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RIBA Awards 2022 Winners

Royal Institute of British Architects: Prize Winners News – Architectural Information

24 + 23 June 2022

UK’s best new buildings – RIBA announces 2022 National Award winners

RIBA Awards 2022 Winning Buildings and Architects

Thursday 23 June 2022 – The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 23 June) announced the 29 winners of the 2022 RIBA National Awards for architecture. The awards, which have been presented since 1966, recognise the UK’s best new buildings and provide an insight into the UK’s latest design and economic trends.

From the modernisation of a traditional village pub in North Yorkshire (The Alice Hawthorn) to a remodelled London landmark (BFI Riverfront); from an impressive family house built on the shores of a lake in Northern Ireland (House at Lough Beg) to a net-zero carbon office building sitting above the new Crossrail line in the City of London (100 Liverpool Street); from a viewing tower at an Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in Suffolk (Sutton Hoo) to the UK’s first secondary school to achieve ‘Passivhaus’ eco status (Harris Academy Sutton) – this year’s projects showcase the extraordinary breadth and brilliance of UK architecture today.

Key trends among this year’s award winners include:

Uniting communities

In West London’s Fulham South Park, the council, local residents and architects have collaborated to create a new cultural community hub (Sands End Arts and Community Centre); with the flow of users at the centre of its design, Guildford Crematorium has been sensitively reconfigured to provide a tranquil series of spaces for mourners, including a new chapel; and a neo-classical style 18th century church in Hackney has been transformed into a world class music and events venue, attracting visitors from across the globe (St John’s Church Hackney).

Housing for the future

On the outskirts of Winchester, 50 new homes illustrate a vision for modern rural living (Lovedon Fields); as part of the regeneration of London’s Elephant and Castle, a new city block wrapping around a community garden provides 228 new homes (Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park); and Camden Council has successfully slotted 15 new highly insulated, energy-efficient homes into an existing estate (Kiln Place).

Restoration and adaptation of existing buildings

In Carlisle, the 900-year-old former dining hall of the Cathedral priory (The Fratry), has been transformed into a world-class education and events space; a remodelled house rises from the ruins of a 17th Century parchment factory and old cattle shed in Northampton (The Parchment Works); an Edwardian cottage hospital in Devon, originally designed by C. F. A. Voysey has been restored and converted into a holiday home for the Landmark Trust (Winsford Cottage Hospital); and in the Scottish Borders, an iconic 1950’s Modernist house, once fire damaged has now been restored to its former glory (High Sunderland).

Speaking today, RIBA President, Simon Allford, said:

“At a time when we need to bring people together and plan for a sustainable future, this year’s RIBA National Award-winning buildings offer much hope. This is a powerful collection of buildings that show, despite the economic, political and social turmoil of the last few years, how great architecture can emerge even in challenging conditions.

As we start to settle from the pandemic, I am particularly encouraged by the number and quality of new buildings designed to foster community. From local cultural hubs to reinvigorated accessible arts venues, these projects demonstrate the power of good architecture to lift spirits and enhance lives.

I’m very pleased to see new and innovative solutions to meet the ever-growing demand for high quality, energy-efficient homes, showing what can be achieved by forward-thinking clients. From developments on the fringes of rural towns to upgraded social housing in cities, these winners set a new benchmark and vision for the future of UK housing.

Retaining and reusing existing buildings is a crucial part of our low carbon future and I am really encouraged to see restoration and sensitive adaptation feature so prominently this year; with buildings acknowledging their history, the needs of the present and the potential of a dynamic future. It is particularly inspiring to see the UK’s first secondary school to achieve ‘Passivhaus’ eco-accreditation amongst our winners – a benchmark for investment in sustainable education buildings.

I congratulate every client, architect and construction team for their achievements.”

The 2022 RIBA National Award winners are:

• 100 Liverpool Street by Hopkins Architects (London)
• Aisher House, Sevenoaks School by Tim Ronalds Architects (Southeast)
• BFI Riverfront by Carmody Groarke (London)
• Creek House, by Seth Stein Architects Ltd (Southwest)
• Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus by Reiach and Hall Architects (Scotland)
• Guildford Crematorium by Haverstock (Southeast)
• Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road by Henley Halebrown (London)
• Harris Academy, Sutton by Architype (London)
• Hawley Wharf by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (London)
• High Sunderland by Loader Monteith (Scotland)
• House at Lough Beg by McGonigle McGrath (Northern Ireland)
• Ibstock Place School Refectory by Maccreanor Lavington (London)
• Kiln Place by Peter Barber Architects (London)
• LB Southwark SILS3 by Tim Ronalds Architects (London)
• Lovedon Fields by john pardey architects (South)
• Magdalene College Library by Niall McLaughlin Architects (East)
• Masters Field Development by Niall McLaughlin Architects (South)
• Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park by Panter Hudspith Architects (London)
• Quarry Studios by Moxon Architects (Scotland)
• Sands End Arts and Community Centre by Mæ Architects (London)
• St John’s Church, Hackney by Thomas Ford & Partners (London)
• Suffolk Cottage by Haysom Ward Miller Architects (East)
• Surbiton Springs by Surman Weston (London)
• Sutton Hoo by Nissen Richards Studio (East)
• The Alice Hawthorn by De Matos Ryan (Yorkshire)
• The Fratry by Feilden Fowles (Northwest)
• The Mitchell Building at Skinners’ School by Bell Phillips Architects (Southeast)
• The Parchment Works by Will Gamble Architects (East Midlands)
• Winsford Cottage Hospital by benjamin+beauchamp architects (Southwest)

Selected images and links to winners:

100 Liverpool Street design by Hopkins Architects:
100 Liverpool Street design by Hopkins Architects - 2022 RIBA London Awards
photograph © Charles Hosea

Aisher House, Sevenoaks School design by Tim Ronalds Architects:
Aisher House, Sevenoaks School
photograph : Tim Ronalds Architects

BFI Riverfront, London design by Carmody Groarke, Architects:
BFI Riverfront London: British Film Institute
photo : Luke Hayes
BFI Riverfront

Forth Valley College, Stirling design by Reiach and Hall Architects:
Forth Valley College, Stirling Education Campus
photo courtesy of RIBA

Guildford Crematorium, Godalming design by Haverstock:
Guildford Crematorium Surrey building
photo : Simon Kennedy

Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road, design by Henley Halebrown:
Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road
photo © Nick Kane

Harris Academy, Sutton, design by Architype:
Harris Academy, Sutton, by Architype - 2022 RIBA London Awards
photograph © Jack Hobhouse

Hawley Wharf design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris:
Hawley Wharf London building by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
photo © Timothy Soar

High Sunderland, Galashiels design by Loader Monteith:
High Sunderland home in Galashiels by Loader Monteith
photo : Dapple Photography

House at Lough Beg design by McGonigle McGrath Architects:
House at Lough Beg, Northern Ireland
photo : Aidan McGrath

Ibstock Place School Refectory design by Maccreanor Lavington:
Ibstock Place School Refectory, Maccreanor Lavington
photo © Jack Hobhouse

Kiln Place design by Peter Barber Architects:
Kiln Place, by Peter Barber Architects - 2022 RIBA London Awards
photograph © Morley von Sternberg

LB Southwark SILS3, Peckham
LB Southwark SILS3 - 2022 RIBA London Awards
photograph © Jim Stephenson

Magdalene College Library, University of Cambridge, design by Niall McLaughlin Architects:
Magdalene College University of Cambridge Building Design
photo : Nick Kane
Magdalene College Library University of Cambridge

Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park, design by Panter Hudspith Architects:
Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park, Panter Hudspith Architects
photograph © Timothy Soar

Quarry Studios Cairngorms National Park design by moxon architects:
Quarry Studios Cairngorms National Park
photo © Timothy Soar

Sands End Arts and Community Centre design by Mæ Architects:
Sands End Arts Community Centre - 2022 RIBA London Awards
photo © Rory Gardiner

St John’s Church, Hackney, design by Thomas Ford & Partners:
St John's Church, Hackney, by Thomas Ford & Partners
photograph © Gilbert McCarragher

Stone Cottage, Bury St Edmunds design by Haysom Ward Miller Architects:
Stone Cottage Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk house
photo : Richard Fraser
Stone Cottage Bury St Edmunds

Ditton Hill House, Surbiton, Southwest London
Design: Surman Weston Architects
Ditton Hill, Surbiton home
photo : Johan Dehlin
House in Ditton Hill, Surbiton

Sutton Hoo Buildings, Woodbridge design by Nissen Richards Studio, Architects:
Sutton Hoo buildings, Woodbridge, Suffolk tower
photo : Gareth Gardner
Sutton Hoo Buildings, Woodbridge, Suffolk

The Alice Hawthorn design by De Matos Ryan:
The Alice Hawthorn, North Yorkshire building
photo © Nick Hufton, Hufton and Crow

The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral design by Feilden Fowles Architects:
The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral building - 2022 RIBA Northwest Awards Winner
photo © Peter Cook

The Mitchell Building at Skinners’ School design by Bell Phillips Architects:
The Mitchell Building at Skinners School
photo : Kilian O’ Sullivan

The Parchment Works, Northamptonshire design by Will Gamble Architects:
Parchment Works, Northamptonshire property - 2022 RIBA East Midlands Award Winners
photo © Johan Dehlin

Previously on e-architect

27 Nov 2020

RIBA Awards in 2022

RIBA confirms 2021 and 2022 UK Awards programme plans

Friday 27th of November 2020 – The RIBA has today announced that the next call for UK awards entries will be next year – for the 2022 RIBA Awards.

The 2021 RIBA UK Awards (including Regional, National and the RIBA Stirling Prize) will be selected from the shortlist for the 2020 RIBA Regional, RIAS, and RSAW Awards.

The RIBA will continue to build on its rigorous eligibility and judging criteria, and, from the 2022 RIBA Awards, will require all project entries to have been in use for one year. This change will enable judges to assess projects with even more detail on their performance, more extensive client feedback, and a better understanding of how the project functions within its civic, communal and environmental context. It will also add greater focus to the sustainability criteria – further aligning them with the standards set out in the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

RIBA President Alan Jones said:
“I am pleased that the 2021 RIBA UK Awards will focus on judging and celebrating the exceptional projects that we were unable to visit this year. Not only is this the fairest outcome – reached after detailed consultation with entrants and jurors – but it provides an unexpected opportunity for us to bring forward plans to significantly refresh our judging criteria – with projects having to be in use for one year. The RIBA and our members are committed to the best, sustainable design that will serve generations to come, and I am pleased that from 2022 we will be able to further demonstrate this through our awards programme.”

Previously on e-architect:

May 2018

RIBA Awards in 2018

RIBA National Awards Winners in 2018

RIBA Southeast Awards Winners 2018
Sibson Building - RIBA Awards Winner in 2018
photo © Quintin Lake

RIBA East Awards Winners 2018
West Court Jesus College Building - RIBA Awards Winner in 2018
photo © Nick Kane

RIBA Yorkshire Awards Winners in 2018
National College for High Speed Rail UK - RIBA Awards Winner in 2018
photo © Phil Grayston

RIBA Northeast Awards Winners 2018

RIBA West Midlands Awards Winners 2018

RIBA International Award in 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards for International Excellence 2018

RIBA National Awards Shortlists in 2018

Arranged by region, alphabetical:

RIBA East Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA London Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA Northeast Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA Northwest Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA South Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA Southeast Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA West Midlands Awards Shortlist 2018

RIBA Yorkshire Awards Shortlist in 2018

23 + 22 Jun 2017

RIBA Awards in 2017

RIBA National Awards Winners in 2017

49 projects across the UK have been announced as winners in the 2017 National Awards for architecture, which distinguishes the UK’s most outstanding buildings and offers insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country.

A shortlist for the prestigious Stirling Prize will be selected from this list.

Arranged by region:

RIBA East Awards Winners in 2017

• Carrowbreck Meadow by Hamson Barron Smith – Norwich, Norfolk, England – Housing development – private
Carrowbreck Meadow building - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017
photo © Jefferson Smith

• The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype – Norwich, Norfolk, England – University
Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 | www.e-architect.com
photo © Nick Caville

• Peacock House by BHSF Architekten with Studio-P Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England – Individual house
Peacock House Suffolk - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017
photo © Benedikt Redmann

• St Albans Abbey by Richard Griffiths Architects – St Albans, Hertfordshire, England – Place of worship
St Albans Cathedral Building - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 | www.e-architect.com
photo © Richard Griffiths

• Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre by Walters & Cohen Architects Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England – Place of worship
Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre Suffolk - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017
photo © Dennis Gilbert – VIEW
Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre Building in Suffolk

• The Welding Institute Eric Parry Architects Great Abington, Cambridge, England Research institution
The Welding Institute, Cambridgeshire - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017
photo © Dirk Lindner
The Welding Institute Building

• Leicester Cathedral’s Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’ by van Heyningen and Haward Architects – Leicester, England – Place of worship
Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’ - RIBA Awards Winner in 2017
photo © Carlo Draisci

Winning buildings and architects listed by British region:

London Awards Winners in 2017

• The Laboratory, Dulwich College by Grimshaw – Dulwich, south London, England School – independent/public

• No 49 by 31/44 Architects – Hither Green, southeast London, England – Individual House

• The Loom by Duggan Morris Architects – Whitechapel, east London, England – Workspace/office

• 8 Finsbury Circus by WilkinsonEyre – City of London – Workspace/office
8 Finsbury Circus City of London Building - a RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 for London
image courtesy of architects
8 Finsbury Circus

• 40 Chancery by Lane Bennetts Associates – Holborn, central London, England – Mixed use building – Workspace/office and retail
40 Chancery Lane London
photo ® Hufton+Crow
Saatchi & Saatchi Chancery Lane HQ

• King’s College School by Allies and Morrison – Wimbledon, southwest London, England – School – independent/public

• New Scotland Yard by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Embankment, central London, England – Workspace/office
New Scotland Yard by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris - a RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 for London
picture from London Metropolitan Police Service
New Scotland Yard by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

• Paradise Gardens by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands – Hammersmith, west London, England – Housing development – private

• Photography Studio for Juergen Teller by 6a architects – Ladbroke Grove, west London, England – Mixed use building – workspace and residential
Photography Studio Ladbroke Grove for Juergen Teller - a RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 for London
photo © Johan Dehlin
Photography Studio for Juergen Teller wins a RIBA Award 2017

• Silchester by Haworth Tompkins – Notting Hill, west London, England – Housing development – social

• Barretts Grove by Amin Taha + Groupwork – Stoke Newington, north London, England – Housing development – private
Barretts Grove House in Stoke Newington - a RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 for London
photo © Timothy Soar
Barretts Grove wins a RIBA Award in 2017

• Dujardin Mews by Karakusevic Carson Architects with Maccreanor Lavington – Ponders End, north London, England -Housing development – social

• Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building by Herzog & de Meuron – Bankside, central London, England – Museum
New Tate Modern London Extension - a RIBA Awards Winner in 2017 for London
Switch House, Tate Modern © Iwan Baan
Tate Modern Blavatnik Building by Herzog & de Meuron

• The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – Bloomsbury, central London, England – Museum
British Museum Development London
image © the Trustees of the British Museum
British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre / British Museum Development

• Walmer Yard – P Salter and Associates with Mole Architects + John Comparelli Architects – Holland Park, west London, England – Housing development – private

RIBA Northeast Awards Winners in 2017

• Live Works by Flanagan Lawrence with Tench Maddison Ash Architects – Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Theatre
Live Works Newcastle Building

• Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects – West Woodburn, Northumberland, England – Individual house

• The Word by FaulknerBrowns Architects – South Shields, South Tyneside, England – Library and cultural venue

Northwest Awards Winners in 2017

• Chetham’s School of Music – Stoller Hall by stephenson STUDIO – Manchester, England School – independent/public
Chetham's School of Music Building
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson
Chetham’s School of Music Building

• Finlays Warehouse by Stephenson Studio – Northern Quarter, Manchester, England Housing development – private

• Liverpool Philharmonic by Caruso St John Architects – Liverpool, England – Theatre

• Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners – Christie Hospital, south Manchester, England – Healthcare
Maggie's Cancer Centre
photograph © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building

RIBA Northern Ireland Awards Winners in 2017

• Fallahogey Studio by McGarry-Moon Architects Ltd – Kilrea, Northern Ireland – Workspace/office
Fallahogey Studio, Kilrea
photo : Adam Currie

South Awards Winners in 2017

• Bedales School of Art and Design Building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios – Petersfield, Hampshire, England School – independent/public
Art and Design Building, Bedales School, Petersfield
photograph © Hufton+Crow

• The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College by Stanton Williams University of Oxford – Oxford, England – University
The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College, Oxford
photograph © Nick Hufton

• Magdalen College Library by Wright & Wright Architects – University of Oxford, Oxford, England – University
Magdalen College Library, Oxford
photograph © Dennis Gilbert

• Warwick Hall Community Centre by Acanthus Clews Architects – Burford, Oxfordshire, England – Community space
Warwick Hall Community Centre, Burford by Acanthus Clews Architects
photograph © Andy Marshall

Southeast Awards Winners in 2017

• Caring Wood by Macdonald Wright Architects Rural Office for Architecture – near Maidstone, Kent, England – Individual house

• Command of the Oceans by Baynes and Mitchell Architects – Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent, England – Museum
Command of the Oceans, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham by Baynes and Mitchell Architects
photo : Hélène Binet
Command of the Oceans in Chatham

• Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects – Hastings, East Sussex, England – Leisure
Hastings Pier, Hastings by dRMM Architects
photo : Alex de Rijke
Hastings Pier Building

• British Airways i360 by Marks Barfield Architects – Brighton & Hove, England – Leisure
British Airways i360
British Airways i360 Drone image : Visual Air
British Airways i360 Building

• South Street by Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd. – Lewes, East Sussex, England – Individual house

Southwest Awards Winners in 2017

• Dyson Campus Expansion by WilkinsonEyre – Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England – Workspace/office

• New Music Facilities for Wells Cathedral School by Eric Parry Architects – Wells, Somerset, England School – independent/public
Wells Cathedral School
image : Smoothie
New Music Facilities for Wells Cathedral School

• Wolfson Tree Management Centre by Invisible Studio – Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England – Leisure

North Awards Winners in 2017

• Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum by Glenn Howells Architects – Lichfield, Staffordshire – Memorial

• Blackburn Meadows Biomass by BDP – Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England – Energy infrastructure

• Derwenthorpe Phase One by Studio Partington – York, north Yorkshire, England – Housing development – private

• Victoria Gate Arcades by ACME – Leeds city centre, England – Retail

RIAS Awards Winners in 2017

• City of Glasgow College by Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects – Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Scotland – Further education college
City of Glasgow College Building

• Newhouse of Auchengee by Ann Nisbet Studio – Meikle Auchengree, North Ayrshire, Scotland – Individual house

• Rockvilla by Hoskins Architects – Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, Scotland – Workspace/office

RIBA president Jane Duncan said,

“The lack of high-quality new housing is a huge issue in the UK so I am particularly pleased to see great examples of well-designed, sustainable new homes amongst our award winners,” she added.

“We all deserve a well-designed, affordable home, wherever we live in the country. I encourage other local authorities, developers and clients to look at these projects as exemplars.”

She praised the inclusion of a number of high-quality schools – including The Laboratory at Dulwich College and new music facilities at Wells Cathedral School – but said it was disappointing to see no new state school buildings included in this year’s awards.

“Well-designed schools support improved student achievement, and staff and student wellbeing and should be part of educational aspirations for all our schools, not just those in the fee-paying sector,” she said.


8 Apr 2017

RIBA Awards Shortlists 2017

RIBA Awards Shortlists in 2017

The winners will be announced at an Awards event at Ascot Racecourse on Thursday 25 May.

RIBA London Awards 2017

RIBA West Midlands Awards 2017

RIBA Southeast Awards 2017

RIBA South Awards 2017

RIBA Southwest Awards 2017

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards 2017

RIBA East Awards 2017

RIAS Awards 2017 Shortlist

RIBA Northern Ireland Awards 2017


14 Jul 2016

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 Shortlist

23 Jun 2016

RIBA Awards 2016 Winners

RIBA National Award Winners 2016

The UK’s best new buildings

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today, Thursday 23 June, announced the winners of the 2016 RIBA National Awards, the most rigorous and prestigious awards for new buildings in the UK.

RIBA National Award-winning buildings set the standard for good architecture. The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best building of the year will be drawn from the 46 award-winning buildings announced today.

61 Oxford Street
image : Timothy Soar

RIBA Awards Past Winners

RIBA Awards 2013 – Winning Buildings + Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2013
Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena Building Italy
photograph © Studio cento29

Britain’s 50 best new buildings – 2012 RIBA Award winners

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2012
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge Building
photograph © Hufton+Crow

Location: UK

Winners Archive

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2011
Barking Central II
photograph © Tim Soar

Stirling Prize

RIBA Special Awards Shortlist – Client of the Year award + Stephen Lawrence Prize

RIBA International Awards : Winners
School of the Arts Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

RIBA Special Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards Scotland


Previous Winners 2005 – 2010



RIBA Award 2009 Scotland – Scottish winners

2008 – winners online

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards Scotland 2008




Past Overall National Winners

RIBA Award 1992 : Sackler Gallery
RIBA Award 1991 : Broadgate Centre
RIBA Award 1990 : Queen’s Inclosure Primary School, Hampshire
RIBA Award 1989 : Nelson Mandela School, Birmingham
RIBA Award 1988 : St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle

RIAS Award for Architecture – Best Building in Scotland

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