RIBA announces the winners of its architectural awards

The Royal Institute of Architects have announced the results of its RIBA National Awards.

This year there is a mixture of different types of winners from across the UK. There is everything from a fishing hut to a cathedral on the list of winners, proving that any kind of building has the potential to win an award, and provide inspiration for architects on the Wirral, and across the UK.

The beautiful wooden fishing hut is located on a private estate in Hampshire. At the other end of the spectrum the new main entrance for Sheffield Cathedral, built from stone and stainless steel, also won an award.

Another refurbishment that attracted the judges was the restoration of the Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent. The building was refurbished with help from The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, and its restoration has led to the workforce of the pottery trebling.

This year many of the awards went to buildings for public use or homes designed for ordinary people to live in.

The President of RIBA Stephen Hodder commented on this by saying:

“The UK is blighted by poor-quality new housing and dilapidated school buildings, so I am delighted that the notable trends amongst this year’s RIBA National Award-winners are the volume of inspiring new housing and education projects.”

He was commenting on the fact that five school buildings and two university buildings won awards, this year. In addition, eight of the awards went to housing developments including the regeneration of the Gorbals district in Glasgow and a five floor affordable housing block in East London.

Posted by Adam Lloyd
July 2, 2015
Awards

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