Projects by Hopkins, Haworth Tompkins, Flanagan Lawrence and Guy Hollaway have been honoured in the 2015 RIBA South East Regional Awards
Chosen from a shortlist of 16 schemes, the nine triumphant projects included a ‘small but perfectly-formed house’ on the Dungeness coast, a country retreat and design studio in Kent, and a £20 million ‘unpretentious’ headquarters for WWF.
The region’s top accolade – the Building of the Year Award – went to Haworth Tompkins for its restoration of the Powell and Moya-designed Chichester Festival Theatre. Described by the judges as a ‘true master-class in how to restore and augment an existing iconic building’, the scheme also picked up the Sustainability Award and the Conservation Award and its architect Lucy Picardo of Haworth Tompkins was honoured with the South’s Architect of the Year prize.
Flanagan Lawrence’s ‘little project with large appeal’ – a pair of seafront concrete shells – picked up the South East’s Small Project Award. The scheme in Littlehampton had previously won the AJ Small Projects Special Prize.
RIBA South East Award winners
- WWF-UK Living Planet Headquarters, Woking by Hopkins Architects
- Private house, West Sussex by Wilkinson King Architects
- Church of St Botolph, Steyning by Nicola Westbury Architect
- Acoustic Shells, Littlehampton by Flanagan Lawrence
- Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester by Haworth Tompkins
- Ancient Party Barn, Kent by Liddicoat & Goldhill
- Pobble House, Kent by Guy Holloway Architects
- Kino Cinema, Rye by Jonathan Dunn Architects
- Brighton Waste House, Brighton and Hove by BBM Sustainable Design
Special Awards winners
- Project Architect of the Year Lucy Picardo of Haworth Tompkins
- Client of the Year Neville and Nicola Abraham for Private house, West Sussex
- Building of the Year Chichester Festival Theatre by Haworth Tompkins
- Sustainability Award WWF-UK Living Planet Headquarters by Hopkins Architects, Chichester Festival Theatre by Haworth Tompkins, and Brighton Waste House by BBM Sustainable Design
- Conservation Award Church of St Botolph by Nicola Westbury Architect and Chichester Festival Theatre by Haworth Tompkins
- Small Project Award Acoustic Shells by Flanagan Lawrence
The winning schemes will now all go on to be considered for national awards with the lucky winners announced in June.
Those collecting national awards will then be in the running for the 2015 Stirling Prize.
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