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Only five schemes handed RIBA South East regional awards

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Just five of the 14 schemes shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA South East Awards have picked up regional honours

The handful of winners includes the £26.7 million Sibson Building at the University of Kent, Canterbury, by Penoyre & Prasad, which was also named the South East’s building of the year.

Michael Fostiropoulos, a senior architect at Penoyre & Prasad who worked on the 8,200m² block housing the maths and business schools, was named as the region’s project architect of the year.

There were also regional awards for the Black House, Kent, by AR Design Studio, Carmody Groarke’s Studio in a Ruin, East Sussex, and SOUP Architects’ Oatlands Close house extension, which took home RIBA South East’s Small Project of the Year award.

The final winner, the City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashtead, by Hawkins\Brown, picked up the RIBA South East Sustainability Award and the school was named RIBA South East Client of the Year.

However, there was no recognition for Guy Hollaway Architects, which had two schemes shortlisted.

In 2017 the South East region gave out gongs to 11 projects, including one to Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects, which went on to win last year’s RIBA Stirling Prize.

This year’s five regional award winners will be considered for a RIBA National Award – announced on Thursday 21 June – with those winners then standing a chance of winning the Stirling Prize.

Regional jury chair Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young said: ‘The variety of the entries was fantastic, ranging from private houses to the larger public and institutional buildings. The South East has an incredible architectural heritage, with buildings that have the capacity to amaze, inspire and improve our quality of life.’

Regional winners

Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, by Penoyre & Prasad

Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury by Penoyre & Prasad

Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, by Penoyre & Prasad

Source: Quintin Lake

Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, by Penoyre & Prasad

Black House, Kent, by AR Design Studio

Black House, Kent, by AR Design Studio

Black House, Kent, by AR Design Studio

Source: Martin Gardner

Black House, Kent, by AR Design Studio

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashtead, by Hawkins\Brown

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashtead, by Hawkins\Brown

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashtead, by Hawkins\Brown

Source: Jack Hobhouse

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashtead, by Hawkins\Brown

Oatlands Close, Surrey, by SOUP Architects

Oatlands Close, Surrey, by SOUP Architects

Oatlands Close, Surrey, by SOUP Architects

Source: Andy Matthews

Oatlands Close, Surrey, by SOUP Architects

Studio in a Ruin, East Sussex, by Carmody Groarke

Studio in a Ruin, East Sussex, by Carmody Groarke

Studio in a Ruin, East Sussex, by Carmody Groarke

Source: Johan Dehlin

Studio in a Ruin, East Sussex, by Carmody Groarke

 

Special award winners

RIBA South East Building of the Year Award, sponsored by Artifice Press Sibson Building, University of Kent, Canterbury 

RIBA South East Project Architect of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell Michael Fostiropoulos, Penoyre & Prasad

RIBA South East Client of the Year, sponsored by Tobermore City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool

RIBA South East Sustainability Award, sponsored by Geberit City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool 

RIBA South East Small Project of the Year Oatlands Close by SOUP Architects

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