Projects by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Proctor and Matthews, and Mole Architects have been honoured at the RIBA East Regional Awards
The eight winning schemes, which included AHMM’s ‘unique and brilliant’ Alconbury Incubator, SOUP Architects’ ‘geometrically interesting’ studios in Aldeburgh and a ‘playful’ car park by Allies and Morrison and Devereux Architects, were chosen from a shortlist of 16.
The region’s Building of the Year Award went to Proctor and Matthews’ Abode in Great Kneighton. The £45 million residential scheme was praised by the judges for its ‘attention to detail’.
The judges said: ‘The brief clearly had a lot of complexities and requirements which have been executed with great resolve. The architects have fought hard to control aspects around the design and build specification which is a credit to them.’
The win paved the way for the London-based practice to pick up the East’s Architect of the Year Award.
Rural Office for Architecture’s Old Barn was recognised with the region’s Small Projects Award for its ‘well executed choice and use of materials’, while a private house designed to Passivhaus standards by Mole Architects won the Sustainability Prize.
RIBA East Award winners
- Abode, Great Kneighton by Proctor & Matthews Architects
- Alconbury Incubator Building, Huntingdon by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Addenbrooke’s Multi Storey Car Park, Cambridge by Allies and Morrison & Devereux Architects
- EF Language School, Cambridge by NRAP
- UH Prince Edward Hall, Hatfield by Vincent and Gorbing
- Old Barn, Melton Constable by Rural Office for Architecture
- Stackyard, near Diss by Mole Architects
- The Studios, Aldeburgh by SOUP Architects
Special Awards winners
Architect of the Year Proctor & Matthews Architects
Client of the Year Ian and Jane McClintock for Stackyard
Building of the Year Abode Proctor & Matthews Architects
Sustainability Award Stackyard Mole Architects
Conservation Award EF Language School NRAP
Small Project Award Old Barn Rural Office for Architecture
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 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.
The winners of the regional awards will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Robinson College in Cambridge on 16 April.