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RIBA East Midlands 2017 Award winners announced

RIBA East Midlands 2017 Award winners announced

Six East Midlands buildings have won RIBA East Midlands Awards, which were announced at The Roundhouse, Derby on Thursday 25 May 2017; Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’by van Heyningen and Haward Architects was named RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year 2017, sponsored by Marley Eternit. The event was hosted by BBC East Midlands Political Editor, Tony Roe.

The winning buildings are:

  • Artemis Barn, Castleton by Chiles Evans + Care Architects Ltd
  • Beach Hut – Sandilands, Sutton on Sea by Jonathan Hendry Architects Ltd
  • George Green Library, University of Nottingham by Hopkins Architects
  • Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project 'With Dignity and Honour' by van Heyningen and Haward Architects
  • Meadow View Specialist Dementia Residential Care Centre, Darley Dale, Derbyshire by Glancy Nicholls Architects
  • Number One Westhill, Leicester by Stephen George + Partners LLP

Regional Jury Chair, Robert Evans of Evans Vettori Architects, said of this year’s Award-winners:

'The jury were delighted by the exceptionally wide range of entries submitted for the 2017 RIBA East Midlands Awards. Submissions arrived from the far extremities of the region, ranging from a Peak District barn, via a beach hut, to a dementia care home. Each of the winning schemes demonstrates the great architecture that results from a partnership between a passionate client and a committed, imaginative architect. In very different ways, every scheme adds enormously to their locality, and will engage and delight for many years to come.'

Special Awards were awarded to:

  • George Green Library, University of Nottingham - RIBA East Midlands Sustainability Award, sponsored by Geberit;
  • Artemis Barn - RIBA East Midlands Conservation Award
  • Beach Hut – Sandilands - RIBA East Midlands Small Project Award;
  • Derbyshire County Council for Meadow View Specialist Dementia Residential Care Centre - RIBA East Midlands Client of the Year Award sponsored by Tobermore;
  • Josh McCosh, van Heyningen and Haward Architects - RIBA East Midlands Project Architect of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell for Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’;
  • Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’ - RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year Award, sponsored by Marley Eternit.

Two RIBA East Midlands Student Awards were also awarded to Ben Price, from Nottingham Trent University for ‘Infrastructure for Post-capitalism’ and to Sarah Grocock, Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University for ‘Slowness, the Kingsbridge skills exchange for the Third Age’.

Microsoft is the RIBA Awards Exclusive Technology Partner.

© Carlo Draisci

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