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Revealed: Winners of 2016 RIBA South Awards

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Wilkinson Eyre’s Weston Library in Oxford was one of 17 schemes to win regional awards in the RIBA South area last night

The £80million scheme also picked up the region’s Building of the Year Award and was praised by the judges for bringing an ’historic gem back to life’.

The project was chosen from a shortlist of 32 contenders. Other winners included a boy’s school by DSDHA, a ‘serene and relatively modest house’ by John Pardey Architects, a scheme by Sergison Bates which explores ‘how to build better housing’, and Zaha Hadid Architects’ Investcorp Building in Oxford, which the judges said ‘demonstrates great virtuosity and a huge amount of skill’.

An ‘impressive’ scheme of three houses by Ash Sakula, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ ‘creative and playful’ artist’s studio and observatory, and a new visitor space at Mottisfont Abbey by Burd Haward Architects also picked up awards.

A school dining hall inspired by the tales of Roald Dahl designed by De Rosee Sa received the region’s Small Project Award. It was described by the judges as a ‘joy’ which used ‘clever, economical, colourful and robust’ materials.

Herzog & de Meuron’s Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford won it’s the school the Client of the Year Award.

The winners

Cheeran House, Berkshire by John Pardey Architects

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: James Morris

Private house, Berkshire by John Pardey Architects

Davenies School, Beaconsfield by DSDHA

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Dennis Gilbert

Davenies School, Beaconsfield by DSDHA

The Little Hall, Prestwood Infants School, Prestwood by De Rosee Sa

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Jack Hobhouse

The Little Hall, Prestwood Infants School, Prestwood by De Rosee Sa

House 19, Buckinghamshire by Jestico + Whiles

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Grant Smith

House 19, Buckinghamshire by Jestico + Whiles

Suburban housing, Aldershot by Sergison Bates 

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Kristien Daem

Suburban housing, Aldershot by Sergison Bates architects

Exhibition Mews, Bordon by Ash Sakula

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Gareth Gardner

Exhibition Mews, Bordon by Ash Sakula

The Observatory, Lymington by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Matt Dunkinson

The Observatory, Lymington by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Mottisfont Abbey Visitor Facilities, Romsey by Burd Haward Architects

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Buddy Haward

Mottisfont Abbey Visitor Facilities, Romsey by Burd Haward Architects

Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton by Grimshaw

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Diane Auckland

Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton by Grimshaw

Winchester Cathedral Learning Centre, Winchester by Hampshire County Council Architects

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Nick Kane

Winchester Cathedral Learning Centre, Winchester by Hampshire County Council Architects

Bighton Grange, Hampshire by ADAM Architecture

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Paul Highnam

Private house, Hampshire by ADAM Architecture

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford by Herzog & de Meuron

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Iwan Baan

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford by Herzog & de Meuron

Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College, Oxford by Zaha Hadid Architects

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Luke Hayes

Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College, Oxford by Zaha Hadid Architects

Ruskin School of Art, Oxford by Spratley Studios

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Will Scott

Ruskin School of Art, Oxford by Spratley Studios

Weston Library, Oxford by Wilkinson Eyre

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: James Brittain

Weston Library, Oxford by Wilkinson Eyre

Sandpath, Oxfordshire by Adrian James Architects

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: David Fisher

Sandpath, Oxfordshire by Adrian James Architects

Wolfson Academic Wing, Wolfson College, Oxford by Berman Guedes Stretton

RIBA South Awards shortlist

RIBA South Awards shortlist

Source: Andy Spain

Wolfson College Academic Wing, Oxford by Berman Guedes Stretton

RIBA South Special Awards

Building of the Year Weston Library, Oxford by Wilkinson Eyre

Client of the Year Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

Small Project of the Year The Little Hall, Prestwood Infants School, Prestwood by De Rosee Sa

Project Architect of the Year Sergison Bates for Suburban housing, Aldershot

Sustainability Award Sandpath, Oxfordshire by Adrian James Architects

Conservation Award Wolfson Academic Wing, Wolfson College, Oxford by Berman Guedes Stretton

Notable projects that missed out on this year’s awards included Walters and Cohen’s Boathouse 4, Radcliffe Primary Care Building by Niall McLaughlin and a scheme by Hodder + Partners at St Clare’s College, Oxford.

Houses by Robin Snell Architects, John Pardey and Adam Knibb Architects, Strom Architects and Baca Architects also failed to pick up regional accolades.

James Robinson, RIBA regional director said: ‘We are very lucky to have such outstanding buildings winning RIBA Awards this year. The standard and variety of the entries in the South is great to see; from small private houses to the larger public and institutional buildings.

‘The shortlist also demonstrates the fantastic amount of design talent in and around the region, with marvellous new buildings in the city by local architects as well as by well-known British and international practices. The region has many wonderful buildings and this year’s RIBA Award winners show that they are still being built’.

Regional winners will be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the lucky recipients announced in June. Those collecting national awards will then be considered for the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize.

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