A school, a tennis pavilion and a new library are three of the twelve buildings have been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA South Awards.
42 buildings were entered from the region, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire and twelve have made it through to the next stage.
Regional Director, James Robinson, was extremely proud to announce the ‘strong shortlist’ which he said showcased the amount of design talent in the region. He added that the standard of buildings this year was particularly high; from private houses to larger public and institutional buildings.
The twelve projects in the running are:
- Thames Tower, Reading by dn-a architects
- Berkshire House, Berkshire by Gregory Phillips Architects
- West House, Stowe School, Stowe by MICA Architects
Pheasants, Buckinghamshire by Sarah Griffiths + Amin Taha
- Eastleigh College, Eastleigh by ArchitecturePLB
- Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion, Southsea, Portsmouth by PAD studio
- DH ROFGO, Hampshire by SHH Architecture & Interior Design
- Big Data Institute, Oxford by Make Architects
- The College Hub, Kellogg College, Oxford by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Hubert Perrodo Building, St Peter’s College, Oxford by Design Engine Architects
- New Library, The Queen’s College, Oxford by MICA Architects
- The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects
All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Mercedes-Benz World on Thursday 17 May.
If successful, the Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings in July and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.