RIBA South East Awards 2022, Winning UK Buildings, Best New Southern English Architecture Projects
2022 RIBA South East Award winners, UK
Royal Institute of British Architects – British Architecture Prize: Buildings + Architects
23 June 2022
RIBA Awards 2022 Winning Buildings and Architects
The region gained three of the 29 winners of the 2022 RIBA National Awards for architecture:
• Aisher House, Sevenoaks School by Tim Ronalds Architects
• Guildford Crematorium by Haverstock
• The Mitchell Building at Skinners’ School by Bell Phillips Architects
24 May 2022
2022 RIBA South East Building of the Year announced
2022 RIBA South East Award Winner
Guildford Crematorium by Haverstock has been announced as the 2022 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South East Building of the Year.
The new-build crematorium in Godalming provides a chapel for 135 people seated and standing space for 50 along with floral tributes, to replace the existing building which was at the end of its natural life. The project involved creating a suitable replacement which respond to modern practices.
RIBA President, Simon Allford said:
“Winning a regional Building of the Year Award is a major achievement. Across the country projects have been selected for this accolade because they are exemplars of the very best of innovative, intelligent and delightful design.
“The results of positive collaboration between architect and client, and design team and contractor, they demonstrate that high quality, sustainable architecture can positively impact the lives of the people that engage with it. My warmest congratulations to all those involved.”
The RIBA Regional Building of the Year Awards were presented at a ceremony at the RIBA’s Headquarters in London on Tuesday evening (24 May).
Guildford Crematorium is one of 7 projects which received a 2022 RIBA South East Award, announced earlier this month.
All RIBA South East Award winners will now be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects later in the year.
5 + 4 May 2022
2022 RIBA South East Award winners announced
Images (clockwise from top left): Guildford Crematorium by Haverstock; Cobham Dairy by Purcell; Sir Sydney Camm Science + Technology by Fletcher Crane Architects; Seabreeze by RX Architects; The Mitchell Building by Bell Phillips Architects; Morlands Farm Dutch Barn by Sandy Rendel Architects; Aisher House by Tim Ronalds Architects
2022 RIBA South East Award Winning Buildings
Seven projects have been awarded Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South East Awards – including a new secondary school building in Tunbridge Wells and a 1930s Dutch barn converted into a family home in West Sussex.
The 2022 RIBA South East Award winning projects are:
- Aisher House, Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, Tim Ronalds Architects
- Cobham Dairy, Cobham, Purcell (no link available)
- The Mitchell Building, The Skinners’ School, Tunbridge Wells, Bell Phillips Architects
- Guildford Crematorium, Godalming, Haverstock
- Sir Sydney Camm Science + Technology, Claremont Fan Court School, Esher, Fletcher Crane Architects
- Seabreeze, RX Architects
- Morlands Farm Dutch Barn, West Sussex, Sandy Rendel Architects.
The 7 projects were selected by the expert jury, who visited all 12 shortlisted projects.
Regional Jury Chair Adam Richards said of this year’s award winners:
“Good architecture solves problems, makes ‘places’ and shapes us as people. The significant number of school projects in this year’s RIBA South East Awards shows that many clients in the education sector recognise that working with good architects can add significant value. This value lies not just in mastering often-complex briefs, but also in adding quality buildings sensitively and creatively to school estates, for the benefit of students and staff.
“Other award-winning buildings demonstrate high standards in conservation, innovation and an understanding of the nature of place – harnessing the communicative power of architecture to mediate our understanding of life and death.”
Special Awards went to:
- Morlands Farm Dutch Barn – RIBA South East Client of the Year
- Cobham Dairy – RIBA South East Conservation Award
- Morlands Farm Dutch Barn – RIBA South East Small Project of the Year, sponsored by Gaggenau.
The 2022 RIBA South East Building of the Year, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell, will be announced on 24 May at a ceremony at RIBA’s HQ in London.
RIBA South East Award winners will now be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects later in the year.
Aisher House, Sevenoaks School, Kent
Design: Tim Ronalds Architects
Aisher House, Sevenoaks School, Kent building design by Tim Ronalds Architects, England: new boarding house for boys combines a skilful response to a complex brief with a confident piece of placemaking
Cobham Dairy, Kent
Design: Purcell Architecture
Cobham Dairy building Kent, England, design by Purcell Architecture: James Wyatt’s Cobham Dairy sat derelict in Humphrey Repton’s landscape for over a century, saved by the Landmark Trust.
Guildford Crematorium, Surrey
Design: Haverstock, Architects
Visitors to Haverstock’s Guildford Crematorium building are greeted from the car park by an unprepossessing brick and concrete wall. After this underwhelming start, it gets better and better
Morlands Farm Dutch Barn
Design: Sandy Rendel Architects
Morlands Farm is a private house with a big difference: the clients have created a wonderful eight-acre public garden, wanting to live as well as work in the midst of this landscape. This means sharing their lives with the public who come to see their Sussex Prairie Gardens.
Design: RX Architects
The architects recognised that they would have to design a robust building to cope with the extreme weather conditions, with high winds, moving sand and salt air. They chose a simple shape – an abstraction of the neighbouring buildings, reminiscent of a child’s drawing of a house.
Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School
Design: Fletcher Crane Architects
Fletcher Crane Architects were engaged by Claremont Fan Court School to design and deliver a new building to provide ten subject-specific classrooms set over two levels, on its sensitive Grade I listed historic estate. The route into the site follows a fall in the ground level, and the new building contrasts this with a strong horizontal roof line.
The Mitchell Building at Skinners’ School
Design: Bell Phillips Architects
The Mitchell Building at Skinners’ School, Kent design by Bell Phillips Architects, its core buildings forming a muscular and evocative red-brick backdrop to the main playground.
Previously on e-architect:
RIBA South East Awards Winners in 2018
Five buildings in the South East win 2018 architecture awards
RIBA South East Awards 2018 Winners – selection:
Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury by Penoyre & Prasad Architects
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