Chris Wilkinson Architects has won the aj/Robin Ellis small projects award for its £60,000 ski-tow pavilion at Princes Club at Bedfont Lakes. Skiers are launched from the small pavilion, which also has a transparent space from which to view the skiing. The team working on the project comprised Chris Wilkinson, Keith Brownlie and Dominic Bettison.
There were three runners-up: bloac, for a studio and working space created in an East London leather sweatshop for £2000; hlm Architects, for a nursery in Wakefield; and Victoria Manser Architect, for a house extension in South-east London.
The winners were chosen from the small projects published in the aj on 11 and 18 September. Thirty of the schemes, including the winners, will be in an exhibition, 'but perfectly formed', in Gallery Two of the riba Architecture Centre from 17 February to 28 March.
The exhibition and awards are sponsored by Robin Ellis Design Build. The winner gets £500 and runners-up £250. The judges were Robin Ellis; Colin Hayward of cost consultant Boyden & Co; architect Michael Manser; Robert Myers of structural engineer Price and Myers; and Victoria Thornton, director of the riba Architecture Centre.