2010 RIBA Award winners announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 102 buildings in the UK and Europe (93 in the UK and nine in the rest of the EU).

The award-winning buildings range from a small circular loo for bus drivers in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin, from a zero-carbon house to the energy substation for the 2012 Olympics. The high arts have done well with galleries, museums, theatres and auditoriums winning many awards (including the Ashmolean Musuem, Nottingham Contemporary and Aldeburgh Music Campus). Education buildings have also flourished with 17 of the 93 UK awards going to schools and universities. Another feature of the RIBA Awards this year are public spaces - pavilions, monuments, Liverpool Pierhead and the Infinity Bridge in Teesdale have all picked up an award.

Amongst the architects there are some multiple winners, with the highest number of RIBA Awards going to Rick Mather Architects (4 awards). Many of the UK’s prominent architects are awarded this year for their work outside of the UK with Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Tony Fretton all winning an RIBA Award for buildings in the EU. In contrast, the RIBA is pleased that there are many practices, some of whom are very small practices, winning an RIBA for the first time. First-time winners include Carmody Groarke who have won two RIBA Awards this year.

RIBA President Ruth Reed said about the 2010 RIBA Award winners:

'The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards, this year’s awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas. The RIBA Awards always give an opportunity for gem-like small projects and less established practices to shine through and this year is no exception. Far from being a size prize, the RIBA Awards are for buildings that offer value to people’s lives. I am looking forward to seeing an exciting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.'

The 93 UK buildings that have won an RIBA Award are:



Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre    Reiach and Hall       

Balnearn Boathouse    McKenzie Strickland Assocs       

Hotel Missoni     Allan Murray Architects       

House on the Hill    Paterson Architects       

Infirmary Street Baths    Malcom Fraser Architects       

New Stobhill Hospital    Reiach and Hall       

Small Animal Hospital    Archial       

Trongate 103    Elder & Cannon Architects       


Downe Hospital    Scott Wilson Architects       

Kevin Kahan Salon    Twenty-two over seven       

St Malachy's Church    Consarc Conservation       

NORTH EAST           

City Space    Faulkner Browns       

Coopers Studios    Ryder Architecture       

Great North Museum    Farrells with Purves Ash & Casson Mann       

Infinity Bridge    Spence Associates       

Newcastle City Library    Ryder Architecture       

NORTH WEST           

Chips    Alsop Architects / Archial       

Liverpool 1, sites 1 & 7    Dixon Jones - Haworth Tomkins       

LJMU Art & Design Academy    Rick Mather Architects       

New Roundhouse    Walker Simpson Architects       

Pierhead & Canal Link    Aecom       


Broadcasting Place    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios       

Hull Truck Theatre    Wright + Wright Architects       

Junction    Buschow Henley       

Navigation Warehouse    BDP       

The Workshop    DRDH Architects       


Cardiff Central Library    BDP       

Chapter Arts Centre    Ash Sakula       

Creative Business Units    Heatherwick Studio       

Hafod Eryi (Snowdon Summit Building)    Ray Hole Architects       

Margam Duscovery Centre    Loyn and Co / Architects & Design Reserach Unit       

Skypad - Teenage Cancer Trust Unit    orms Architecture Design       

Sleeperz Hotel    Clash Associates       

WEST MIDLANDS           

St Luke's CE Primary School    Architype        

Zero Carbon House    John Christophers       

EAST MIDLANDS           

Museum Court    Jonathan Hendry Architects       

Nottingham Contemporary    Caruso St John Architects       

Think Tank    Marks Barfield Architects       


Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus    Haworth Tomkins       

Creative Exchange    5th Studio       

Downing College    Caruso St John Architects       

Hunsett Mill    Acme       

Martello Tower    Piercy Connor Architects       

Norwich Cathedral Hostry    Hopkins Architects       

Salvation Army Chelmsford    Hudson Architects       

SOUTH WEST           

Lewis House / 54 Wonford Road    David Sheppard Architects       

Mills Bakery    gillespie yunnie architects       


Aardman Animation    Alec French Architects       

Furzey Hall Farm    Waugh Thistleton Architects       

The Hyde    Purcell Miller Tritton       

Rednock School    Cube Design       


Ashmolean Museum    Rick Mather Architects       

Corpus Christi College     Rick Mather Architects       

The Gateway    RMJM       

Private House    Yiangou Architects       

Water Hall Primary School    Architecure MK (now closed)       

Welch House    The Manser Practice       

Wellstead Primary School    Hampshire County Council       

SOUTH EAST           

Christ's College School    DSDHA       

Crawley Library    Penoyre & Prasad       

Mill House    Guy Holloway Architects     

School of Arts    Hawkins/Brown       

Towner    Rick Mather Architects       


1-5 Bateman's Mews     Anne Thorne Architects Partnership       

7 July Memorial    Carmody Groarke       

60 Threadneedle Street     Eric Parry Architects        

The Artist's House    Gumuchdjian Architects       

Bankside 1 2 3     Allies and Morrison       

Bateman's Row    Theis & Khan Architects       

Bus Driver Facility     Julian Cowie Architects       

Charlotte Building     Lifschutz Davidson       

Clapham Manor Primary School    drmm       

College Road     Knox Bhavan Architects       

Edward Alleyn Building     van Heyningen & Haward Architects       

Forest of Light     Tonkin Liu       

Forge Arts     Burd Haward       

Highbury Square     Allies and Morrison       

Leaf House    James Gorst Architects       

Lowther Children's Centre     Patel Taylor       

Medieval + Rennaissance Galleries V+A    Muma + Julian Harrap       

The Monument     Julian Harrap Architects       

New Horizon Youth Centre     Adam Khan Architects       

New Library Longford Community School    Jonathan Clark Architects       

Northbury Infant & Junior School     Greenhill Janner Architects       

Park Avenue South     studio octopi        

Primary Substation for the 2012 Olympics    NORD Architecture       

Regent's Place Pavilion     Carmody Groarke       

Sackler Building     Haworth Tompkins       

Sackler Centre for Arts Education,V+A     Softroom        

Twenty Bishops Square/St Botolph's Hall    Matthew Lloyd Architects       

Whitechapel Gallery     Robbrecht & Daem / Witherford Watson Mann Architects       

Whitecross Street     Project Orange       

Yew Tree Lodge     Duggan Morris Architects    

The nine RIBA Award buildings in the European Union are:


The AP Moller School, Germany    CF Moller Architects       

Neues Museum, Germany     David Chipperfield Architects, Restoration Architect Julian Harrap Architects       

House at Spanish Cove, Ireland (Cork)    Niall McLaughlin Architects       

VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Ireland (Carlow)    Terry Pawson Architects Limited       

The Alzheimers respite centre, Ireland (Dublin)    Niall McLaughlin Architects       

MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Italy     Zaha Hadid Architects       

British Embassy Warsaw, Poland    Fretton, Tony Architect       

Campus Palmas Altas, Spain    Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners/Vidal y Asociados arquitectos     

City of Justice Barcelona and l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain    David Chipperfield Architects    

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist will be drawn from the 102 RIBA Award winners. The RIBA Stirling Prize, in association with The Architects’ Journal is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The prize will be presented at The Roundhouse, London on Saturday 2 October 2010.

Notes to editors

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More information can also be found at www.architecture.com/awards.

  • For further information contact either:
    General info only: Beatrice Cooke in the RIBA Press Office on 020 7307 3813; beatrice.cooke@inst.riba.org.
  • If your query regards a specific project please contact the relevant regional press contact:


John McMenemy – john.mcmenemy@inst.riba.org 01223 566 285

RIBA London

Mike Althorpe – mike.althorpe@inst.riba.org; 020 7307 3659

RIBA South and RIBA South East

Jenny Peterson – jenny.peterson@inst.riba.org; 01892 515 715

East Midlands

Daphne Oxland - oxlandharbidge@btinternet.com; 01636 812 172

RIBA West Midlands

Matthew Dobson – matthew.dobson@inst.riba.org; 0121 233 2321

South West and RIBA Wessex

Jon Watkins - Jon.watkins@inst.riba.org; 0844 800 2767

North East

Jon Jo MacNamara - Jonjo.macnamara@inst.riba.org; 0191 261 7441

Northern Ireland

Gillian Lenderman – Gillian.rsua@dnet.co.uk; 02890 323 760

North West

Anna Johnson – anna.johnson@inst.riba.org; 0151 703 0107


Sharon McCord – smccord@rias.org.uk; 0131 229 7545


Emma England – emma.england@inst.riba.org; 0113 389 9870


Liz Walder – liz.walder@inst.riba.org; 02920 288 987

  • The RIBA Stirling Prize is sponsored by The Architects’ Journal. For more information on our sponsors please visit their website www.architectsjournal.co.uk,
  • The RIBA Stirling Prize jury comprises architects and lay judges from the arts. The 2010 judges are: Edward Jones - Architect, Mark Lawson – Presenter, Lisa Jardine – Author, Ivan Harbour – Architect, and Ruth Reed, RIBA President.
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