RIBA announces shortlists for five Special Awards 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) today announces the shortlists for five special awards which honour the UK’s best new school buildings, conservation projects, public spaces and smaller projects; the shortlist for the RIBA Client of the Year has also been unveiled.
Drawn from 102 RIBA Award-winning buildings presented earlier this year, the winners of the RIBA Special Awards will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010 Dinner in association with The Architects’ Journal and Benchmark on Saturday 2 October 2010 at The Roundhouse, London.

The shortlists follow:

RIBA CABE Public Space Award
This award is presented to the architects and landscape architects of the best RIBA Award-winning public space in the UK and recognises the valuable contribution that well-designed public space makes to the quality of the built environment and to our daily lives. The award was judged by Sarah Gaventa, Director of CABE Space, last year’s winners McDowell + Benedetti and RIBA Head of Awards Tony Chapman.

This year’s shortlist is:
Pierhead & Canal Link, Liverpool by Aecom
7 July Memorial, London by Carmody Groarke (Landscape Architect Colvin & Moggeridge)
Regent’s Place Pavilion, London by Carmody Groarke

The Crown Estate Conservation Award
The Crown Estate Conservation Award is presented to the best work of conservation that demonstrates the successful restoration and /or adaptation of an architecturally significant building. The Award was judged by conservation architects Richard Griffiths and Paul Velluet and the RIBA Head of Awards Tony Chapman.

This year’s shortlist is:
Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus, Aldeburgh by Haworth Tomkins
Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich by Hopkins Architects
Corpus Christi College, Oxford by Rick Mather Architects
The Monument, City of London by Julian Harrap Architects
Neues Museum, Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap

The RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award
The RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award is awarded to the architects of the best RIBA Award-winning school (primary or secondary) with the aim of raising the standards of design in all new school building. The prize was judged by a jury comprising Lady Frances Sorrell, Mukund Patel of the Sammon Group, and Ian Goodfellow of Penoyre & Prasad, last year’s winners.

This year’s shortlist is:
St Luke’s CE Primary School, Wolverhampton by Architype
Rednock School, Gloucester by Cube Design
Christ’s College School, Guilford by DSDHA
Clapham Manor Primary School, London by dRMM
Lowther Children’s Centre, London by Patel Taylor

Stephen Lawrence Prize
The Stephen Lawrence Prize is sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation and rewards the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million. The prize is intended to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets. The judges included the architect and past President of the RIBA Marco Goldschmied, architect Pankaj Patel, Doreen Lawrence OBE, mother of the teenager who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993, and the RIBA Head of Awards Tony Chapman.

This year’s shortlist is:
Hunsett Mill in Stalham, Norfolk, by Acme
Martello Y Tower, Bawdsey, Suffolk by Piercy Connor Architects with Billings Jackson
1-5 Bateman’s Mews, London SW4 by Anne Thorne Architects Partnership
7 July Memorial, London by Carmody Groarke
The Artist’s House, Kensington, London by Gumuchdjian Architects
Bus Driver Facility, Dagenham, London by Julian Cowie Architects

RIBA Client of the Year supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust
RIBA Client of the Year award honours the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture. The award is judged by Tom Bloxham MBE members of the RIBA’s Awards Group, which is chaired by Paul Monaghan and includes both lay members as well as architects. They consider clients of the year’s RIBA Award-winning schemes but take into account a track record of previous successful commissioning, particularly where this has led to earlier RIBA Awards.

This year’s shortlist is:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Aldeburgh Music
Royal Parks
Hammerson
The Victoria & Albert Museum

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