RIBA AWARDS / WEST MIDLANDS
Jury chair - Fred Pilbrow Lay assessor - Paul Harron Regional representative - Bob Ghosh
NATIONAL COLD WAR EXHIBITION, RAF MUSEUM COSFORD, SHROPSHIRE Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects www. feildenclegg. com Client: Royal Air Force The museum's two curvilinear triangular volumes meet to give expression to the Cold War struggle. The building houses 17 aircraft plus missiles, historic artefacts, models and interactive displays. The humidity-controlled environment has low-energy conservation heating and natural ventilation.
Contract value: £12.5 million
REDBROOK HAYES SCHOOL, RUGELEY, STAFFORDSHIRE Architect: Walters and Cohen www. waltersandcohen. com Client Staffordshire County Council, Children and Lifelong Learning Directorate This one-form-entry primary school, nursery and public branch library is on the site of an existing school. It develops the practice's ideas from its exemplar school design, adapting them to the site.
A communal space and hall align, with classrooms either side, making this a school without corridors, beyond the protected entrance and office.
Contract value: £3.3 million
UPPER TWYFORD, HEREFORD Architect: Architype www. architype. co. uk Client: Duchy of Cornwall A pair of derelict farm buildings has been transformed into contemporary workspace for the architect's use. The design was inspired by the rural setting and the character of the existing building, to express the architect's philosophy. It is daylit, naturally ventilated, heated by local biomass and has exceptional views.
Contract value: £450,000