RIBA AWARDS - EUROPEAN AWARDS
EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL JURY Cany Ash - Ash Sakula Architects Emily Campbell - The British Council Tony Chapman - RIBA Peter Clegg - Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects Paul Finch - Emap Construct Richard Griffiths - Richard Griffiths Architects Rachel Haugh - Ian Simpson Architects Glenn Howells - Glenn Howells Architects Edward Jones - Dixon Jones Niall McLaughlin - Niall McLaughlin Architects Paul Monaghan - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Sheila O'Donnell - O'Donnell + Tuomey Alan Stanton - Stanton Williams
DRESDEN STATION REDEVELOPMENT, DRESDEN, GERMANY Architect: Foster + Partners www. fosterandpartners. com Client: Deutsche Bahn Station and Service AG The redevelopment of Dresden Station provides an extensively repaired and improved terminus and replaces the existing fragile shell with a spectacular, translucent glass-fibre roof, reiterating the finesse of the original arches but providing adequate shelter and allowing for future links to a high-speed train network. As part of a masterplan for the surrounding area, the new station provides a clear circulation strategy to allow for easy wayfinding. The new station respects its heritage as one of Europe's most impressive late-19th-century stations.
Contract value: 148 million euros (£100 million)
CASA DA MÚSICA, PORTO, PORTUGAL Architect: Office for Metropolitan Architecture www. oma. eu Client: Porto 2001 SA/Casa da Música The Casa da Música emerged from a restricted competition in 1999, which was launched after Porto was selected as one of the two European Cities of Culture 2001. The solitary building - in the historical centre, the Rotunda da Boavista - stands on a new, more intimate, square connected to a park and enclosed by three urban blocks. The concert hall has two auditoria, eight rehearsal rooms with recording facilities, a music shop, educational facilities, a restaurant and a roof terrace.
Contract value: 100 million euros (£68 million)
MUSEUM OF MODERN LITERATURE, MARBACH AM NECKAR, GERMANY Architect: David Chipperfield Architects www. davidchipperfield. co. uk Client: Deutsches Literaturachiv Marbach The museum exhibits 20th-century literature from the Archive for German Literature and is in Marbach's scenic park, on a plateau overlooking the Neckar River. Dark timber-panelled exhibition galleries are illuminated by artificial light because of the fragility of the works. Each of these spaces borders onto a naturally lit gallery, balancing the composed, internalised world of texts and manuscripts with the scenic valley outside.
Materials such as fair-faced concrete, limestone, wood and felt give the calm, rational architectural language a sensual, physical presence.
Contract value: 11.8 million euros (£8 million)
ANTWERP LAW COURTS, ANTWERP, BELGIUM Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners www. rsh-p. com Co-architect: VK Studio Client: Regie der Gebouwen The building was designed as a sustainable, environmentally efficient gateway to the city, while acting as a catalyst for the long-term masterplanning of the south of Antwerp. It houses eight separate courts and includes 36 courtrooms plus offices, chambers for judges and lawyers, a library and café, with a public hall linking six radiating wings of accommodation.
Contract value: 86 million euros (£58.5 million)
AMERICA'S CUP BUILDING 'VELES E VENTS' VALENCIA, SPAIN Architect: David Chipperfield Architects Associate architect: b720 Arquitectos www. davidchipperfield. co. uk Client: Consorcio Valencia 2007 The building forms a VIP base for all America's Cup teams and sponsors, as well as a venue for the public to view the races. It is a fourfloor, concrete structure composed of stacked and shifting horizontal planes providing shaded and uninterrupted views of the racecourse. The building has a reduced palette of materials: the edges of the structure are trimmed in white steel; a white metal panelled ceiling incorporates recessed lighting; the external oors are timber decking; and the internal oors are white resin.
Contract value: 360 million euros (£245 million)
CHERRY ORCHARD PRIMARY SCHOOL, DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Architect: O'Donnell + Tuomey www. odonnell-tuomey. ie Client: Board of Management, St Ultan's Primary School/Department of Education and Science This primary school for 500 children is a pilot project for the Irish Department of Education. Set in a large housing estate, it will be open throughout the day to play a role in the community, incorporating welfare facilities and an after-school care unit. Given the neglected condition of the public open space and the lack of amenities in this area, the architectural intervention was to treat the school as a haven, enclosed by walled gardens and vaulted roofs.
Contract value: 11.8 million euros (£8 million)
'ALSION' DANISH UNIVERSITY SOUTH, SCIENCE PARK SOUTH AND CONCERT HALL, SØNDERBORG, DENMARK Architect: 3XN www.3xn. dk Client: Danish National Education Buildings/ Foundation for Science Park South/Municipality of Sønderberg/Realdania Foundation/Foundation for Concert Hall in Sønderborg The complex is a unification of culture, education and private research companies in Sønderborg, southern Denmark. The aim is to encourage collaboration between the public university and private research companies. A symphonic concert hall, libraries and meeting rooms offer a variety of cultural events.
Buildings with short gable ends alternate with atria, providing transparency and daylight, and reecting the harbour typology.
Contract value: 67 million euros (£45.6 million)
NEW CIVIC OFFICES FOR CORK CITY COUNCIL, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Architect: ABK Architects www. abk. co. uk Client: Cork City Council The project consists of around 9,200m 2 of administrative offices and support space, together with ancillary accommodation including a 150m 2 crèche and roof and basement parking for 140. It comprises two articulated volumes: a marble-clad/ rendered 'service' volume, which forms a link to the existing, Classical city hall; and the new, crystalline volume, which contains the bulk of the office space.
The project is structured around two key internal spaces: a dramatic, top-lit new civic hall and a narrow private stair hall. It includes exposed, chilledconcrete slabs and wind-assisted ventilation.
Contract value: 26 million euros (£17.6 million)
SINT LUCAS ART ACADEMY, BOXTEL, NETHERLANDS Architect: FAT www. fat. co. uk Client: SintLucas The project comprises a major reworking of the campus of Sint Lucas Art Academy, involving the reorganisation of exterior and interior spaces and the creation of a powerful external identity.
This has been achieved through a number of extensions and surgical demolitions to create a new sense of connection within the interior, combined with the construction of a series of spectacular concrete screens, which unify the buildings and create a new hierarchy of public spaces on the exterior. These include a new piazza and garden terraces as well as car parking.
Contract value: 5 million euros (£3.4 million)
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CORK, IRELAND Architect: Bucholz McEvoy Architects www. bmcea. com Client: University College Cork The Environmental Research Institute is the first naturally ventilated laboratory building in Ireland.
Funding by the HEA was supported by Sustainable Energy Ireland. This low-energy building optimises solar power, cross ventilation and daylight and draws heat from a local aquifer. The building is the subject of an ongoing environmental performance study and achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Contract value: 7 million euros (£4.7 million)
VILLA IN THE VAR, BARGEMON, FRANCE Architect: Dixon Jones with John-Paul Radigois www. dixonjones. co. uk Client: Margot and Edward Jones The combination of 'Les Adrets' (sunny side of the mountain), once terraced for the cultivation of olives, with spectacular views of the village of Bargemon and the Mediterranean, presented an ideal site. The building is linear, following the terraces. Its en-lade plan, with a 60m pergola, provides a series of frames to view the landscape, some accidental, others considered.
Contract value: 450,000 euros (£306,112)
TIETGENKOLLEGIET , COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Architect: Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitek-rma www. lt-ark. dk Client: Fonden Tietgenkollegiet The main inspiration for the project is the meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to dormitory buildings. The simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory is an urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly planned area.
The circular form - symbol of equality and the communal - is contrasted by projecting volumes expressing the individual residences. Upper levels are organised with residences along the perimeter and communal functions orientated toward the inner courtyard. Facilities common to the entire dormitory are grouped at ground level.
Contract value: Confidential
CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CORK, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Architect: de Blacam and Meagher, Boyd Barrett Murphy-O'Connor Architects www. deblacamandmeagher. com Client: Cork Institute of Technology The campus forms an entrance for Cork Institute of Technology, with this and other new buildings forming a quadrangle. All rooms and corridors in the tourism and hospitality building are naturally ventilated and daylit.
The administration building's north and south facades reect concern for orientation and natural ventilation.
The student centre provides for every sort of activity, from hanging out to graduation.
Contract value: 27 million euros (£18.3 million)