RIBA Awards 2013 Winning Buildings

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RIBA Awards 2013 Winners

Royal Institute of British Architects – Prize Winners – Architects

13 Jun 2013

Best new buildings – 2013 RIBA National and EU Award winners are announced

RIBA Awards 2013 Building Winners

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winners of the 2013 RIBA National Awards, the most rigorously-judged awards for architectural excellence. RIBA National Award winning buildings set the standard for good architecture; these are projects that go beyond the brief and exceed the client’s expectation. The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the 52 RIBA National and EU Award winners (43 buildings in the UK and 9 buildings elsewhere in the EU).

Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland building:
Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland building
photograph © Phatsheep Photography

This year’s award winners range from the UK’s northernmost arts centre in the Shetlands down to Redruth in Cornwall. From a beautifully-crafted chapel in the back garden of an Edinburgh townhouse to the innovative yellow-roofed Ferrari Museum in Italy, from M&S’s new ‘green’ flagship store in Cheshire to the National Trust’s dynamic new visitor centre at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Well-known ‘star’ architects and smaller architecture practices, some who have never won an RIBA award before, will now be battling it out to make it onto this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist for the best building of the year.

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena, Italy
Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena Building Italy
photograph © Andrea Morgante

One third of this year’s UK winners are exceptional education buildings, from small nursery schools to major university campuses. Some of the last Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schools have made the grade this year with winners including St Alban’s Academy in Birmingham and Kingswood Academy in Kingston upon Hull, whose ingenious use of limited space has created exceptional and inspiring facilities for students, not to mention bully-deterring toilets.

Though excellent projects have been delivered at the extreme ends of the scale – notably the 242 hectare Olympic master plan and a small contemporary house in the ruins of the 12th century Astley Castle in Warwickshire – this year’s awards are revealing a notable squeezed-middle, with fewer medium-scale projects amongst the winners, both public and commercial. Many of the winners are publicly, charity or foundation funded, with only one commercial office building in the form of Quadrant 3 on Regent Street in London.

Pierres Vives Building
photo : Iwan Baan

It is pleasing to see some of the best housing winners for some time – the redevelopment of the Brutalist Grade II listed 1960s Park Hill estate in Sheffield, the intelligent Newhall Be suburban development of 84 homes in Harlow and pocket-sized developments in London on difficult sites such as the eight large multi-generational housing association homes on Beveridge Mews in Stepney Green and the highly-detailed private houses at Church Walk in Stoke Newington. These are excellent examples of what new housing developments should be delivering.

Speaking today, RIBA President Angela Brady said:
“Risk-taking is not for the faint-hearted in recessionary times, but amongst this year’s crop of truly exceptional buildings, I am delighted to see such a variety of projects doing just that. From Jesmond Gardens, an open-plan primary school in Hartlepool with rooms divided simply by acoustic curtains, and the mould-breaking North London day-care hospice modeled on an over-sized house to appeal sensitively to its patients, to the Hive in Worcester, the first library for shared use by both the public and a University.

University of Aberdeen New Library
University of Aberdeen Library Building
photo : Adam Mørk

There are more delights in the list: some of the highest quality housing we have seen for some time and many projects from Eastside City Park in Birmingham to Heartlands in Cornwall are a sign that even in hard times the public realm has not been ignored.

It is good to see that sustainability is at the heart of so many of these winners – most clearly perhaps where, encouragingly, a major client has championed it, as in the case of M&S in Cheshire.

Most notably though this year’s RIBA National Awards features a selection of really exceptional schools and education buildings, places that properly invest in the future for their pupils – their awards show their ambition to improve our school stock; there may not be too many award-winning schools to come for some time.”

The 43 UK buildings that have won an RIBA National Award

1. The Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, Edinburgh by Simpson and Brown
Chapel of Saint Albert the Great
photograph © Chris Humphreys

2. Forth Valley College of Further & Higher Education, Stirling by Reiach and Hall Architects
Forth Valley College Building
photograph © Keith Hunter

3. Mareel Lerwick, Shetland by Gareth Hoskins Architects with PJP Architects
Mareel Building
photograph © Phatsheep Photography

4. University of Aberdeen New Library / Sir Duncan Rice Library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen
University of Aberdeen Library Building
photo : Adam Mørk

5. Linsiadar 4, Vig, Lewis by Studio KAP Architects
Linsiadar House
photograph © Keith Hunter

6. Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre by Heneghan Peng
Giant’s Causeway Building
photo : Marie-Louise Halpenny

7. The MAC, Belfast by Hackett Hall McKnight
Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast
photo : Christian Richters

8. Jesmond Gardens Primary School, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 by ADP
Jesmond Gardens Primary School
photograph © Andrew Heptinstall

9. Chetham’s Music School, Manchester, M3 by Stephenson: ISA Studio
Chetham's Music School Manchester
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson

10. M&S Cheshire Oaks by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson
M&S Cheshire Oaks
photograph © Paul White

11. MMU Business School by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio
MMU Business School
photograph © Hufton+Crow

12. St Silas CofE Primary School, Blackburn by Capita Symonds
St Silas Primary School Blackburn
photo : Capita Symonds / Nick Guttridge

13. Park Hill Sheffield, by Hawkins/Brown and Studio Egret West
Park Hill Sheffield
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson

14. SOAR Works, Parson Cross, Sheffield by 00:/
Sheffield University
photograph © Lynton Pepper

15. Kingswood Academy, Bransholme, Kingston upon Hull by AHMM
Kingswood Academy Building Hull
photo © Rob Parrish

16. Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire by Witherford Watson Mann
Astley Castle
photograph © J Miller

17. Eastside City Park, Birmingham by Patel Taylor
Eastside City Park Building
photograph © Patel Taylor

18. St Alban’s Academy, Birmingham by dRMM
St Alban's Academy Birmingham
photograph © Edward Shaw

19. The Hive, Worcester by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
The Hive Worcester
photograph © Hufton+Crow

20. Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham by Glenn Howells Architects
Bramall Music Building
photograph © Paul Miller

21. House in Hunsdon – Crowbrook, Ware, Hertfordshire by Knox Bhavan Architects
Crowbrook Residence near Harlow
photo © Dennis Gilbert

22. Newhall Housing, Harlow, Essex by Alison Brooks Architects
Newhall Harlow
photo : Paul Riddle

23. Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, Gloucestershire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Chedworth Roman Villa
photograph © John Dawson

24. The Forum, University of Exeter by Wilkinson Eyre
The Forum University of Exeter
photograph © Hufton+Crow

25. Heartlands, Redruth by Stride Treglown
Heartlands Redruth
photograph © Simon Burt Photography

26. Chapel at Cuddesdon by Niall Maclaughlin
Chapel at Cuddesdon
photograph © Niall Ferguson

27. West Wing, Said Business School, Oxford by Dixon Jones
Said Business School
photograph © Paul Riddle

28. Stowe Gardens Visitor Centre, Buckingham by Cowper Griffith
Stowe Gardens Visitor Centre
photograph © Peter Cook

29. Jerwood Gallery, Hastings by HAT Projects
Jerwood Gallery Hastings
photo : Ioana Marinescu

30. Colyer-Fergusson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury by Tim Ronalds Architects
Colyer-Fergusson Building
photo : Christian Richters

31. Akerman Health Centre, by Henley Halebrown Rorrison
Akerman Health Centre
photo © Ioana Marinescu

32. Hayes Primary School, LB Croydon by Hayhurst and Co
Hayes Primary School
photo © Kilian O’Sullivan

33. Slip House Brixton by Carl Turner
Slip House Brixton
photo © Tim Crocker

34. Beveridge Mews, Stepney Green Estate, Hannibal Road, E1 by Peter Barber
Beveridge Mews Stepney Green
photo © Morley von Sternberg

35. Ironmonger Row Baths, Norman Street, London, EC1 by Tim Ronalds
Ironmonger Row Baths Building
photograph © Morley von Sternberg

36. Olympic Energy Centre, King’s Yard, Olympic Park, E9 by John McAslan
Olympic Energy Centre
photo : Hufton & Crow

37. Olympic Masterplan, E20 by Allies and Morrison
Olympic Masterplan
photo : Jason Hawkes

38. Lauriston School, Rutland Road, E9 by Meadowcroft Griffin/MLA
Lauriston School
photo © Tim Soar

39. Church Walk, N16 by David Mikhail
Church Walk London
photo : Tim Crocker

40. Montpelier Community Nursery, Brecknock Road, N19 by AYA
Montpelier Community Nursery
photo : Nick Kane

41. North London Hospice, Barrowell Green, N21 by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
North London Hospice
photo © Tim Soar

42. UCH Cancer Care Centre, WC1 Hopkins Architects by Hopkins
UCH Cancer Care Centre
photo © Anthony Weller

43. Quadrant 3, Air Street, W1 by Dixon Jones with Donald Insall Associates
Quadrant 3
photo © Paul Riddle

The 9 RIBA Award buildings in the EUROPEAN UNION

1. Frederiksberg Courthouse, Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN
Frederiksberg Courthouse
photo : Adam Mørk

2. Sorø Art Museum, Denmark by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Sorø Art Museum
photo : Jens Lindhe

3. Pierresvives, Montpellier, France by Zaha Hadid Architects
Pierres Vives Building
photo : Iwan Baan

4. MBA Building, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris, France by David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris
photograph © Simon Menges

5. House on Mount Anville, Dublin, Ireland by Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
House on Mount Anville
photograph © Louise Halpenny

6. University of Limerick Medical School and Pergola Bus Shelter, Ireland by Grafton Architects
University of Limerick Medical School
photograph © Dennis Gilbert

7. Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena, Italy by Shiro Studio
Ferrari Museum Building
photograph © Studio cento29

8. Hoflaan House, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Maccreanor Lavington
Hoflaan House
photograph © David Grandorge

9. Municipal Auditorium of Teulada, Alicante, Spain by Francisco Mangado y Asociados
Municipal Auditorium in Teulada
photo © Juan Rodríguez

The RIBA Stirling Prize 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 Thursday 26 September at Central St Martins in London.

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The RIBA Stirling Prize 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 13 October 2012.

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