RIBA AWARDS / LONDON
TOWER HILL ENVIRONS SCHEME Stanton Williams Client: Historic Royal Palaces This scheme offers an exhilarating open space in which the visitor is free to move, stop and sit down at will. The pavilions are themselves unfussy in outline, and establish a calm wall along the western approaches to the square.
Buildings: £8 million. 2,182m
MOSSBOURNE COMMUNITY ACADEMY Richard Rogers Partnership Client: Mossbourne Community Academy This building proposes a radical rethink of the physical setting of secondary education.
The perimeter wall protects and focuses the school community, which is organised around subject-based houses, each with its own vertical circulation and local staff centres.
£23 million. 8,312m
PRIOR WESTON SCHOOL TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION Penoyre & Prasad Client: Islington LBC A temporary building, but a triumph of good sense. Built over a summer (three classrooms were built in a weekend), it has transformed a collection of tired school units from the mid-20th century into a vibrant, bright and fully integrated school.