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West Midlands Winners Announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), announced the winners of the RIBA Regional Awards for 2015, 5 West Midlands buildings won RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards in recognition of their architectural excellence from the 9 buildings which were shortlisted.The prestigious event was held at Spotlight in Digbeth and special guests included Michael Holmes, editor in chief of the Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine, and Stiliyan Petrov, retired Aston Villa and Celtic footballer.


 

1.      River Studio in Warwickshire by Sjölander da Cruz Architects

2.      Southwater One in Telford by Associated Architects

3.      Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

4.      Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre by Architype

5.      Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge by KKE Architects

 

Speaking today, Phil Howl, RIBA West Midlands Jury Chair said, “The 2015 Jury had a fascinating and varied collection of buildings to visit.  Many were commissioned at the depth of the recession in what must have been demanding circumstances and doubtless with challenging budgets.  It was therefore very rewarding to see how the architects had worked creatively with their clients to extract the greatest potential from their budgets to produce such well-crafted and thoughtful buildings. Sustainability was high on the agenda and the fact that several of the buildings had become catalysts for regeneration of an area demonstrates the wider value that great architecture can achieve.”

 

From the above regional winners, six special category awards have been announced as:

 

1.      RIBA West Midlands Sustainability Award – River Studio in Warwickshire by Sjölanderda Cruz Architects

2.      RIBA West Midlands Project Architect of the year Award – Rupert Walshe at Associated Architects for Southwater One in Telford

3.      RIBA West Midlands Client of the Year Award Telford and Wrekin Council for Southwater One in Telford

4.      RIBA West Midlands Small Project of the Year Award – Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge by KKE Architects

5.      RIBA West Midlands Conservation Project of the Year Award – Middleport Pottery in Stoke-On-Trent by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

6.      RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year Award – Middleport Pottery in Stoke-On-Trent by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

 

RIBA West Midlands Regional Award winners will also be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.


The winning buildings are:

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