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Winners of RIBA South Regional Awards

Winners of RIBA South Regional Awards Winners of RIBA South Regional Awards

A youth centre which incorporates the tree house idea of its users; and a restored Victorian chapel at the heart of a university campus are among the nine buildings which have won RIBA South Regional Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Awards were presented in recognition of their architectural excellence at a prestigious ceremony held at Ascot Racecourse tonight (Thursday 25 May), in recognition of their architectural excellence. The ceremony was compered by the journalist and broadcaster Rosie Millard.

The Regional Award-winning buildings are:

Hampshire

  • Bedales School Art and Design Building, Petersfield by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • The Point, Tadley by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
  • University of Winchester Winton Chapel, Winchester by Design Engine Architects Ltd

Oxfordshire

  • Warwick Hall Community Centre, Burford by Acanthus Clews Architects
  • Incurvo, Goring by Adrian James Architects
  • Barns Road, Oxford by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Magdalen College Library, Oxford by Wright & Wright Architects
  • The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College, Oxford by Stanton Williams with Rodney Melville and Partners Ltd
  • Oxfordshire Residence, Wallingford by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP with Berman Guedes Stretton

The 9 Regional Award winners were drawn from a shortlist of 15 projects, from 40 entries.

Rupert Cook, Chair of the RIBA South jury panel commented:

"This year’s RIBA Awards shortlist gave insight into the range of buildings being commissioned and designed, from small to big budget. We witnessed exceptional quality creating buildings that will endure."

"There were notable differences between clients’ approaches to the 'building arms race’. Rather than join this race, some chose careful budget setting and brief development, which could ensure the creation of the new buildings that were not just about the money, with building’s potential being a lesson in the 'economy of means' – taking sustainability to the heart of the brief. We witnessed evidence of the client/architect relationship thriving: this is critical to fine architecture. Together, they could open up an institution and access previously private spaces, allowing engagement with the public in new ways. Some went even further - fully involving users, including in architect selection and in real influence on design direction."

Special Awards

Special Awards were presented to the RIBA Regional Award winners as follows:

  • Regional Building of the Year sponsored by Marley Eternit:
    The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College, Oxford by Stanton Williams with Rodney Melville and Partners Ltd
  • Regional Client of the Year, sponsored by Tobermore:
    Bedales School Art and Design Building, Petersfield by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Regional Emerging Practice of the Year, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell:
    Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
  • Regional Project Architect of the Year, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell:
    Tom Jarman, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Regional Sustainability Award, sponsored by Geberit:
    Bedales School Art and Design Building, Petersfield by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
    Incurvo, Goring by Adrian James Architects
  • Regional Conservation Awards:
    Magdalen College Library, Oxford by Wright & Wright Architects
    Warwick Hall Community Centre, Burford by Acanthus Clews Architects.

RIBA South Regional Award winners will also be considered for the highly-coveted RIBA National Awards in recognition of their architectural excellence: these will be announced on 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.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information please contact:
    Jenny Peterson | jenny.peterson@riba.org.

    For reasons of client confidentiality, we do not provide information about private houses that have won RIBA Awards.
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  3. RIBA South covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.
  4. RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter what the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows.
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