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Revealed: RIBA East 2016 Award winners

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist
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Projects by Gort Scott, Penoyre & Prasad and 5th Studio are among this year’s winners, but FAT’s last project – Grayson Perry’s House for Essex – misses out

Of the 12 buildings, five were funded by universities including Hawkins\Brown’s ‘striking and very different’ scheme at the University of East Anglia and Hudson Architects’ £3.5 million School of Architecture at Norwich University of the Arts.

Patel Taylor’s library at the University of Essex was crowned the region’s Building of the Year. The £17.5 million project impressed the jury with its ‘sensitive use of materials both externally and internally’.

A 25-home development of housing for the elderly by Bell Phillips, which was described by the judges as having the ‘potential to kick start a new era for the locale’, gained the practice the RIBA East Architect of the Year Award, while client Thurrock Council Housing Department picked up the Client of the Year Award.

A special mention also went to Gamlingay Eco Hub by Civic Architects for its contribution to the local community.

Notable shortlisted buildings which did not pick up an award include FAT’s House for EssexCaruso St John’s Heong Gallery in Cambridge and an energy-to-waste facility in Suffolk by Grimshaw.

Commenting on the winners, RIBA East chairman Nicolas Tye said: ‘The RIBA East Awards are a fantastic celebration of the inspiring architecture that the region has to offer. The diversity of these projects and the extraordinary quality of the 25 schemes that were shortlisted says a lot for the creativity and skill of the current generation of architects here in the UK.

‘These awards demonstrate that by engaging with an architect, clients can achieve tremendous buildings that improve our communities, enhance people’s lives and are very good value for money.’

The awards were presented at a ceremony at St John’s College, Cambridge last night (14 April).

The winners

St Bede’s Extra Care, Bedford by PRP Architects

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Tim Crocker

St Bede’s Extra Care, Bedford by PRP Architects

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Bedford School by Foster Wilson Architects

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s Bedford School by Foster Wilson Architects

51 Hills Road, Cambridge by Gort Scott

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Dennis Gilbert

51 Hills Road, Cambridge by Gort Scott

Cripps Building, St John’s College, Cambridge by R H Partnership Architects

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Matthew Smith

Cripps Building, St John’s College, Cambridge by R H Partnership Architects

Gamlingay Eco Hub by Civic Architects

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Frederik Rissom

Gamlingay Eco Hub by Civic Architects

Derry Avenue, South Ockendon by Bell Phillips Architects

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Killian O’Sullivan

Derry Avenue, South Ockendon by Bell Phillips Architects

Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre, Essex University, Colchester by Patel Taylor

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Edmund Sumner

Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre, Essex University, Colchester by Patel Taylor

The Avenue, Saffron Walden by Pollard Thomas Edwards 

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Tim Crocker

The Avenue, Saffron Walden by Pollard Thomas Edwards

New QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City by Penoyre & Prasad

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Tim Crocker

New QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City by Penoyre & Prasad

Bob Champion Research and Education Building, UEA, Norwich by Hawkins/Brown

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Gareth Gardner

Bob Champion Research and Education Building, Norwich by Hawkins/Brown

Boardman House (School of Architecture), Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich by Hudson Architects

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Joakim Boren

Norwich University of the Arts School of Architecture, Norwich by Hudson Architects

Westlegate House, Norwich by 5th Studio

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

RIBA East 2016 Awards shortlist

Source: Tim Soar

Westlegate House, Norwich by 5th Studio

RIBA East Special Award winners

Building of the Year Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre, University of Essex, Colchester by Patel Taylor

Client of the Year Thurrock Council Housing Department

Architect of the Year Bell Phillips

Conservation Award Cripps Building, St John’s College, Cambridge by R H Partnership Architects

Sustainability Award New QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City by Penoyre & Prasad

 

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  • No 'House for Essex'? This is a travesty! I thought that was a potential Stirling Prize winner.

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