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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021 Shortlist

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for projects with construction budget of less than £1 million

14 September 2021

RIBA reveals shortlist for Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021

Chapel by Craftworks

Chapel in London design by Craftworks
photo © Edmund Sumner

The Water Tower by Tonkin Liu

The Water Tower design by Tonkin Liu Architects UK
photo © Dennis Pedersen

Walmer Castle and Gardens Learning Centre by Adam Richards Architects

Walmer Castle and Gardens Learning Centre
photo © Brotherton Lock

Wooden Roof by Tsuruta Architects

Wooden Roof design by Tsuruta Architects England UK
photo © Ståle Eriksen

Floating Church by DENIZEN WORKS

Floating Church England design by DENIZEN WORKS
photo © Gilbert McCarragher

Maggie’s Cardiff by Dow Jones Architects

Maggie’s Cardiff by Dow Jones Architects
photo © Anthony Coleman

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Tuesday 14 September) announced the shortlist for the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021.

The Prize was established in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who was on the road to becoming an architect when he was tragically murdered in 1993. Supported and founded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, the Prize is intended to encourage new architectural talent and award the best projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million. The winner will receive a bursary of £5,000 from the Marco Goldschmied Foundation.

The six shortlisted projects are:

  • Chapel, London, by Craftworks

A contemporary family home carved from a derelict chapel, with bold features including a pulpit-like mezzanine and towering fireplace.

A bespoke Art Deco-style narrowboat with kinetic pop-up roof to maximise space and function.

A clever, compact building that follows Passivhaus principles and carefully configures spaces to provide warmth and comfort to its visitors.

A historic steel water tower, restored and converted into a sustainable family home.

English Heritage buildings transformed into an engaging Learning Centre and café.

A unique timber conservatory constructed using traditional Japanese joinery techniques.

The 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize jury comprised: Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Doreen Lawrence OBE; Past RIBA President and Founder of the Marco Goldschmied Foundation Marco Goldschmied; Founder of Mary Duggan Architects Mary Duggan; and winner of the 2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize and Director at CSK Architects Dido Milne.

Marco Goldschmied said:

“I am very pleased to announce the 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist. It is an exceptional list of buildings including both new build and restoration projects. As always, the architect’s originality and inventiveness shines through every one of the entries.

Due to Covid shielding precautions I will, for the first time in the 22 year history of the Prize, be delegating the chair of the visiting jury. Mary Duggan, a past winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize, has kindly agreed to take my place and will be a more than able replacement.”

The winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021 will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony on Thursday 14 October at Coventry Cathedral.

Chapel, London

Chapel in London design by Craftworks
photo © Edmund Sumner
Chapel, London

The Water Tower

The Water Tower by Tonkin Liu
photo © Dennis Pedersen
The Water Tower, Norfolk

Walmer Castle and Gardens Learning Centre

Walmer Castle and Gardens Learning Centre
photo © Brotherton Lock
Walmer Castle and Gardens Learning Centre

Wooden Roof

Wooden Roof design by Tsuruta Architects England UK
photo © Ståle Eriksen
Wooden Roof London

Maggie’s Cardiff

Maggie’s Cardiff design by Dow Jones Architects
photo © Anthony Coleman
Maggie’s Cardiff Building

Floating Church

Floating Church England design by DENIZEN WORKS UK
photo © Gilbert McCarragher
Floating Church London

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021 Shortlist buildings and architects information received from RIBA 140921

Previously on e-architect:

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winners

2019 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner

Cork House, Berkshire, Southern England
2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner, Cork House Berkshire, UK
photo © Ricky Jones
2019 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner

2018 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner
2018 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

2017 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner
The Houseboat, Poole Harbour, Dorset, Southern England
Design: Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger Architects
The Houseboat near Poole Harbour
photo © Rory Gardiner
The Houseboat near Poole Harbour winner of Stephen Lawrence Prize 2017Stephen Lawrence Prize 2017 Shortlist

2016 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner
House of Trace, London by Tsuruta Architects
House of Trace
photo : Tim Croker
House of TraceStephen Lawrence Prize 2016 Shortlist

2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner
House no 7, Isle of Tiree
photo courtesy of RIBA
House no 7, Isle of Tiree

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner in 2013
Montpelier Community Nursery, Brecknock Road, N19 by AYA
Montpelier Community Nursery
photo : Nick Kane

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner 2012
Kings Grove LondonStephen Lawrence Prize 2012

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

RIBA Manser Medal

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2009

Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture

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