The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 1 September) announced the shortlist for the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize.
The prize, set up in memory of the teenager who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993, and supported by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, is intended to encourage fresh architecture talent and reward the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million.
A mobile artist’s studio, a prototype for innovative affordable housing and a house that blends Japanese and British design are just some of the projects on this year’s shortlist. The full shortlist is:
- Exhibition Mews, Hampshire by Ash Sakula Architects
- House of Trace, London by Tsuruta Architects
- Mellor Primary School, Stockport by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
- Modern Side Extension, London by Coffey Architects
- The Observatory, Hampshire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Tin House, London by Henning Stummel Architects
The winner of the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on 6 October at the RIBA in central London.
The Stephen Lawrence Prize judges are: Marco Goldschmied, RIBA Past President and Founder of the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, which established the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize in 1998; Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Doreen Lawrence CBE, mother of Stephen Lawrence; and Niall McLaughlin, founder of Niall McLaughlin Architects, winner of the 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize.
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2. Previous winners of the Stephen Lawrence Prize include The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects (2015); House No 7 by Denizen Works (2014); Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects (2013); Kings Grove by Duggan Morris Architects (2012); and St Patrick's Primary School Library and Music Room by Coffey Architects (2011).
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Posted on Thursday 1st September 2016