A pleasure pier saved by its local community; houses next to a river and to a beach; and a building designed around an 18th century warship are among the 11 buildings which have won RIBA South East 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:
- Command of the Oceans, Chatham by Baynes and Mitchell Architects
- Ness Point, Dover by Tonkin Liu
- Caring Wood, Maidstone by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell
- Brighton College Cairns Tower, Brighton by Richard Griffiths Architects
- Brighton College Music School, Brighton by Eric Parry Architects
- British Airways i360, Brighton by Marks Barfield Architects
- The Traffic Lights, Brighton by John Pardey Architects
- Hastings Pier, Hastings by dRMM Architects
- South Street, Lewes by Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd
- Jack Mill House, Hassocks by Featherstone Young
- Shoreham Beachside Home, Shoreham by ABIR Architects
The 11 Regional Award winners were drawn from a shortlist of 15 projects, from 45 entries.
Dido Milne, Chair of the RIBA South East Awards jury panel commented that a number of the winners "support the notion of ‘Conservation’ in its most progressive form, and serve as a timely reminder that the inventive re-use and adaptation of the existing built environment continues to be an intelligent and sustainable response to the increasing pressures on resources, both regionally and globally."
"The consistently modest spaces within the residential projects also suggest a shift towards a more sustainable way of living. As a jury, we were delighted with the close collaboration between designer and maker evident in so many of the projects."
Special Awards were presented to the RIBA Regional Award winners as follows:
- Regional Building of the Year sponsored by Marley Eternit:
Command of the Oceans, Chatham by Baynes and Mitchell Architects
- Regional Client of the Year, sponsored by Tobermore:
Hastings Pier Charity
- Regional Emerging Practice of the Year, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell:
Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd
- Regional Project Architect of the Year, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell:
Alex de Rijke, dRMM for Hastings Pier
- Regional Sustainability Award, sponsored by Geberit:
Caring Wood by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell
- Regional Conservation Awards:
Command of the Oceans by Baynes and Mitchell Architects
Jack Mill House, Hassocks by Featherstone Young
RIBA South East 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.
Notes to editors:
- For further press information please contact:
Jenny Peterson | email@example.com.
For reasons of client confidentiality, we do not provide information about private houses that have won RIBA Awards.
- RIBA South East covers Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex and the Channel Islands.
- 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.
- Microsoft is the RIBA Awards Exclusive Technology Partner.
- The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. www.architecture.com
Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates www.twitter.com/RIBA.
Follow @RIBASouthEast on Twitter for regional news www.twitter.com/RIBASouthEast