RIBA AWARDS / SOUTH
Chair of jury: David Adjaye Regional representative: Andrew Salter Lay assessor: Edwin Heathcote
PINIONS BARN Simon Conder Associates Client: private This conversion of two linear stone barns into a weekend retreat succeeds in raising the ubiquitous 'barn conversion' to a new level.
The two structures are kept as simple discrete blocks dening a courtyard between them. The building is innovative and daring yet at the same time remains understated, thus not undermining the quality of the existing structures but transforming them.
£656,000. 378m 2
SENIOR COMMON ROOM, ST JOHN'S COLLEGE MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Client: St John's College, Oxford The architect has managed to maintain a clear concept for the building from design to completion to create a sensitive and cohesive addition to the college, while adding distinctive new spaces. The use of electrically operated timber louvres to transform the main dining space and its links to the garden beyond gives the building an enjoyable sense of play and dynamism.
Cost: condential. 90m 2
ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE OXFORD, PHASE TWO Hodder Associates Client: Fellows of St Catherine's College The architect has managed to create a sensitive addition to the campus of the Jacobsen buildings (previously added to by Stephen Hodder in 1994) which, while being compliant with the original masterplan, maintains its autonomy and coherence on the site. In this, it follows in the tradition of evolutionary development of the design principles that underlies everything that happens in the college.
£8.7 million. 4,274.5m 2
TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS, BEDALES SCHOOL Walters and Cohen Client: Bedales School The architect has created a well-detailed addition to the school which functions well for teachers and students alike.
The intelligent control of the external environment to create well-lit classrooms is to be applauded, while the robust detailing gives the building a relaxed atmosphere particularly appropriate to the school's teaching philosophy.
£7.5 million. 3,900m 2