RIBA AWARDS - SOUTH
Jury chair - Clare Wright Lay assessor - Linda Mills Regional representative - Robin Haddow
RE-ERECTED FORMER PORTABLE AIRSHIP HANGAR, FARNBOROUGH BUSINESS PARK, HAMPSHIRE Architect: Julian Harrap Architects Client: SEGRO The former portable airship hangar dating from around 1912 has been re-erected in the business park's public square close to its original site, reusing steel frames salvaged from two demolished sheds. New purlins and tension members support the parabolic arches on raised, precast foundations.
Contract value: £1.6 million
STOWE HOUSE RESTORATION, PHASE 2, BUCKINGHAM Architect: Purcell Miller Tritton www. pmt. co. uk Client: Stowe House Preservation Trust Phase 2 involved completing external repairs to the central mansion, reinstating historic roofs and repairing and conserving stonework and render of the elevations. The project also restored the magnificent elliptical Marble Saloon with its fine plaster domed ceiling.
Contract value: £5.8 million
RICHARD DOLL BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, TRIALS & EPIDEMIOLOGYBUILDING, OXFORD Architect: Nicholas Hare Architects www. nicholashare. co. uk Client: University of Oxford Located on a sloping site, the building provides 9,000m 2 of offices and laboratories. It comprises four discrete blocks linked by a series of bridges and staircases across the glazed atria.
Contract value: £17.2 million
OXFORD CASTLE HERITAGE PROJECT, OXFORD Architect: Architects Design Partnership with Dixon Jones, Jestico + Whiles, Panter Hudspith, Richard Griffiths Architects www. adp-architects. co. uk Development partners: The Trevor Osborne Property Group, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford preservation Trust, South East England Development Agency, English Heritage Formerly a prison, the 2ha site in the heart of the city has been closed to the public for 200 years. The brief was to restore the building, maximise public access and consider appropriate other uses of the site. New building and interventions in the historic fabric allowed hotel use.
Contract value: £35 million
STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE, GEORGE THOMAS BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE Architect: Nicholas Hare Architects www. nicholashare. co. uk Client: University of Southampton The centre provides around 2,000m 2 of space in an atrium and open-plan offices. Sustainable elements include predominantly natural ventilation, buildingintegrated photovoltaics, roof rainwater collection, high thermal mass, BMS-controlled lighting and heating, and extensive engineered timber.
Contract value: £4.1 million
ASPEX GALLERY, PORTSMOUTH Architect: Glenn Howells Architects www. glennhowells. co. uk Client: Aspex Gallery, Visual Arts Trust The gallery is in the Vulcan Building, a scheduled monument at Gunwharf Quays adjacent to Portsmouth's historic dockyard. The gallery facilities are contemporary insertions into the historic fabric.
Existing materials are left exposed where possible and new elements defined by simple, modern materials.
Contract value: £650,000
FARNBOROUGH DBA, FARNBOROUGH BUSINESS PARK, HAMPSHIRE Architect: Allies and Morrison www. alliesandmorrison. co. uk Client: SEGRO As part of the business park masterplan, a 1930s research building on the north side of the Development Brief Area has been restored and converted to a variety of uses. The development plot is planned to provide a direct connection from this central square through to the town's historic quarter.
Contract value: £2.7 million
PRIVATE HOUSE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE Architect: Avanti Architects www. avantiarchitects. co. uk Client: Private This new house adjacent to a listed house built in 1960 has wings in three orthogonal directions. The section is on descending levels to follow the landform and address views.
Contract value: £607,000