RIBA Client of the Year 2017: Buildings

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RIBA Client of the Year 2017

The Bloxham Charitable Trust, England, UK – Announced by the RIBA

7 Sep 2017

RIBA Client of the Year 2017

RIBA Client of the Year shortlist reveals the clients championing brilliant architecture

– Bedales School Art and Design Building
– Wolfson Tree Management Centre
– Tate Modern Blavatnik Building
– Dujardin Mews

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 7 September 2017) announced the shortlist for the RIBA Client of the Year 2017. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.

The 2017 shortlist is:

• Bedales School
for Bedales School Art and Design Building, Hampshire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Bedales School
photograph © Hufton + Crow
Bedales School Art and Design Building

• Forestry Commission
for Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire by Invisible Studio
Wolfson Tree Management Centre
photo © Andy Matthews

also Stihl Treetop Walkway by Glenn Howells Architects
Stihl Treetop Walkway by Glenn Howells Architects
photo © Rob Parrish

• London Borough of Enfield
for Dujardin Mews, London by Karakusevic Carson Architects (with Maccreanor Lavington)
Dujardin Mews Enfield London building
photo © Emanuelis Stasaitis

• Tate
for Tate Modern Blavatnik Building (Switch House), London by Herzog & de Meuron

Tate Modern Blavatnik Building Switch House
photo © Iwan Baan

The winner of RIBA Client of the Year 2017 will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on Tuesday 31 October at The Roundhouse in central London.

Citatins & more images of shortlisted buildings:

Bedales School
for Bedales School Art and Design Building
by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Text by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios:

“ ‘If I could insist upon one thing for this project, it would be that there should be all manner of incidental places to be – places to sit, to draw, to fall in love, to do all the things that happen when you are at Bedales that make it such a wonderful place to be.’

“The manner and spirit of the conversations with Matthew Rice, chair of governors, and others at the school was so influential – it was a co-authorship in the truest sense. It is a building after a philosophy of being – the ethos of the school is manifest throughout.”

Forestry Commission
for Stihl Treetop Walkway
by Glenn Howells Architects and

Stihl Treetop Walkway by Glenn Howells Architects

Stihl Treetop Walkway by Glenn Howells Architects
photos © Rob Parrish

Wolfson Tree Management Centre
by Invisible Studio

Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire by Invisible Studio
photo © Piers Taylor

Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire by Invisible Studio
photos © Andy Matthews

Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire by Invisible Studio

Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire by Invisible Studio

Text by Invisible Studio:

“Until the Wolfson Tree Management Centre, The Forestry Commission at Westonbirt Arboretum had never, despite having perhaps the best stock of timber in the country, built infrastructure and buildings at Westonbirt using their own timber or using their own volunteers and staff to assist in the construction. The Forestry Commission is a government organisation, the project was delivered under JCT contracts and the client at Westonbirt was prepared to take the risk of using their own timber, directly from site, in an experimental and prototypical application to construct the buildings with biggest single span from single timber members in UK construction history.

“The timber was hand hewn by volunteers on site, graded on site, and used in an untreated and unprocessed way, with Westonbirt’s own staff joining the construction team throughout to acquire new skills that could be used on the Estate. The client showed an enormously level head, patience, shred judgement and brilliant project management skills in assisting delivering buildings that are a model for any and every rural community.”

London Borough of Enfield
for Dujardin Mews
by Karakusevic Carson Architects

Dujardin Mews Enfield London
photos © Mark Hadden

Dujardin Mews Enfield London

Dujardin Mews Enfield London

Dujardin Mews Enfield London

Text by Karakusevic Carson Architects:

“Peter George has led an ambitious and design focused team at Enfield Council to start a borough-wide home building programme delivered directly by the council, of which Dujardin Mews is the pioneer scheme. Karakusevic Carson Architects have worked closely with Enfield, advising on strategy, design, and construction on this project and the wider strategy for thousands of new council-led homes.

“Alongside this, Enfield is leading one of the country’s largest regeneration programmes at Meridian Water for a new neighbourhood of 10,000 homes and 7,000 new jobs in the Lee Valley. The council have been leading on infrastructure planning, a new station, site-wide masterplanning, production facilities and new industrial space for the 21st century, as well as the first phase delivery of 725 new mixed tenure homes.

“Delivering successful projects in such complex locations is really challenging and the success of Dujardin Mews shows the commitment, investment and ambition needed to change the status quo and exhibit the potential of the public sector.”

Tate
for Tate Modern Blavatnik Building
by Herzog & de Meuron

Tate Modern Blavatnik Building Switch House
photos © Iwan Baan

Tate Modern Blavatnik Building Switch House

Tate Modern Blavatnik Building Switch House

Tate Modern Blavatnik Building Switch House

Text by Herzog & de Meuron:

“In April 1994 the Tate Gallery declared that the derelict Bankside Power Station would be the home for the new Tate Modern Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

“Since the opening of Tate Modern on the 11 May 2000, to the unveiling of the Tanks in July 2012, and the completion of the Blavatnik Building in June 2016, Tate Modern has been recognised as the leading gallery of modern art; a progressive and vital public space that attracts millions of visitors every year and has transformed this area of London and the way the world experiences art.

“For over twenty years, we have had the privilege of collaborating with this inspiring organisation, and are honoured to have been a part of Tate’s vision for this extraordinary institution.”




2016 RIBA Client of the Year Winner

RIBA Client of the Year Winner

Winner: Westmorland Limited – nominated by Glenn Howells Architects for the 2016 RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Architects and AFL Architects

Gloucester Services
image : Paul Miller

The 2016 shortlist:

Leicester Print Workshop – nominated by Takero Shimazaki Architects for their 2016 RIBA Award-winning Leicester Print Workshop

Leicester Print Workshop
images : Anton Gorlenko

Manchester City Council – nominated by Mecanoo for their 2016 RIBA National Award-winning HOME (in addition to the 2016 RIBA North West Award winners Manchester Central Library by Ryder Architecture and Library Walk Link Building by SimpsonHaugh and Partners)

Home
images : Machteld Schoep

HOME by Mecanoo

University of Oxford Estates – nominated by WilkinsonEyre for their 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Weston Library

Weston Library
image : John Cairns

Wilkinson Eyre

Westmorland Limited – nominated by Glenn Howells Architects for the 2016 RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Architects and AFL Architects

Gloucester Services
images : Paul Miller

Glenn Howells Architects

Client of the Year Award 2016 information / images 010916

2015 RIBA Stirling Prize winner – Burntwood School, Wandsworth by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner – The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects

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

St Botolph's Hall
photo © Mikael Schilling

Client of the Year Award Winner – 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

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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