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The UK’s best new buildings

RIBA National Award winners announced

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.

Award winners include a children’s hospital in Liverpool with a striking, undulating grass roof (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital), a development of 76 new homes in pastoral Essex that challenges the blight of uninspiring new housing estates by incorporating the character and pattern of the local town (The Avenue), a beautifully-detailed motorway services in the Cotswolds that offers tired motorists a tranquil respite (Gloucester Services), a new shimmering stainless steel library at an Oxford college by the late Zaha Hadid’s firm; and the classy and elegant transformation of a failing secondary and special needs school in south London (ARK All Saints Academy and Highshore School) by the architects of last year’s RIBA Stirling Prize winner.

Other highlights include:

• A blue, cave-like curved steel small pavilion building in Bournemouth, the first dedicated drawing studio to be built in a British art school for a century (Drawing Studio)
• 60 new cost-effective single-storey council homes for elderly and disabled people in Greenwich on the site of former garages – a new model for public housing (Greenwich Housing)
• The conservation and renewal of a dilapidated Grade II* Georgian music hall in London’s East End, retaining its cherished atmosphere (Wilton’s Music Hall)
• A state-of the-art new college building on the River Clyde that creates a new urban block for Glasgow and generous new civic spaces for the city (Saunders Centre, Science & Technology Building, Glasgow Academy)
• The reinvigoration and extension of a much-loved art gallery in York, clad in beautiful tiles, reflecting the ceramic art collection on display in the new roof space gallery (York Art Gallery)
• The bold and colourful re-working of a Victorian inner-city secondary school site in one of the most deprived parts of London (Regent High School)
• An elegant new college on the Wirral that acts as an ‘essay in construction’ for its students by instilling the ethic of quality workmanship – over 300 students from the college helped with its construction (Wirral Metropolitan College)
• A beautifully-crafted new office building in London’s affluent St James’s Square conservation area that sets a new local benchmark for its enlightened architectural approach and refined use of materials (8 St James’s Square)

Speaking today, RIBA President Jane Duncan said:
“The RIBA National Awards are a great indicator of UK design, economic and construction trends.

“One stand-out trend from this year’s crop of winners is the huge scale of investment and ambition shown by many of the UK’s universities and colleges; almost one quarter of the winning projects (11 buildings) are in this category. As universities and colleges in the UK are competing for students from here and overseas, it is encouraging to see so much emphasis placed on the power of architecture to help institutions to attract students and stand out from the mediocre.
“I am delighted to see that four fantastic school buildings have made the grade too. Too many of our school and education buildings are in disrepair; with limited funding available to provide our children and their teachers with great learning spaces, every penny spent on schools must deliver maximum value for money.

“I am pleased to see a strong selection of new housing developments amongst our winners, including new models for public housing and semi-rural development. We urgently need new homes, but too often we see projects which have cut corners in quality which fails the people these new homes are meant to serve. I hope these achievements in housing inspire other developers.

“The RIBA National Awards put a spotlight on some of the smaller and unique, but no less ambitious, projects such as the Drawing Studio at Bournemouth University, Gloucester Services or the conservation and reinvigoration of Wilton’s Music Hall. They show that budget, location or many other challenges are no constraints to the production of superb quality architecture as long as you have the commitment of an imaginative and capable architect working with a great client. These 46 buildings are what the best architecture looks like today.”

The winners of the 2016 RIBA National Awards are:

Winning Project Architect Area of United Kingdom Typology

1 51 Hills Road
Cambridge, England – Office, commercial
Gort Scott Ltd

Hills Road
image : David Grandorge

51 Hills Road Cambridge

2 61 Oxford Street
Soho, London, England – Mixed use – retail, office and multi-dwelling residential
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

61 Oxford Street
image : Timothy Soar

61 Oxford Street

3 8 St James’s Square
City of Westminster, London, England – Office, commercial
Eric Parry Architects

8 St James's
image : Dirk Lindner

8 St James’s Square

4 A Private House in Cumbria
Cumbria, England – Single dwelling, residential
Bennetts Associates

Cumbria Bennetts
image : Brian Ormerod

5 A Private House in Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire, England – Single dwelling, residential
James Gorst Architects Limited

Northamptonshire Private House
image : Alex Franklin

6 Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Liverpool, England – Hospital, healthcare

Alder Hey Children's Hospital
image : David Barbour

7 ARK All Saints Academy and Highshore School
Camberwell, London, England – Mixed, non-selective secondary school, education
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

image : Timothy Soar

8 Banbridge Health and Care Centre
Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland – Healthcare, community
Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects

Banbridge Health and Care Centre
image : Donal McCann

9 Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford, England – University, education
Herzog & de Meuron

Blavatnik School
image : Iwan Baan

Blavatnik School of Government Oxford

10 Bob Champion Research and Education Building
Norwich, England – University, education

Bob Champion Research
image : Gareth Gardner

Bob Champion Research and Education Building

11 City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus
Glasgow, Scotland – Further education college, education
Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects

City of Glasgow College
image : Keith Hunter

City of Glasgow College

12 Corner House
Fitzrovia, London, England – Multi-dwelling, residential

Corner House
image : Christoffer Rudquist

13 Davenies School
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England – Independent day school, education

Davenies Schoo
image : Dennis Gilbert

14 Derry Avenue
South Ockendon, Essex, England – Multi-dwelling, residential
Bell Phillips Architects

Derry Avenue
image : Killian O’Sullivan

15 Drawing Studio
Poole, Dorset, England – University, education
CRAB studio (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau Limited) – Peter Cook

Drawing Studio
image : Richard Bryant

Drawing Studio Poole

16 Ely Court
South Kilburn, London, England – Multi-dwelling, residential
Alison Brooks Ltd

 Ely Court
image : Paul Riddle

17 Essex University – Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre
Colchester, England – University, education
Patel Taylor

Essex University
image : Edmund Sumner

18 Gloucester Services
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England – Retail, commercial
Glenn Howells Architects

Gloucester Services
image : Paul Miller

19 Greenwich Gateway Pavilions
Greenwich, London England – Gallery, bistro, café, commercial and community
Marks Barfield Architects

Greenwich Gateway Pavilions
image : Timothy Soar

Greenwich Gateway Pavilions

20 Greenwich Housing
Greenwich, London, England – Council houses, Multi-dwelling, residential
Bell Phillips Architects

Greenwich Housing
image : Edmund Sumner

21 Heart of Campus, Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham, England – University, education
Evans Vettori

Heart of Campus
image : Martine Hamilton Knight

22 Hebburn Central
Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, England – Leisure, community Library, education
FaulknerBrowns Architects

Hebburn Central
image : Hufton Crow

Manchester, England – Gallery, cinema, theatre, cultural

image : Machteld Schoep

HOME Manchester

24 House of Trace
Lewisham, London, England – Single dwelling, residential
Tsuruta Architects

image : Tim Croker

25 Laidlaw Library, University of Leeds
Leeds, England – University, education

Laidlaw Library
image : Beccy Lane

26 Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute
Denmark Hill, London, England – University, education
Allies and Morrison

Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute
image : Ståle Eriksen

27 Murphy House
Edinburgh, Scotland – Single dwelling, residential
Richard Murphy Architects

Murphy House Edinburgh
image : Keith Hunter

Murphy House Edinburgh

28 National Graphene Institute
Manchester, England – University education
Jestico + Whiles

National Graphene Institute
image : Hufton+Crow

National Graphene Institute

29 New QEII Hospital
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England – Hospital, healthcare
Penoyre & Prasad LLP

New QEII Hospital
image : Tim Croker

30 Newport Street Gallery
Vauxhall, London, England – Gallery, cultural
Caruso St John Architects

Newport Street Gallery
image : Hélène Binet

31 Outhouse
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England – Single dwelling, residential
Loyn & Co Architects


Gloucestershire Architecture

32 Regent High School
Somers Town, London, England – Co-educational comprehensive secondary education
Walters & Cohen Architects

Regent High School
image : Dennis Gilbert

33 Royal Road
Elephant & Castle, London, England – Multi-dwelling, residential
Panter Hudspith Architects

Royal Road
image : Morley Von Sternberg

34 Saunders Centre, Science & Technology Building
Glasgow, Scotland – Independent private school, education
Page \ Park Architects

Saunders Centre

35 Sir John Soane Museum
Holborn, London, England – Museum, cultural
Julian Harrap Architects LLP

Sir John Soane Museum
image : Gareth Gardner

Sir John Soane Museum

36 Stanbrook Abbey
York, Yorkshire, England – Convent, religious
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Stanbrook Abbey
image : Peter Cook

37 The Avenue
Saffron Walden, Essex, England – Multi-dwelling, residential
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

The Avenue
image : Tim Crocker

38 The Cheeran House
Reading, Berkshire, England – Single dwelling, residential
John Pardey Architects

The Cheeran House
image : James Morris

39 The Investcorp Building
Oxford, England – University, education
Zaha Hadid

The Investcorp Building
image : Luke Hayes

The Investcorp Building

40 The Portland Collection
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England – Gallery, cultural
Hugh Broughton Architects

The Portland Collection
image : Nick Hufton

The Portland Collection – The Harley Gallery

41 Trafalgar Place
Elephant & Castle, London, England – Multi-dwelling, residential
dRMM Architects

Trafalgar Place
image : Alex de Rijke

Trafalgar Place

42 Turnmill
Clerkenwell, London, England – Office, commercial

image : Al Crow

43 Weston Library
Oxford, England – University, education

Weston Library
image : James Brittain

44 Wilton’s Music Hall
Wapping, London, England – Theatre, venue, cultural
Tim Ronalds Architects

Wilton's Music Hall
image : Hélène Binet

45 Wirral Metropolitan College
Wallasey, Merseyside, England – Further education college, education
Glenn Howells Architects

Wirral Metropolitan College
image : Paul Miller

46 York Art Gallery
York, Yorkshire, England – Gallery, cultural
Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown

York Art Gallery
image : Giles Rocholl

York Art Gallery

The 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist will be announced on Thursday 14 July; the winner will be announced on Thursday 6 October 2016.

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RIBA Awards 2016 Call Out

Do you have a project that you think demonstrates architectural excellence?

If so, consider entering it into the RIBA Awards 2016. On Tuesday 8 December the new online entry system will be activated: there is now a single point of entry for all RIBA Awards.

This year the RIBA offer an early bird discount on all entries submitted before 26 January 2016.

To find out more about this discount, what else is new this year, entry criteria, and to see what previous winners have said about the benefits of winning a RIBA Award, visit http://www.architecture.com/Awards/Awards2016/Awards2016.aspx

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RIBA Awards Programme 2016

Discover what’s new in the 2016 RIBA’s Awards Programme

Along with the established Regional and National Awards and the Stirling Prize, this year the institute will launch the inaugural RIBA International Prize and RIBA Awards for International Excellence. These will be open to any architect who has designed a building outside the UK. Only RIBA members and RIBA International Fellows will be able to enter a building in the UK.

RIBA awards and prizes are the most rigorously judged awards for architectural excellence. No award or prize is given unless the candidate project has been visited by at least one jury. Take a look at the winners of the 2015 RIBA Awards here:


If you have a project that you think demonstrates design excellence, is fit for purpose as well as sustainable, consider entering it in our new and expanded awards programme for 2016, opening in December. Find out more about the different awards here:


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The Stephen Lawrence Prize is funded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, and was set up in memory of the teenager who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993. The prize, which rewards the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less tha…

RIBA Client of the Year Award 2015
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RIBA Stirling Prize
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RIBA National Award Winners 2015
View the winners of the RIBA National Awards 2015 here. The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

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