A Sheffield car park designed by Allies & Morrison and a footbridge featured in Channel 4’s the Castleford Project are among 16 projects shortlisted for the RIBA White Rose Awards.
Allies & Morrison and Niall McLaughlin Architects are the big winners in this year’s RIBA Awards, collecting four prizes each for architectural excellence.
Despite the troubled Building Schools for the Future programme, which is still to produce an award-winning building, education is a sector where some of the most talented architects are working today — reflected in the strong shortlist, which made it the most difficult category to judge.
The National Trust has performed a U-turn and agreed to give feedback to architects who took part unsuccesfully in its controversial competition for a new visitor centre at Hadrian’s Wall.
Last year I was an awards assessor in Scotland and, having driven all over the country looking at new buildings, I concluded that there is a distinct Scottish architectural culture.
Kilmartin Glen is a linear cemetery dating to about 3000 BC.
From exotic spots such as Istanbul and Rome to more domestic locations such as Sheffield and Whitstable, the ambitions of BD’s five graduating diploma student award winners were scattered far and wide this year. Ellis Woodman, BD’s buildings editor, looks at what marked them out
Class of 2008 is brought to you by BD and Buro Four. The winners of this year’s competition are to be announced in BD on August 8, so check back soon to find out who won. The best student projects to enter this year – which won through in a closely contested competition – will be reviewed by Ellis Woodman in BD and on bdonline.co.uk.
Shortlisted EntrantsAllford Hall Monaghan Morris; DSDHA; Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; John McAslan + Partners; Penoyre & Prasad; *Winner*Wright & Wright Architects
Wright & Wright Architects has beaten practices including Allies & Morrison to design this project for William Shakespeare’s old school in Stratford-upon-Avon.