RIBA AWARDS - EAST
Jury chair - John Pringle Lay assessor - Jay Merrick Regional representative - Jonathan Ellis-Miller
BEDFORD MUSIC SCHOOL, BEDFORD Architect: Eric Parry Architects www. ericparryarchitects. co. uk Client: Bedford School Bedford School's new music school comprises a recital hall plus rehearsal rooms connected by a glazed street to the teaching and practice wings. The 140-seat recital hall faces on to the playing fields, with a facade of alternating stainless-steel and glass panels stretching the full height of the building.
Contract value: £2.2 million
SOUTH ESSEX RAPE & INCEST CRISIS CENTRE (SERICC), GRAYS, ESSEX Architect: Featherstone Architects www. featherstone-associates. co. uk Client: SERICC Discussions with counsellors and women led to the development of emotional diagrams that inspired the new design. Private and public circulation wind around a central ribbon wall. Pod-like windows, which include seating, provide both light and privacy in counselling rooms.
Contract value: £150,000