleton and external lifts on London’s South Bank – a well-mannered example of a structurally expressive architecture.

NEO Bankside


Photography: Edmund Sumner

NEO Bankside

University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building, SE10 by Heneghan Peng architects
Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this delightful building houses the main university library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts.

University of Greenwich


Photography: Hufton + Crow

University of Greenwich

The Whitworth, University of Manchester by MUMA
Extension to the 19th century Whitworth Gallery – carefully crafted spaces emerge seamlessly from the existing as an integral yet individualistic part of the whole assembly.

The Whitworth


Photography: Alan Williams

The Whitworth, University of Manchester

The shortlist features projects by previous RIBA Stirling Prize winners Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Barajas Airport, 2006 (RRP); Maggie’s cancer care centre, London, 2009) – the Richard Rogers Partnership has previously been shortlisted four times (88 Wood Street, 2000; Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, 2002; The Senedd, 2006). AHMM has previously been shortlisted (Westminster Academy, 2008; The Angel Building, 2011), as have Niall McLaughlin Architects (Bishop Edward King Chapel, 2013) and Heneghan Peng Architects (Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre, 2013), This is the first year MUMA and Reiach and Hall Architects have been shortlisted for the prize.

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist features exceptional buildings designed for every stage of our lives: housing projects, a school, university, cultural and health buildings have all made the grade and show why the UK’s architectural talent and ambition is famed around the world.

The two education buildings – a suburban secondary academy and a slick new university building on a UNESCO site – will inspire any student lucky enough to learn in them. At the University of Greenwich, the new library, architecture and landscape school is a glamorous and flexible space – it lives harmoniously with its community who can enter the generous gallery, shop and cafe. Burntwood Academy is a huge south London girls’ school; AHMM, arguably the UK’s best schools architects have created a university-like campus building with light-filled classrooms and generous corridors. This project is built to last and adds huge value to the attainment and behaviour potential of its students. This is a model in secondary education design and shows why schools need the best architectural thinking – well-designed schools add long term value and inspire all those who attend and work in them.

On the shortlist are two highly successful dense and compact housing schemes on brownfield sites in London – a Peabody social housing apartment block on a former bomb site (Darbishire Place) and five luxury housing towers on the site of old warehouses (NEO Bankside). Both projects provide the highest-quality housing for the capital’s diverse and growing community.

The final two buildings on the shortlist are highly sensitive and inclusive projects: Maggie’s Lanarkshire cancer care centre is an oasis of calm retreat created in a previously alienating and unsympathetic environment – the corner of a hospital car park. The Whitworth is a tour de force; the extension and adaptation of a 19th century gallery; the project has created an art gallery of truly international standard.

Speaking about the shortlist RIBA President Stephen Hodder, the first ever winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize (for the Centenary Building at the University of Salford, 1996), said:

“The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the building that has made the biggest contribution to the evolution of architecture in a given year.

“Every one of the six shortlisted buildings illustrates why great architecture is so valuable. It has the power to delight, inspire and comfort us at all stages of our lives; to improve a student’s potential to learn, to provide a family with a decent home, and to create a sensitive and uplifting healthcare environment. In the shortlist we have six model buildings that will immeasurably improve the lives and wellbeing of all those who encounter them.

“The shortlisted projects are each surprising new additions to urban locations – hemmed in to a hospital car park, in-filling an east London square, completing a school campus – but their stand-out common quality is their exceptionally-executed crafted detail. From the simple palette of materials used on the Maggie’s Centre, to the huge repeating facades of Neo Bankside, every detail on every building, both internally and externally, is well-executed.”

“Not only are these the best new housing projects, school, university, cultural and health buildings in the country today, they are game-changers that other architects, clients and local authorities should aspire to. The RIBA Stirling Prize judges have an unenviable task.”

The winner of the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on the evening of Thursday 15 October at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. For further information on the event www.architecture.com/StirlingPrize

The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize jury, who will visit the six shortlisted buildings and select the winner on 15 October, is chaired by Jane Duncan (RIBA President, from 1 Sept 2015), with architects Peter Clegg and Steve Tompkins; and Dame Theresa Sackler, arts philanthropist.

The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.

RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist information from RIBA

RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building


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Stirling Prize

Stirling Prize Background

RIBA Awards : contenders for the Stirling Prize

RIBA Stirling Prize Winner in 2012 : Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
Design: Stanton Williams
RIBA Stirling Prize Winner
photograph © Hufton+Crow

Stirling Prize Awards background on shortlist / buildings / architects / odds / favourite

The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year

Stirling Prize 2012 : further information on the shortlisted buildings

RIBA Special Awards

Pritzker Prize – Architect Winners

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