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11 projects shortlisted for the RIBA West Midlands Awards 2021

A house extension, a car factory and a high school are among 11 projects shortlisted for this year's RIBA West Midlands Awards.

12 June 2020

A house extension, a car factory and a high school are among 11 projects shortlisted for this year's RIBA West Midlands Awards.

City South Phase 3 by Sheppard Robson © Jack Hobhouse

RIBA West Midlands Director, Rebecca Smith, welcomed the news:

"This year’s RIBA West Midlands shortlist range from a £91,000 house extension to a £182 million facility for Jaguar Land Rover. It is fantastic see such diversity in a shortlist that celebrates the great architecture within the West Midlands. As an architect myself, I was very impressed with the quality of the submissions from across the region and it was a very tough decision for the judges to form the shortlist of 11 projects.

"It is encouraging to see the high standard of architecture across so many sectors and I congratulate the architects, clients and wider teams involved in creating these projects which serve to enrich our communities."

Prof Lord Bhattacharyya Building by Cullinan Studio © Nick Hufton

This year’s shortlisted projects are:

Rugby School - Dayhouses by TSH Architects © Marcus Holdsworth

Due to ongoing public health concerns, judging for the 2020 RIBA UK Awards was postponed to 2021. The 2021 RIBA UK Awards (including Regional, National and the RIBA Stirling Prize) will be selected from the shortlist for the 2020 RIBA Regional, RSUA, RIAS, and RSAW Awards.

Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced after this.

If you are a member of the press wanting more information on the RIBA West Midlands Awards shortlist (including access to images) then please email Rebecca.Smith@riba.org.

Jaguar Land Rover Advanced Product Creation Centre by Bennetts Associates © Nick Guttridge
Cheshire Street by form:form architects © Steven Hayward

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