On September 7 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the finalists for the Stephen Lawrence Prize, an award for projects built on a budget of less than 1 million pounds, and the Riba Client of the Year award. The two prizes, along with the Riba Stirling Prize and the Riba House of the Year award, are the most important awards for architecture assigned to projects built in Great Britain. The winners of the prizes will be announced in London on October 31.
Scrolling through the list of six finalists for the Stephen Lawrence Prize, we find projects of many different kinds, including a former textiles factory in Birmingham, The Compound, which BPN Architects converted into a home, workshop and place for art, and The Houseboat, a house overlooking the harbour in Poole inspired by boatbuilding, designed by Mole Architects with Rebecca Granger Architects.
The other finalists are: Fallahogey Studio by McGarry-Moon Architects in Kilrea, Northern Ireland; Peacock House by BHSF Architekten and Studio-P in Aldeburgh, Suffolk; and Silver House di Hyde + Hyde Architects in Swansea, Wales.
The finalists for the Stephen Lawrence Prize also include the Wolfson Tree Management CentreInvisible Studio, and this brings us to the finalists for the second prize: the Forest Commission has also been shortlisted for the Riba Client of the Year award for its tool storage and staff buildings in the Arboretum, designed by Invisible Studio, and for the Stihl Treetop Walkway, designed by Glenn Howells Architects. Candidates for the clients’ award also include: Bedales School Art and Design Building, for the building designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the London Borough of Enfield, for Dujardin Mews social housing project by Karakusevic Carson Architects, and the Tate for the new Tate Modern Blavatnik building designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
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