Great British Buildings gives you an exclusive look at some of the this year’s RIBA award winning buildings in the London. Join the architect for a one off architectural tour as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.
As part of this series of events showcasing 2018's Award winners, we will tour the Royal Academy of Music - The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Recital Hall with Ian Ritchie Architects.
Winning both a RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA London Building of the Year 2018, Royal Academy of Music hosts a is a new theatre, designed for both opera and musical theatre, providing over 300 seats and a new 100 seater, Angela Burgess Recital Hall, sited at rooftop level.
The jury panel during the RIBA Awards process described the building:
'This extraordinary intervention fulfils the client's pipe dream for ideal accommodation, within the confines of occupied grade I and II listed buildings. It replaces a 1970s auditorium in the very heart of the Royal Academy of Music, while also adding a new auditorium with a completely different ambience, at roof top level, This project was technically complex: structurally, acoustically and in construction planning. Its resolution has a contemporary feel, that sits very comfortably within its historic setting, much of which is freshly revealed. As a result the Academy has acquired world class performance spaces for both its students' and the public's enjoyment.'