49 Winners in RIBA National Awards

John Hill
23. June 2017
​Tate Modern Blavatnik Building by Herzog & de Meuron (Photo: Iwan Baan)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2017 RIBA National Awards for architecture.

The 49 projects (listed below in the order of RIBA's 22 June announcement) now enter into the running for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize, aka the UK's best building of the year. Beyond the usual congratulations, RIBA President Jane Duncan had some illuminating words in the RIBA announcement:

The lack of high quality new housing is a huge issue in the UK so I am particularly pleased to see great examples of well designed, sustainable new homes amongst our award winners. 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. 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.

These words follow soon after the devastating Grefell Tower fire in west London, which killed 79 people and now raises concerns about other UK towers clad in the same combustible facade system. They also come one month after the prestigious EU Mies Award was given to a Dutch housing project, the first time in its history. If this sentiment toward housing holds true until the Stirling Prize remains to be seen: the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist will be announced on 20 July with the winner announced on 31 October 2017.

Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre by Walters & Cohen Architects (Photo: Will Scott)

1. Carrowbreck Meadow by Hamson Barron Smith
2. The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype
3. Peacock House by BHSF Architekten with Studio-P
4. St Albans Abbey by Richard Griffiths Architects
5. Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre by Walters & Cohen Architects
6. The Welding Institute by Eric Parry Architects
7. Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project 'With Dignity and Honour' by van Heyningen and Haward
8. The Laboratory, Dulwich College by Grimshaw
9. No 49 by 31/44 Architects

New Scotland Yard by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (Photo: Timothy Soar)

10. The Loom by Duggan Morris Architects
11. 8 Finsbury Circus by WilkinsonEyre
12. 40 Chancery Lane by Bennetts Associates
13. King's College School by Allies and Morrison
14. New Scotland Yard by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
15. Paradise Gardens by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
16. Photography Studio for Juergen Teller by 6a architects
17. Silchester by Haworth Tompkins
18. Barretts Grove by Amin Taha + Groupwork
19. Dujardin Mews by Karakusevic Carson Architects with Maccreanor Lavington

Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners (Photo: Nigel Young)

20. Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building by Herzog & de Meuron
21. The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
22. Walmer Yard by P Salter and Associates with Mole Architects John Comparelli Architects
23. Live Works by Flanagan Lawrence with Tench Maddison Ash Architects
24. Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects
25. The Word by FaulknerBrowns Architects
26. Chetham's School of Music - Stoller Hall by stephenson STUDIO
27. Finlays Warehouse by Stephenson Studio
28. Liverpool Philharmonic by Caruso St John Architects
29. Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners

Caring Wood by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell (Photo: James Morris)

30. Fallahogey Studio by McGarry-Moon Architects Ltd
31. Bedales School Art and Design Building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
32. The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College by Stanton Williams
33. Magdalen College Library by Wright & Wright Architects
34. Warwick Hall Community Centre by Acanthus Clews Architects
35. Caring Wood by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell
36. Command of the Oceans by Baynes and Mitchell Architects
37. Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects
38. British Airways i360 by Marks Barfield Architects
39. South Street by Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd.

46. Victoria Gate Arcades by ACME (Photo: Jack Hobhouse)

40. Dyson Campus Expansion by WilkinsonEyre
41. New Music Facilities for Wells Cathedral School by Eric Parry Architects
42. Wolfson Tree Management Centre by Invisible Studio
43. Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum by Glenn Howells Architects
44. Blackburn Meadows Biomass by BDP
45. Derwenthorpe Phase One by Studio Partington
46. Victoria Gate Arcades by ACME
47. City of Glasgow College by Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects
48. Newhouse of Auchengee by Ann Nisbet Studio
49. Rockvilla by Hoskins Architects

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