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Stirling Prize 2010: RIBA Special Awards winners announced

The winners of the RIBA Special Awards have been announced, with top prizes going to David Chipperfield, AECOM, Gumuchdjian Architects, Architype and developer Hammerson

2010 Crown Estate Conservation Award

  • Neues Museum on Museum Island in Berlin, Germany

David Chipperfield Architects' Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany

Source: Ute Zscharnt

David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany

David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany, has landed this year’s Crown Estate Conservation Award. Despite missing out on this year’s Stirling Prize, the practice picked up the £5,000 award which recognises the ‘best work of conservation demonstrating successful restoration of an architecturally significant building’.

Speaking about the museum, conservation architect and judge, Paul Velluet, said: ‘The judges have selected the Neues Museum project in Berlin from a remarkably strong field of eligible conservation projects. 

‘What is most impressive about this project is the coherence with which the works of repair and reconstruction, such as the reinstated colonnade and remarkable vaulted clay-pot ceilings, have been integrated with new work; not least in the two glazed courtyards, and inside the Staircase Hall. The result is an exemplary fusion of new and old.’

Project data

 

Architect: David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap
Client: Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
Contractor: Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning
Structural Engineer: Ingenieurgruppe Bauen
Services Engineer: Jaeger, Mornhinweg & Partners
Quantity Surveyor: Nanna Fütterer for David Chipperfield Architects
Contract Value: €200m
Date of Occupation: October 2009
Gross internal area: 20,500m²

 

Shortlisted

  • Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus, Suffolk, by Haworth Tompkins
  • Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich, by Hopkins Architects
  • Corpus Christi College, Oxford, by Rick Mather Architects
  • The Monument, City of London, by Julian Harrap Architects
  • Neues Museum, Berlin, by David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap Architects

 

RIBA/CABE 2010 Public Space Award

  • The Pier Head and Canal Link, Georges Parade, Liverpool

AECOM’s Pier Head and new canal link in Liverpool

Source: Alan Cookson

AECOM’s Pier Head and new canal link in Liverpool

AECOM’s Pier Head and new canal link public realm project in Liverpool won the RIBA/CABE public space award. The scheme features a new performance space and large capacity venue.

Sarah Gaventa director of public space at CABE was one of the judged the award. She said: ‘The Pier Head and Canal Link create an exciting new waterfront for Liverpool that elegantly complements its surroundings. The craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail encourage people to linger. This is placemaking at its best.’

The category is dedicated to the architects and landscape architects of the best RIBA Award-winning public spaces in the UK and recognises the contribution of well-designed publicly accessible external spaces.  

Project data

Architect: AECOM Design & Planning
Client: Liverpool City Council / British Waterways
Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineer: Liverpool 2020
Contract Value: £22m
Date of completion: June 2009
Gross internal area: 25,000m²

 

Shortlisted

  • Pier Head and Canal Link, Liverpool, by AECOM
  • 7 July Memorial, London, by Carmody Groarke (landscape architect Colvin & Moggridge)
  • Regent’s Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke

 

2010 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize

  • The Artist’s House in Kensington, west London

Gumuchdjian Architects’ The Artist’s House in Kensington, west London

Source: Philip Gumuchdjian

Gumuchdjian Architects’ The Artist’s House in Kensington, west London

Gumuchdjian Architects’ The Artist’s House project won this years Stephen Lawrence Prize. Sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, the award is handed to the best examples of projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million. The £5,000 prize is intended to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets.

Marco Goldschmied, who judged the award, said: ‘From the clever opening up of the rear garden, to the sweeping top-lit three-storey staircase, the overall effect is to transform a utilitarian box into a glorious continuum of spaces, flowing and interconnecting in unexpected ways, with every corner bringing a new surprise.’

Project data

Architect: Gumuchdjian Architects
Client: Valentine Franc
Contractor: Robin Ellis Projects
Structural Engineer: Alan Connisbee & Associates
Landscape Architect: Todd Longstaffe Gowan
Contract Value: £926,000
Date of completion: January 2008
Gross internal area: 400m²

 

Shortlisted

  • Hunsett Mill, Stalham, Norfolk, by Acme
  • Martello Y Tower, Bawdsey, Suffolk, by Piercy Conner Architects with Billings Jackson Design
  • 1-5 Bateman’s Mews, London, by Anne Thorne Architects Partnership
  • 7 July Memorial, London, by Carmody Groarke
  • The Artist’s House, London, by Gumuchdjian Architects
  • Bus Driver Facility, Dagenham, London, by Julian Cowie Architects

  

2010 RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award

  • St Luke’s C of E Primary School, Park Street South, Wolverhampton

Architype’s St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Wolverhampton

Source: Leigh Simpson

Architype’s St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Wolverhampton

Architype’s St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Wolverhampton has won the 2010 RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award. Frances Sorrell, who judged the award, said: ‘St Luke’s is an inspiration.  Anyone involved in building a new primary school should go and see this school before doing anything else.’

The £5,000 first prize is given to the architects of the best RIBA Award-winning school (primary or secondary).

Project Data

Architect: Architype
Client: Wolverhampton City Council
Contractor: Thomas Vale Construction
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers
Services Engineer: E3 Consulting
Contract Value: £5,991,770
Date of completion: June 2009
Gross internal area: 2911m²

 

Shortlisted

  • St Luke’s CE Primary School, Wolverhampton, by Architype
  • Rednock School, Gloucester, by Cube Design
  • Christ’s College School, Guildford, by DSDHA
  • Clapham Manor Primary School, London, by dRMM
  • Lowther Children’s Centre, London, by Patel Taylor

 

RIBA 2010 Client of the Year supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust

  • Hammerson

Hammerson's St Botolph's Hall in London

Source: Mikael Schilling

Hammerson’s St Botolph’s Hall in London

Hammerson bagged this year’s client of the year award. Tom Bloxham, who judged the award, said: ‘To get any good building made needs inventive architects, skilful builders and determined clients. This award celebrates clients who love architecture and who want to make their mark with some great buildings. The Bloxham Charitable Trust is pleased to support it.’

The award recognises the role good clients play in the delivery of fine architecture. The judges, which include lay members, choose clients from RIBA National Award-winning schemes while looking at their previous track record of ‘successful commissioning’.

Shortlisted

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Aldeburgh Music
  • Royal Parks
  • Hammerson
  • The Victoria & Albert Museum

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