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And now for RIBA's special prizes. . .

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The winners of the RIBA Special Awards were also named at the ceremony in Bristol:

No 1 Centaur Street by de Rijke Marsh Morgan won the AJ First Building Award, sponsored by Robin Ellis Design and Construction, for the best example of a first stand-alone building. The small new apartment block on a tight urban site in London's Southwark was commissioned by Solid Space Developments.

Think Tank by Gumuchdjian Architects, the thinker's retreat and birdwatcher's hide near Skibbereen, took the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Trust, it rewards the best building with a construction budget of less than £350,000. Curiously, the £95,000 Stirling-nominated Tiree ferry shelter did not make the shortlist.

LDN Architects' restoration of Newhailes House in Musselburgh won the Crown Estate Conservation Award for the best work of conservation that demonstrates successful restoration and/or adaptation of an architecturally significant building.

The Space centre for dance and drama by Nicholl Russell Studios won the Adapt Trust Access Award for excellence in accessibility and for demonstrating that good design includes good access facilities for all.

Manchester City Council was named RIBA Client of the Year, for projects including the City of Manchester stadium, the City Art Gallery extension and Urbis.

The award, in association with Arts Council England, rewards the role a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.

BedZED by Bill Dunster Architects won the RIBA Journal Sustainability Award for demonstrating most elegantly and durably the principles of sustainable architecture.

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