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21 projects shortlisted for RIBA East 2021 Awards

21 buildings, including a water tower conversion in Norfolk, a mosque in Cambridge and the creative reuse of a derelict coalman’s barn in Hertfordshire, have been shortlisted for the RIBA East 2021 Awards.

12 March 2020

21 buildings, including a water tower conversion in Norfolk, a mosque in Cambridge and the creative reuse of a derelict coalman’s barn in Hertfordshire, have been shortlisted for the RIBA East 2021 Awards.

Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects © Morley von Sternberg

Out of an original 36 entries in the East of England, 21 will now be considered for a RIBA Regional Award.

The Byre and Garrett by Hugo Hardy Architect © Siohban Doran

RIBA East regional director Louise Todd said:

“Cambridge and its surrounds dominated the number of awards entries in the region this year, reflecting the significant investment and growth in the city. Shortlisted schemes across the region demonstrate a wide range of solutions to the client brief, whether it be new build, refurbishment or inventive re-use – we’re looking forward to visiting the projects later this month.”

The Water Tower by Tonkin Liu © Dennis Pedersen

The buildings that have been shortlisted are:

Cambridgeshire

  • 36 Storey’s Way, Churchill College, by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture
  • Cambridge Assessment, by Eric Parry Architects
  • Cambridge Central Mosque, by Marks Barfield Architects
  • A Contemporary Barn, by Ashworth Parkes Architects
  • Corpus Christi College Old House Refurbishment, by NRAP Architects
  • Imperial War Museums Paper Store, Duxford, by Architype
  • Key Worker Housing, Eddington, by Stanton Williams
  • Private house, Huntingdon, by Graham Handley Architects
  • Private house, Cambridge, by Haysom Ward Miller Architects
  • Private house extension, Stapleford, by NRAP Architects
  • Private house, Cambridge, by Snell David
  • Royal Papworth Hospital, by HOK International
  • Student Services Centre, Cambridge, by Bennetts Associates
  • Abcam, Cambridge, by NBBJ
  • Fordham Abbey Dojima Sake Brewery, by SCABAL (Studio Cullinan & Buck Architects) with Kay Pilsbury Thomas Architects

Hertfordshire

  • The Byre and The Garrett, Berkhamsted, by Hugo Hardy Architect
  • Private House, Hemel Hempstead, by Kirkland Fraser Moor
  • St Albans Cathedral Welcome and Learning Centre, by Simpson & Brown
  • Oxhey Hall Farm, Watford, by Fletcher Crane Architects
  • Woodside Mews, Watford, by TAS Architects

Norfolk

  • The Water Tower, by Tonkin Liu

Imperial War Museums Paper Store by Architype © Richard Ash

All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury.

Several RIBA Special Awards will also be announced including the RIBA East Sustainability Award sponsored by Michelmersh, RIBA East Project Architect of the Year sponsored by Taylor Maxwell and RIBA East Building of the Year sponsored by Equitone.

A number of the Regional Award winners will then go on to be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in the summer. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.

Due to ongoing public health concerns, judging for the 2020 RIBA UK Awards was postponed to 2021. The 2021 RIBA UK Awards (including Regional, National and the RIBA Stirling Prize) will be selected from the shortlist for the 2020 RIBA Regional, RSUA, RIAS, and RSAW Awards.

If you are a member of the press wanting more information on the RIBA East Awards shortlist (including access to images) then please email riba.east@riba.org.

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