RIBA AWARDS / SOUTH-EAST
PRIVATE HOUSE, ASHURSTWOOD David Rea Architects Client: Roseann Rea This project reconfigures the orientation of the existing Sussex farm cottage, using new-build to define a generous new entrance. Tailored to the artist-client's needs, it has character and charm.
The small and intimate interlocking volumes feel appropriate to both the site and garden.
JUBILEE LIBRARY, BRIGHTON Bennetts Associates with Lomax Cassidy + Edwards Client: Brighton & Hove City Council The Jubilee Library forms the centrepiece of the regeneration of North Laine and is clearly intended as a civic building of importance.
The main library space has warm timber-clad walls, concrete detailing and good natural lighting.
£8 million. 6,500m
VISITOR CENTRE, WAKEHURST PLACE Walters and Cohen Client: Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Sensitively located within the Sussex landscape, this restrained and elegant steel and glass structure allows the eye to pass through the building and register the beautiful landscape beyond. Timber-louvred canopies activate the composition, with the resulting play of light.
£1.5 million. 950m