Six East Midlands buildings win 2017 architecture awards
Six East Midlands buildings have won RIBA East Midlands Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held at The Roundhouse, Derby this evening (Thursday 25 May 2017), in recognition of their architectural excellence – please note embargo date and time above. The event will be 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.”
Further Special Awards are awarded to:
- George Green Library, University of Nottingham - RIBA East Midlands Sustainability Award, sponsored by Geberit
- Artemis Barn - RIBA East Midlands Conservation Award, sponsored by Nottingham Trent University
- 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
RIBA East Midlands Award winners will also be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced on Thursday 22 June. 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.
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’.
Notes to editors:
- For further press information please contact:
Lucy Grierson | firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Baulcombe | email@example.com
- The RIBA Special Awards are sponsored by Geberit, Taylor Maxwell, Tobermore and Marley Eternit. Microsoft is the RIBA Awards Exclusive Technology Partner.
- RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA award winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country.