Ashmolean museum wins one of four awards for architects
Rick Mather Architects came top of the RIBA prize list after scooping four awards, including one for Building's project of the year, the Ashmolean museum.
The Royal Institute of British Architects handed out 93 prizes to projects in the UK and nine to the rest of the EU today. Among the winners was the Ashmolean museum in Oxford – built by Mace and designed by Rick Mather Architects.
Rick Mather Architects also picked up awards for the Art & Design Academy at Liverpool John Moores university, a new auditorium at Corpus Christi college at Oxford university, and a new cultural centre in Eastbourne, named Towner.
Other winners included Spence Associates' Infinity Bridge, which crosses the River Tees, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for Broadcasting Place in Leeds. Major UK architects such as Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Tony Fretton won awards for buildings in the EU.
Ruth Reed, president of the RIBA, said: “The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards, this year's awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas.”
For the full list of winners go to the RIBA website: www.architecture.com
Project: Ashmolean museum, Oxford
Architect: Rick Mather Architects
Project: Broadcasting Place, Leeds
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Project: Infinity Bridge, Teesdale
Architect: Spence Associates
Project: Balnearn Boathouse, Tayside
Architect: McKenzie Strickland Assocs
Project: New Horizon Youth Centre
Architect: Adam Khan Architects