Herzog & de Meuron, Caruso St John and Haworth Tompkins among top names on 49-building Stirling Prize long-list
The Tate Modern extension; Norwich’s straw-clad Enterprise Centre, and Brighton’s new “vertical pier” are among the 49 best British buildings of the year, announced today by RIBA.
Herzog & de Meuron’s huge addition to the former Bankside Power Station – also known as the Blavatnik Building and Switch House – won particular praise for its chain-mail brick façade, while Architype’s environmentally friendly office building for the University of East Anglia was described as “a tour de force in the exploration and use of sustainable materials”.
Marks Barfield Architects’ British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton was saluted for its “extraordinary innovation and originality” by judges of the awards, which serve as a long list for the building-of-the-year Stirling Prize.
Other winning schemes include Caruso St John’s Liverpool Philharmonic Hall refurbishment; Haworth Tompkins’ Silchester social housing development in Notting Hill, west London; and Invisible Studio’s Wolfson Tree Management Centre at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire
Three practices notched up double wins in this year’s national awards.
Wilkinson Eyre won awards for both its expansion of the Dyson Campus in Wiltshire and 8 Finsbury Circus in the City of London.
Eric Parry Architects won awards for the Welding Institute near Cambridge and new music facilities for Wells Cathedral School, while Stephenson Studio picked up accolades for the Stoller Studio at Chetham’s School of Music and the Finlays Warehouse housing development, both in Manchester.
RIBA president Jane Duncan said the 2017 roll-call of national winners was a list of “phenomenal buildings” created by extraordinarily talented, ambitious and enthusiastic design teams.
She said it was particularly pleasing to see great examples of well-designed sustainable new homes among the award winners in light of the UK’s housing crisis.
“Derwenthorpe in York is a fantastic socially and environmentally sustainable housing development; in London, Silchester and Ponders End are both great examples of estate regeneration bringing thoughtful and community based affordable housing to the capital,” she said.
“Sadly though, these projects are exceptions. We all deserve a well-designed, affordable home, wherever we live in the country. I encourage other local authorities, developers and clients to look at these projects as exemplars.”
Duncan praised the selection of high-quality new school buildings included on the 2017 awards list – naming Parry’s Wells Cathedral School project and Grimshaw’s “The Laboratory” at Dulwich College.
However, she said it was “disappointing” that, after a few boom years, there were no cost-effective state-school buildings among the award winners.
“Well-designed schools support improved student achievement, and staff and student wellbeing and should be part of educational aspirations for all our schools, not just those in the fee-paying sector,” she said.
RIBA National Award winners are all contenders for the Stirling Prize, the shortlist for which is set to be announced on July 20.
Full list of national award winners for 2017
|Name of project||Architect||Location||Typology|
|Carrowbreck Meadow||Hamson Barron Smith||Norwich, Norfolk, England||Housing development - private|
|The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia||Architype||Norwich, Norfolk, England||University|
|Peacock House||BHSF Architekten with Studio-P||Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England||Individual house|
|St Albans Abbey||Richard Griffiths Architects||St Albans, Hertfordshire, England||Place of worship|
|Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre||Walters & Cohen Architects||Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England||Place of worship|
|The Welding Institute||Eric Parry Architects||Great Abington, Cambridge, England||Research institution|
|Leicester Cathedral’s Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’||van Heyningen and Haward Architects||Leicester, England||Place of worship|
|The Laboratory, Dulwich College||Grimshaw||Dulwich, south London, England||School - independent/public|
|No 49||31/44 Architects||Hither Green, southeast London, England||Individual House|
|The Loom||Duggan Morris Architects||Whitechapel, east London, England||Workspace/office|
|8 Finsbury Circus||WilkinsonEyre||City of London||Workspace/office|
|40 Chancery Lane||Bennetts Associates||Holborn, central London, England||Mixed use building - Workspace/office and retail|
|King’s College School||Allies and Morrison||Wimbledon, southwest London, England||School - independent/public|
|New Scotland Yard||Allford Hall Monaghan Morris||Embankment, central London, England||Workspace/office|
|Paradise Gardens||Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands||Hammersmith, west London, England||Housing development – private|
|Photography Studio for Juergen Teller||6a architects||Ladbroke Grove, west London, England||Mixed use building – workspace and residential|
|Silchester||Haworth Tompkins||Notting Hill, west London, England||Housing development - social|
|Barretts Grove||Amin Taha + Groupwork||Stoke Newington, north London, England||Housing development – private|
|Dujardin Mews||Karakusevic Carson Architects with Maccreanor Lavington||Ponders End, north London, England||Housing development – social|
|Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building||Herzog & de Meuron||Bankside, central London, England||Museum|
|The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre||Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners||Bloomsbury, central London, England||Museum|
|Walmer Yard||P Salter and Associates with Mole Architects John Comparelli Architects||Holland Park, west London, England||Housing development - private|
|Live Works||Flanagan Lawrence with Tench Maddison Ash Architects||Newcastle Upon Tyne, England||Theatre|
|Shawm House||MawsonKerr Architects||West Woodburn, Northumberland, England||Individual house|
|The Word||FaulknerBrowns Architects||South Shields, South Tyneside, England||Library and cultural venue|
|Chetham’s School of Music - Stoller Hall||stephenson STUDIO||Manchester, England||School - independent/public|
|Finlays Warehouse||Stephenson Studio||Northern Quarter, Manchester, England||Housing development – private|
|Liverpool Philharmonic||Caruso St John Architects||Liverpool, England||Theatre|
|Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building||Foster + Partners||Christie Hospital, south Manchester, England||Healthcare|
|Fallahogey Studio||McGarry-Moon Architects Ltd||Kilrea, Northern Ireland||Workspace/office|
|Bedales School of Art and Design Building||Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios||Petersfield, Hampshire, England||School - independent/public|
|The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College||Stanton Williams||University of Oxford, Oxford, England||University|
|Magdalen College Library||Wright & Wright Architects||University of Oxford, Oxford, England||University|
|Warwick Hall Community Centre||Acanthus Clews Architects||Burford, Oxfordshire, England||Community space|
|Caring Wood||Macdonald Wright Architects Rural Office for Architecture||near Maidstone, Kent, England||Individual house|
|Command of the Oceans||Baynes and Mitchell Architects||Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent, England||Museum|
|Hastings Pier||dRMM Architects||Hastings, East Sussex, England||Leisure|
|British Airways i360||Marks Barfield Architects||Brighton & Hove, England||Leisure|
|South Street||Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd.||Lewes, East Sussex, England||Individual house|
|Dyson Campus Expansion||WilkinsonEyre||Malmesbury, Wiltshire., England||Workspace/office|
|New Music Facilities for Wells Cathedral School||Eric Parry Architects||Wells, Somerset, England||School - independent/public|
|Wolfson Tree Management Centre||Invisible Studio||Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England||Leisure|
|Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum||Glenn Howells Architects||Lichfield, Staffordshire||Memorial|
|Blackburn Meadows Biomass||BDP||Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England||Energy infrastructure|
|Derwenthorpe Phase One||Studio Partington||York, north Yorkshire, England||Housing development – private|
|Victoria Gate Arcades||ACME||Leeds city centre, England||Retail|
|City of Glasgow College||Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects||Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Further education college|
|Newhouse of Auchengee||Ann Nisbet Studio||Meikle Auchengree, North Ayrshire, Scotland||Individual house|
|Rockvilla||Hoskins Architects||Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, Scotland||Workspace/office|