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RIBA Client of the Year 2015

The Bloxham Charitable Trust, England, UK – Creation of Fine Architecture

15 Oct 2015

2015 RIBA Client of the Year

National Theatre wins 2015 RIBA Client of the Year award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has this evening (15 October 2015) named National Theatre the 2015 RIBA Client of the Year. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.

National Theatre, London

National Theatre London Client of the Year Award winner

National Theatre London Client of the Year Award winner 2015
photos © Philip Vile

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:

“Architecture needs clients who take a long-term approach to their properties, and few have had a longer commitment than the National Theatre. Ever since Sir Laurence Olivier’s initial dream in the 1960s of a national theatre with a permanent home on London’s South Bank, successive directors have seen architecture and theatre as being mutually inter-dependent. Sir Denys Lasdun, Stanton Williams and Haworth Tompkins have successively given an improved theatrical experience to actors and audiences. The result of both of the latter architects’ work has made Lasdun’s masterpiece more than worthy of its Grade I-listed status.”

National Theatre, London

National Theatre, London

National Theatre, London
photos © Philip Vile

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

The RIBA Client of the Year award is supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust.

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Previous winners of RIBA Client of the Year include The Royal Shakespeare Company (2011), Olympic Delivery Authority (2012) and the National Trust (2013) and Manchester Metropolitan University (2014).

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Tom Bloxham MBE of Urban Splash supports the RIBA Client of the Year award through his charity The Bloxham Charitable Trust.

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2 Oct 2010

Hammerson – Award

Hammerson named RIBA Client of the Year 2010 supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust

Hammerson have been named the 2010 RIBA Client of the Year supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust.

St Botolph's Hall
photo © Mikael Schilling

The RIBA Client of the Year award honours the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture. They 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

Threadneedle Street project:
Threadneedle Street Threadneedle Street London
photos from RIBA

The judges named Hammerson the 2010 Client of the Year for their commitment to supporting good architecture. Working with a mix of established and younger architects, they have produced commercial architecture of the highest quality. Inspiring design has resulted in inspiring projects, which include the Foreign Office’s striking net glazing at Leicester; artist Susanna Heron’s etched glass windows in Stanton Williams’s Bristol store, and the beautifully detailed oriel window shopfronts in Eric Parry’s Threadneedle Street project.

Client of the Year Award Winner
– 2010

Buildings by Hammerson include House of Fraser Bristol
House of Fraser Bristol
photo : Hélène Binet

Highcross Leicester
the shires leicester
image from ArcelorMittal




2 Oct 2010

RIBA Special Awards Winners

Crown Estate Conservation Award
Neues Museum, Berlin
Neues Museum interior
photograph : Ute Zscharnt

RIBA CABE Public Space Award
The Pier Head and Canal Link, Liverpool
Pierhead & Canal Link
photo © Alan Cookson

Stephen Lawrence Prize
The Artist’s House, London
Artist's House London
image © Philip Gumuchdjian
Gumuchdjian Architects have successfully transformed a 1950s terraced house and garden into a bespoke family home, and inspiring office space, for the artist and writer clients.

The RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award
St Luke’s CE Primary School, Wolverhampton
St Luke's CE Primary School Building
photo : Leigh Simpson

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