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RIBA Awards 2011 Winners

Royal Institute of British Architects, UK: Best British Architecture

19 May 2011

RIBA Awards – winners of the 2011 awards for architectural excellence

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Barking Central II, East London building:
Barking Central II East London - RIBA Awards 2011
photograph © Tim Soar

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will announce the winners of the 2011 RIBA Awards on Thursday 19 May 2011. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 97 buildings in the UK and Europe (89 in the UK and 8 in the rest of the EU). The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the building of the year will be drawn from the 97 RIBA Award winners.

This year’s award-winning buildings range geographically from a winery in Spain to a community hall on the Scottish Hebridean island of Raasay, and in style from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford to ‘Love Shack’ – a self-build hideaway in the Lake District National Park. The recently completed Velodrome is the first ever 2012 Olympics event building to win an architecture prize and is one of five RIBA Awards for Hopkins Architects, a practice previously shortlisted three times for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

2011 has been an exceptional year for private houses which constitute 17 out of 89 UK winners. Schools and universities have also flourished with 14 schools (including three BSF projects and two Academies) and 9 university buildings winning awards. Last year’s RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Zaha Hadid, is an award winner this year with the Evelyn Grace Academy in South London.

Three very different health buildings – the NHS Teenage Cancer Trust in Birmingham, Foster + Partner’s private Circle Hospital in Bath and a new Maggie’s Cancer Care centre in Cheltenham – showcase carefully designed, comfortable spaces to aid patient well-being.

Speaking today, RIBA President Ruth Reed said:

“For 46 years the RIBA Awards have reflected the health of British architecture. This year’s winners show that in spite of a terrible worldwide recession, many exceptional buildings have been, and continue to be, built in the UK and overseas. Winning projects demonstrate that even in constrained times committed clients working with talented architects can achieve architectural excellence.

“These well-designed buildings will add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities and I am delighted with year’s selection. We are promised an interesting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.”

Stirling Prize – Shortlist. 21 Jul 2011

Images + Links for the 89 UK winning buildings:


Centre for the Scottish War Blinded Kirknewton
Page Park Architects
Scottish War Blinded
picture from architect

McManus Galleries Building Dundee
Page Park Architects
McManus Dundee
photo © Andrew Lee

Raasay Community Hall Building
Dualchas Building Design
Raasay Hall
photo © Andrew Lee

Scotstoun House Edinburgh
HAA Design
Arup Offices Scotland
picture © Alan Mcteer

Shettleston Housing Association Offices Glasgow
Elder and Cannon
Shettleston Housing Association Offices
photo © Andrew Lee

Speirs Locks Studios Glasgow
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Speirs Locks Studios
photo © David Morris

Stratheden Mental Health Unit Fife
Richard Murphy Architects
Stratheden Mental Health Unit
photo © Graeme Armet

The Houl Dumfries & Galloway
Simon Winstanley Architects
The Houl
photo © Andrew Lee

Tigh-Na-Cladach Dunoon
Gokay Deveci, Chartered Architect
photo © Andrew Lee

White House Isle of Coll
W T Architecture
White House Coll
photo : Andrew Lee


An Gaelaras, Derry
O’Donnell + Tuomey
An Gaelaras
photo from RIBA

Carnathen Lane (private house), Donaghadee
Twenty Two Over Seven
Carnathen Lane
photo © Aidan McGrath


55/02, Kielder Shelter
sixteen*(makers) at The Bartlett UCL
55/02 Kielder
photo © UCL

Knop Law Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Architects Design Partnership
Knop Law Primary School
photo © Andrew Hepinstall

Millfield House Visitors’ Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Mosedale Gillatt Architects Ltd
Millfield House Visitors Centre
photo © Iona Owen

Pasmore Apollo Pavilion, County Durham
Burns Architects
Pasmore Apollo Pavilion
photo © Burns Architects


Heating Infrastructure Project, Liverpool
Levitt Bernstein
University of Liverpool Heating Infrastructure Project
photo : Eddie Jacob

Lawson Park, Cumbria
Sutherland Hussey Architects
Lawson Park
image from architects

Love Shack, Cumbria
Sutherland Hussey Architects
Windermere house
image : Karen Guthrie

Sir Charles Carter Building, Lancaster
John McAslan + Partners
Charles Carter Building
photo : Hufton + Crow

Trafford College Learning Resource Centre, Altrincham
Stephenson Bell Architects
Trafford College Learning Resource Centre
photo : Daniel Hopkinson


Granary Wharf Scheme, Leeds
Carey Jones Chapmantolcher
Granary Wharf Scheme
photo : Hufton + Crow

Heslington East Masterplan – York University, York
Heslington East Masterplan
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield
Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
Sandal Magna Community Primary School
photo : Mark Hadden Photography

Sharrow Point, Cemetery Road, Sheffield
Project Orange
Sharrow Point
image : Gareth Gardner


Blue Door, Monmouthshire
Hall & Bednarczyk Architects Ltd
Blue Door Monmouthshire
image from RIBA

Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Ellis Williams Architects
Mostyn Gallery
image : Helen Binet

Ty-Hedfan, Brecon, Powys, south Wales
Featherstone Young
Ty Hedfan
picture © Featherstone Young

UWIC School of Management, Cardiff
Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
UWIC School of Management
photo © Morley von Sternberg

University of Glamorgan Student’s Union, Pontypridd
Rio Architects
University of Glamorgan Student's Union
image : Richard Roberts

Newport City Campus, Newport
Newport City Centre Campus
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

WISE Building Machynlleth
David Lea and Pat Borer Architects
WISE Building Machynlleth
photo © Tim Soar


Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Bennetts Associates
Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon
image © Peter Cook

Teenage Cancer Trust, BCH, Birmingham
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Teenage Cancer Trust BCH
image © Chris Gascoigne


Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre, Worksop
OMI Architects
Creswell Crags Ice Age Museum
image : Daniel Hopkinson

Meat Factory (private house), Nottingham
Marsh & Grochowski
Meat Factory Nottingham
image : Hannah Marsh

Newton and Arkwright Building, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
Hopkins Architects Partnership
Newton and Arkwright Building
image : Martine Hamilton Knight

Woodland Trust Headquarters, Grantham
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Woodland Trust headquarters
image © Peter Cook


Apex, Arc, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Hopkins Architects
Apex Arc
photo © Morley von Sternberg

Balancing Barn, Suffolk
Balancing Barn
photo : Edmund Sumner

Bavent House, Reydon
Hudson Architects
Bavent House
photo © James Brittain

Centre for Competitive Creative Design, Bedfordshire
Niall McLaughlin Architects
Centre for Competitive Creative Design
photo © Nick Kane

Marshland Discovery Zone, Purfleet
Peter Beard_LANDROOM
Marshland Discovery Zone
photo © Sue Barr

Private Housing at Newhall, Essex
Richard Murphy Architects & Roger Evans Associates
Harlow Housing
image from architect

Reception Hide Complex, Titchwell
Haysom Ward Miller Architects
Hide Complex Titchwell
photo © Mike Page

UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton
Ash Sakula Architects
Carnival Arts Centre Luton
photo : Morley von Sternberg


Bideford College, Bideford
NPS Southwest
Bideford College
photo : Girts Gailens

Brown’s Dental Practice, Ivybridge
David Sheppard Architects
Brown's Dental Practice
photo : Joakim Boren

West Buckland School, Barnstable
Rundell Associates
West Buckland School
photo : Rundell Associates


Bourne Hill Offices, Salisbury
Stanton Williams
Bourne Hill Offices
image © Hufton+Crow

CircleBath Hospital, Bath
Fosters + Partners
Circle Bath England
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

Maggie’s Cheltenham, Cheltenham
MJP Architects
Maggies Cotswolds
image © Peter Durant

Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cheltenham
Foster Wilson Architects
Parabola Arts Centre
photo © James Brittain


Kendrew Quadrangle, Oxford
MJP Architects
Kendrew Quadrangle
photo © Peter Durant

Life Science Building, Southampton
Life Science Building Southampton
photo © Gary Britton

Rothschild Foundation, Bucks
Stephen Marshall Architects
Rothschild Foundation
photo © Richard Bryant

Watson House, Boldre
John Pardey Architects
Watson House
photo © James Morris


Dover Esplanade, Dover
Tonkin Liu
Dover Esplanade
photo © Robbie Polley

Epsom House, Surrey
Eldridge Smerin
Epsom House
photo © Lyndon Douglas

New Mission Hall, West Sussex
Adam Richards Architects
New Mission Hall
photo © Adam Richards

No. 1 Smithery, Chatham
van Heyningen and Haward
No. 1 Smithery
photo © James Brittain

Sevenoaks School Performing Arts Centre, Sevenoaks
Tim Ronalds Architects
Sevenoaks School Performing Arts Centre
photo © Christian Richters

Shingle House, Kent
NORD Architecture
The Shingle House
photo Courtesy of Living Architecture


Angel Building, London N1
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Angel Building
photograph © Tim Soar

Barking Central, Barking
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Barking Central II
photograph © Tim Soar

Bear Lane, London SE1
Panter Hudspith
Bear Lane
photograph © Keith Collie

Chelsea Academy, London SW10
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Chelsea Academy
image from HH

Chiswick House Cafe, London W4
Caruso St John Architects
Chiswick House Gardens
image © Helene Binet

City of Westminster College, London W2
schmidt hammer lassen architects
City of Westminster College
picture from architect

Claredale Street, London E2
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Claredale Street Building
photograph © Tim Crocker

Evelyn Grace Academy, London SE24
Zaha Hadid Architects
Evelyn Grace Academy
picture : Luke Hayes

Fitzroy Street and Maple Place, London W1
Duggan Morris Architects
Maple Place
photograph © Kilian O’Sullivan

H10 Hotel, London SE1
Maccreanor Lavington
H10 Hotel
photograph © Tim Crocker

Hackney Service Centre, London E8
Hopkins Architects
Hackney Service Centre
photograph © Paul Tyagi

Hampstead Lane, London N6
Duggan Morris Architects
Hampstead Lane house
photograph © James Brittain

Hoxton House, London N1
David Mikhail
Hoxton House
photograph © Tim Crocker

Kilburn Grange Park Adventure Playcentre, London NW6
erect architecture
Kilburn Grange Park Adventure Playcentre
photograph © David Grandorge

Leighton House Museum, London W14
Purcell Miller Tritton
Leighton House Museum
photograph © Will Pryce

Michael Faraday Community School, London
Alsop Sparch
Michael Faraday Community School
photo : Morley von Sternberg

New Herbarium Library, Art and Archives Wing, Kew
Edward Cullinan Architects
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Herbarium
photo © Tim Soar

One New Change, London
Ateliers Jean Nouvel with Sidell Gibson Architects
One New Change London Building
photo © Paul Riddle

Raven Row, London E1
6a Architects
Raven Row
photograph © David Grandorge

Ravensbourne, London SE10
Design: Foreign Office Architects
photo : Morley von Sternberg

St. Patricks School Library and Music Room, London NW5
Coffey Architects
St. Patricks School
photograph © Tim Soar

Shadow House, London NW1
Liddicoat and Goldhill
Shadow House
photograph © Keith Collie

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form : Media Arts and Science College, London N16
Jestico + Whiles
Stoke Newington School
photograph © Tim Crocker

Strange House, London SE8
Hugh Strange Architect
Strange House
photograph © David Grandorge

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, London E2
Rare Architecture
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
photo : rare architecture

Velodrome, Stratford
Hopkins Architects
London Velodrome building
photo from fd

The eight RIBA Award buildings in the European Union

KaufhausTyrol Innsbruck, Austria
David Chipperfield
Kaufhaus Tyrol Building
photo : Ute Zscharnt

Harbour Island Apartments Copenhagen, Denmark
Lundgaard & Tranberg
Harbour Island Apartments Copenhagen
image : Adam Mørk

Middelfart Savings Bank, Middelfart, Denmark
Middelfart Savings Bank
image : Adam Mørk – 3XN

SEB HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lundgaard & Tranberg
Swedish SEB Bank Copenhagen
photograph © Adrian Welch

Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects
Museum Folkwang Essen
photo : Christian Richters

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Populous/Scott Tallon Walker
Aviva Stadium
photo : Chris Gascoigne

De Prinsendam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tony Fretton
De Prinsendam Amsterdam
photo © Christian Richters

Faustino Winery, Ribero del Duero, Spain
Foster + Partners
Faustino Winery Building
picture : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal and Benchmark 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 on Saturday 1 October at the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning (2001) Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham and broadcast as a special edition of BBC TWO’s The Culture Show.

19 May 2011

RIBA International Awards 2011

RIBA International Awards : Winners 2011
School of the Arts Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

19 May 2011

RIBA Award Scottish Winners 2011

Ten Buildings in Scotland Win National Architecture Award

The Scottish buildings that have won RIBA Awards are (links / images further down):

1. Centre for the Scottish War Blinded, Kirknewton, Page Park Architect
2. The Houl, Castle Douglas, Simon Winstanley Architects
3. McManus Galleries, Dundee, Page Park Architects
4. Raasay Hall, Isle of Raasay, Dualchas Building Design
5. Scotstoun House, South Queensferry, HAA Design
6. Shettleston Housing Association Offices, Glasgow, Elder and Cannon
7. Speirs Locks Studios, Glasgow, Malcolm Fraser Architects
8. Stratheden Mental Health Unit, Cupar, Richard Murphy Architects
9. Tigh-Na-Cladach (House by the Shore), Dunoon, Gokay Deveci, Chartered Architect
10. The White House, Isle of Coll, W T Architecture

RIBA Awards Scotland 2011

The judging panel for this year, chaired by architect George Ferguson CBE PPRIBA Hon FRIAS, also included RIAS President David Dunbar and Daphne Thissen, Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The RIBA Awards, among the most prestigious annual architectural awards in the UK, have been running continuously since 1966. RIBA Awards are given for buildings that achieve the highest architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment An announcement of the jury’s decision will be made on 19th May.

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