Previous winners

RIBA London Building of the Year Award

The RIBA London Building of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding scheme from the year's award winners. It is given to a building that demonstrates exceptional quality and distinction across all categories, at any scale and in any sector. 

Supported by BLP Insurance 

2011 Award winner - Chiswick House Cafe 
by Caruso St John Architects

Client: Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Contractor: Thomas Sinden
Structural Engineer:
White and pristine in the landscape, with a perimeter arcade and a flat roofline, the Chiswick House Café is a worthy addition to William Kent’s grade 1 landscape.

For a modest building this pavilion has great scale, stature, solidity and permanence. The external colonnade is formed of tall, load-supporting columns made of beautiful white Portland stone with the texture of travertine.

The perimeter arcade is angled almost imperceptibly and the columns openings and windows to the interior are not aligned, meaning that internally the building feels more enclosed. It has captured the classical essence of the Palladian villa but in a completely new way.

(photo: Helene Binet)

Previous winners

2010 Winner


Bateman's Row, Shoreditch London
by Theis and Khan

(photo: Nick Kane)


2009 Winner


Maggie's Centre, London by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners

(photo: Richard Bryant)


2008 Winner


Westminster Academy at the Naim Dangoor Centre by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

(photo: Matt Chisnall)






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