Manser Medal in the East

Four houses in the East of England compete for RIBA Manser Medal

Four private homes in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are amongst 23 stunning buildings which form the 2014 longlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) national Manser Medal.  Run in association with Hiscox, the prize is for the best new house or major extension designed by an architect in the UK.  The four homes in the East of England are:

1.    The Arboretum, Burnham Overy Staithe, by Cowper Griffith Architects, Cambridge
2.    Broombank, Aldeburgh by SOUP Architects, London
3.    Private House, Aldeburgh by James Gorst Architects, London
4.    Wildfowl Cottage by 5th Studio, Cambridge

The Arboretum picked up the RIBA’s regional Building of the Year earlier this year, with its architects Cowper Griffith also picking up regional Architect of the Year.

The East of England has a strong history of Manser Medal winners over the past ten years, with the award being picked up by Hunsett Mill in Norfolk in 2010, Salt House in Essex in 2007, Holly Barn in Norfolk in 2006 and the Black House in Ely in 2004.

The winner of the RIBA Manser Medal will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony on Thursday 16 October.

Posted on Wednesday 2nd July 2014