RIBA Award winners 2011
This year's award-winning buildings range geographically from a winery in Spain to a community hall on the Scottish Hebridean island of Raasay, and in style from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford to Love Shack - a self-build hideaway in the Lake District National Park. The recently completed Velodrome is the first ever 2012 Olympics event building to win an architecture prize and is one of five RIBA Awards for Hopkins Architects, a practice previously shortlisted three times for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
2011 has been an exceptional year for private houses which constitute 17 out of 89 UK winners. Schools and universities have also flourished with 14 schools (including three BSF projects and two Academies) and 9 university buildings winning awards. Last year's RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Zaha Hadid, is an award winner this year with the Evelyn Grace Academy in south London.
Three very different health buildings - the NHS Teenage Cancer Trust in Birmingham, Foster + Partner's private Circle Hospital in Bath and a new Maggie's Cancer Care centre in Cheltenham - showcase carefully designed, comfortable spaces to aid patient wellbeing.
Winning buildings by region