Three new schools are among the eight winners of this year’s RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ brick-clad Tudor Grange Academy, the ‘vibrant and playful’ Waverley School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and a primary school in Ashperton by Herefordshire-based Warren Benbow Architects were chosen from an initial shortlist of 11 schemes.
Unsurprisingly Mecanoo’s ‘impressive and bold’ Library of Birmingham (AJ 27.9.13) bagged both a regional gong and the region’s Building of the Year Award, while Birmingham City Council took home the Client of the Year award for its role on the £189 million library.
Other winners included Grimshaw’s ‘exemplar, warm and welcoming’ Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station and a new home for Birmingham School of Architecture, which was described by judges as ‘rational and considered’.
The region’s Emerging Architect of the Year Award was picked up by Patrick Arends, an associate at Mecanoo for his part in the award-winning building.
Regional winners will be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the lucky recipients announced in June.
RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards winners
- Ashperton Primary School by Warren Benbow Architects
- CoRE by Purcell
- Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo
- Parkside by Associated Architects
- Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station by Grimshaw
- The Lighthouse by Associated Architects
- Tudor Grange Academy by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Waverley School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Special Awards winners
Building of the Year Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo
Client of the Year Birmingham City Council for the Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo
Emerging Architect of the YearPatrick Arends at Mecanoo
Sustainability Award CoRE by Purcell
Revealed: Winners of RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards