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Royal Institute of British Architects, UK Architectural Prize News

22 Jun 2010

2010 RIBA Award Winners

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 102 buildings in the UK and Europe (93 in the UK and nine in the rest of the EU).

The award-winning buildings range from a small circular loo for bus drivers in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin, from a zero-carbon house to the energy substation for the 2012 Olympics. The high arts have done well with galleries, museums, theatres and auditoriums winning many awards (including the Ashmolean Musuem, Nottingham Contemporary and Aldeburgh Music Campus). Education buildings have also flourished with 17 of the 93 UK awards going to schools and universities. Another feature of the RIBA Awards this year are public spaces – pavilions, monuments, Liverpool Pierhead and the Infinity Bridge in Teesdale have all picked up an award.

Broadcasting Place
RIBA Awards 2010 winner - Broadcasting Place
photo © Cloud9

Amongst the architects there are some multiple winners, with the highest number of RIBA Awards going to Rick Mather Architects (4 awards). Many of the UK’s prominent architects are awarded this year for their work outside of the UK with Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Tony Fretton all winning an RIBA Award for buildings in the EU. In contrast, the RIBA is pleased that there are many practices, some of whom are very small practices, winning an RIBA for the first time. First-time winners include Carmody Groarke who have won two RIBA Awards this year.

RIBA President Ruth Reed said about the 2010 RIBA Award winners:

“The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards, this year’s awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas. The RIBA Awards always give an opportunity for gem-like small projects and less established practices to shine through and this year is no exception. Far from being a size prize, the RIBA Awards are for buildings that offer value to people’s lives. I am looking forward to seeing an exciting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.”

RIBA Special Awards – winners

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What buildings are missing? Which ones are tipped for the Stirling Prize?
One building that is not included is the Darwin Centre, London – a major new building by C.F. Moller at the Natural History Museum. Why? Looking through the regions I don’t think there are any potential Stirling Prize nominees outwith England. More comments at e-architect – facebook page.

RIBA Awards Winners in 2010

The 93 UK buildings that have won an RIBA Award in 2010 are:

RIBA Awards 2010 – Scotland

Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre

Reiach and Hall

Balnearn Boathouse

McKenzie Strickland Assocs

Hotel Missoni

Allan Murray Architects

House on the Hill

Paterson Architects

Infirmary Street Baths

Malcolm Fraser Architects

New Stobhill Hospital

Reiach and Hall

Small Animal Hospital


Trongate 103

Elder & Cannon Architects

RIBA Awards 2010 – Northern Ireland

Downe Hospital

Scott Wilson Architects

Kevin Kahan Salon

Twenty-two over seven

St Malachy’s Church

Consarc Conservation

RIBA Awards 2010 – Northeast


Faulkner Browns

Coopers Studios

Ryder Architecture

Great North Museum

Farrells with Purves Ash & Casson Mann

Infinity Bridge

Spence Associates

Newcastle City Library

Ryder Architecture

RIBA Awards 2010 – Northwest


Alsop Architects / Archial

Liverpool 1, sites 1 & 7

Dixon Jones – Haworth Tomkins

LJMU Art & Design Academy

Rick Mather Architects

New Roundhouse

Walker Simpson Architects

Pier Head and Canal Link


RIBA Awards 2010 – Yorkshire

Broadcasting Place

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Hull Truck Theatre

Wright + Wright Architects


Buschow Henley

Navigation Warehouse


The Workshop

DRDH Architects

Navigation Warehouse
RIBA Awards 2010 winner - Navigation Warehouse
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

RIBA Awards 2010 – Wales

Cardiff Central Library


Chapter Arts Centre

Ash Sakula

Creative Business Units

Heatherwick Studio

Hafod Eryi (Snowdon Summit Building)

Ray Hole Architects

Margam Discovery Centre

Loyn and Co / Architects & Design Reserach Unit

Skypad – Teenage Cancer Trust Unit

orms Architecture Design

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Clash Associates

RIBA Awards 2010 – West Midlands

St Luke’s CE Primary School


Zero Carbon House

John Christophers

Zero Carbon House
RIBA Awards 2010 winner - Zero Carbon House
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

RIBA Awards 2010 – East Midlands

Museum Court

Jonathan Hendry Architects

Nottingham Contemporary

Caruso St John Architects

Think Tank

Marks Barfield Architects

RIBA Awards 2010 – East

Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus

Haworth Tomkins

Creative Exchange

5th Studio

Downing College (no images)

Caruso St John Architects

Hunsett Mill


Martello Tower

Piercy Connor Architects

Norwich Cathedral Hostry

Hopkins Architects

Salvation Army Chelmsford

Hudson Architects

RIBA Awards 2010 – Southwest

Lewis House / 54 Wonford Road

David Sheppard Architects

Mills Bakery

gillespie yunnie architects

RIBA Awards 2010 – Wessex

Aardman Animation

Alec French Architects

Furzey Hall Farm

Waugh Thistleton Architects

The Hyde

Purcell Miller Tritton

Rednock School

Cube Design

RIBA Awards 2010 – South

Ashmolean Museum

Rick Mather Architects

Corpus Christi College

Rick Mather Architects

The Gateway


Oxfordshire House pool

Yiangou Architects

Water Hall Primary School

Architecture MK (now closed)

Welch House

The Manser Practice

Wellstead Primary School

Hampshire County Council

RIBA Awards 2010 – Southeast

Christ’s College School


Crawley Library

Penoyre & Prasad

Mill House

Guy Hollaway Architects

School of Arts, University of Kent



Rick Mather Architects

Mill House
RIBA Awards 2010 winner - Mill House Kent
photo © Paul Freeman

RIBA Awards 2010 – London

1-5 Bateman Mews

Anne Thorne Architects Partnership

7 July Memorial

Carmody Groarke

60 Threadneedle Street

Eric Parry Architects

Artist’s House

Gumuchdjian Architects

Bankside 1 2 3

Allies and Morrison

Bateman’s Row

Theis & Khan Architects

Bus Driver Facility

Julian Cowie Architects

Charlotte Building

Lifschutz Davidson

Clapham Manor Primary School


College Road

Knox Bhavan Architects

Edward Alleyn Building

van Heyningen & Haward Architects

Forest of Light

Tonkin Liu

Forge Arts

Burd Haward

Highbury Square

Allies and Morrison

Leaf House

James Gorst Architects

Lowther Children’s Centre

Patel Taylor

Medieval & Renaissance Galleries V&A

Muma + Julian Harrap

The Monument

Julian Harrap Architects

New Horizon Youth Centre

Adam Khan Architects

New Library Longford Community School

Jonathan Clark Architects

Northbury Infant & Junior School

Greenhill Janner Architects

Park Avenue South

studio octopi

Primary Substation for the 2012 Olympics

NORD Architecture

Regent’s Place Pavilion

Carmody Groarke

Sackler Building

Haworth Tompkins

Sackler Centre for Arts Education,V+A


Twenty Bishops Square/St Botolph’s Hall

Matthew Lloyd Architects

Whitechapel Gallery

Robbrecht & Daem / Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Whitecross Street

Project Orange

Yew Tree Lodge

Duggan Morris Architects

College Road
RIBA Awards 2010 winner - College Road London
photo © Richard Haughton

Bus Driver Facility
Bus Driver Facility
photo © Tim Crocker

New Horizon Youth Centre
New Horizon Youth Centre
photo © David Grandorge

The nine RIBA Award buildings in the European Union

A P Møller School, Germany

CF Moller Architects

Neues Museum, Germany

David Chipperfield Architects

House at Spanish Cove, Ireland (Cork)

Niall McLaughlin Architects

VISUAL – Centre for Contemporary art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Ireland (Carlow)

Terry Pawson Architects Limited

The Alzheimers respite centre, Ireland (Dublin)

Niall McLaughlin Architects

MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Italy

Zaha Hadid Architects

British Embassy Warsaw, Poland

Fretton, Tony Architect

Campus Palmas Altas, Spain

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

City of Justice Barcelona and l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

David Chipperfield Architects

House at Spanish Cove
House at Spanish Cove
photo © Niall McLaughlin

The Alzheimers respite centre
Alzheimers respite centre
photo © Nick Kane

RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist will be drawn from the 102 RIBA Award winners. The RIBA Stirling Prize, in association with The Architects’ Journal is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The prize will be presented at The Roundhouse, London on 2 October 2010.

RIBA International Awards Winners – 2010

The UK Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai by Thomas Heatherwick Studios, Timberyard Social Housing in Dublin by O’Donnell & Tuomey and the Anchorage Museum in Alaska by David Chipperfield Architects are the three contenders for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the best international building by an RIBA member.

The RIBA Lubetkin Prize will be presented on the 29 June 2010 at the RIBA in London and is supported by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The RIBA International Awards, from which the Lubetkin Prize shortlist is selected, are for practices based outside the UK, building anywhere outside the UK; or for British based practices working outside the EU.

RIBA International Award – 12 winnersSpanish Pavilion, World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China – EMBT
UK Pavilion, World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China – Thomas Heatherwick Studios
Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark – Steven Holl Architects
Unilever Headquarters, Hamburg, Germany – Behnisch Architects
Timberyard Social Housing, Dublin, Ireland – O’Donnell & Tuomey
Bras Basah Mass Rapid Transit Station, Singapore – WOHA
The Met, Bangkok, Thailand – WOHA
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Centre, Alaska, USA – David Chipperfield Architects
Kroon Hall, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Yale University, USA – Hopkins Architects
Winspear Opera House, Dallas, USA – Foster + Partners
Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay – Rafael Vinoly Architects
Villalagos, Uruguay – Kallosturin

Unilever Headquarters, Hamburg
Unliver Hamburg
photo © Adam Mørk

Timberyard Social Housing, Dublin
Timberyard Social Housing
photo © Dennis Gilbert

Bras Basah MRT Station, Singapore
Bras Basah MRT Station
photo © Patrick Bingham-Hall

The Met, Bangkok, Thailand
The Met Bangkok
photo © Tim Griffith

Villalagos, Uruguay
Villalagos Uruguay
photo © Dennis Gilbert

RIBA Awards – including Stirling Prize shortlist

RIBA Stirling Prize

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist will be drawn from the RIBA Award winners.

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards 2010 information from Royal Institute of British Architects

Location: UK

RIBA Awards Winners – 2009

RIBA Special Awards 2009 – Stephen Lawrence Prize, Manser Medal, etc.

RIBA Awards 2008

UK Architecture Awards

Civic Trust Awards Scotland

Roses Design Awards

Saltire Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal


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