Mole and Haworth Tompkins win three awards each

Secular Retreat by Peter Zumthor and Mole Architects for Living Architecture

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Secular Retreat by Peter Zumthor and Mole Architects for Living Architecture

More than 50 projects have today been handed a RIBA National Award and now go forward to vie for a place on the Stirling shortlist.

Haworth Tompkins and Mole picked up three apiece – the former for Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic and Cambridge’s Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre. Mole was honoured for two housing projects in Cambridge and Living Architecture’s Secular Retreat which it designed with Peter Zumthor.

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RSHP’s Merano on Albert Embankment - designed with EPR

Several other practices won a pair of awards, including Maccreanor Lavington, Stanton Williams, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Archer Humphryes, AHMM and Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners.

There are some serial Stirling contenders and winners on the list, as well as some younger practices including Studio Octopi, for its small rammed-stone Magna Carta pavilion at Runnymede, and Foster Lomas for its rural retreat on the Isle of Man.

Studio Octopi and Mark Wallinger - Writ in Water, Runnymede

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Studio Octopi and Mark Wallinger - Writ in Water, Runnymede

BD’s Architect of the Year, Jamie Fobert, won an award for its redevelopment of Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge.

>> Also read: Building Study: Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, by Jamie Fobert Architects

>> Also read: Building Study: Westminster Abbey, London, by Ptolemy Dean Architects


RIBA president Ben Derbyshire said trends this year included restoring listed and historic buildings, cultural schemes and exemplary volume housebuilding.

Marmalade Lane co-housing by Mole Architects

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Marmalade Lane co-housing by Mole Architects

“Despite the political and economic challenges of recent years, our 2019 RIBA National Award winners show that UK architecture is highly adaptable, immensely talented and as community-focused as ever,” he said.

“I am particularly heartened that more than one third (20 of 54) of our winners have creatively adapted existing buildings. Given the scale of the global environmental challenge, we must encourage sustainable development and investment in buildings of the highest quality – projects that will inspire and meet the needs of generations to come.

Jestico + Whiles' refurbishment of Pitzhanger Manor

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Jestico & Whiles’ and Julian Harrap’s refurbishment of Pitzhanger Manor

“At a time when the country is crying out for innovative, high-quality affordable housing, I am pleased we have been able to recognise some exemplar schemes. I encourage all local authorities and developers to look to these projects for inspiration and rise to the challenge of building the homes people want and need.

“Our 2019 RIBA National Award-winning buildings are innovators and mould-breakers – congratulations to every client, architect and construction team for their combined talent and tenacity.”

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South London Gallery Fire Station (London, SE15) by 6a Architects

The Stirling shortlist will be announced on July 18 with the winner named in October.

>> Also read: Technical Study: Pitzhanger Manor, London

>> Also read: The communities where neighbourliness is part of the design


The winners

• 168 Upper Street (London, N1) by Groupwork

• 4 Pancras Square (London, W1) by Eric Parry Architects

• A Restorative Rural Retreat for Sartfell (Isle of Man) by Foster Lomas

• Alexandra Palace (London, N22) by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

• Battersea Arts Centre (London, SW11) by Haworth Tompkins

• Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens (London, TW8) by with White Ink Architects

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Grimshaw’s London Bridge Station

• Bristol Old Vic by Haworth Tompkins

• Coal Drops Yard (London, N1C) by Heatherwick Studio with Bam Design

• Collective on Calton Hill (Edinburgh, Scotland) by Collective Architecture

• Cork House (Berkshire) by MPH Architects

• Colin Connect Transport Hub and Colin Town Square (Belfast, Northern Ireland) by Hall McKnight

• Eddington Masterplan, Cambridge by Aecom

• Eddington, Lot 1, North West Cambridge by Wilkinson Eyre with Mole Architects

• Eleanor Palmer Science Lab (London, NW5) by AY Architects

• Goldsmith Street (Norwich) by Mikhail Riches

• Great Arthur House (London, EC1Y) by John Robertson Architects

• Hackney Wick Station (London) by Landot and Brown

• Hampshire House by Niall McLaughlin Architects

• Hill House Passivhaus (East Sussex) by Meloy Architects

• House Lessans (Saintfield, Northern Ireland) by McGonigle McGrath

• Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge) by Jamie Fobert Architects

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Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard

• Kingswood Preparatory School and Nursery (Bath) by Stonewood Design

• Lamda (London, W14) by Niall McLaughlin Architects

• London Bridge Station by Grimshaw

• Mackintosh at the Willow (Glasgow, Scotland) by Simpson & Brown

• Mapleton Crescent (London, SW18) by Metropolitan Workshop

• Marmalade Lane Cohousing (Cambridge) by Mole Architects

• Merano (London, SE1) by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners with EPR

• Music School, King’s College School Wimbledon (London, SW19) by Hopkins Architects

• Nevill Holt Opera (Leicestershire) by Witherford Watson Mann Architects

• Nithurst Farm (West Sussex) by Adam Richards Architects

• North West Cambridge Utility Buildings by Robin Lee Architecture

RSHP's The Macallan distillery

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RSHP’s The Macallan distillery

• Ordsall Chord (Manchester) by BDP

• Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre (Cambridge) by Haworth Tompkins

• Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery (London, W5) by Jestico & Whiles with Julian Harrap Architects

• Preston Bus Station Refurbishment by John Puttick Associates with Cassidy & Ashton

• Royal Opera House Open Up (London, WC2E) by Stanton Williams

• Secular Retreat (Devon) by Mole Architects with Atelier Peter Zumthor

• Sevenoaks School Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre by Tim Ronalds Architects

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Niall McLaughlin Architects’ Lamda in Hammersmith

• Signal Townhouses (London, SE1) by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

• Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School (Cambridge) by Stanton Williams

• South London Gallery Fire Station (London, SE15) by 6a Architects

• Southbank Centre (London, SE1) by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with Archer Humphryes Architects

• Teaching and Learning Building, University of Nottingham by Make Architects

• Television Centre (London, W12) by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris with Maccreanor Lavington, Morris & Company, dRMM, Mikhail Riches, Piercy & Co, Haptic, Archer Humphryes and Coffey Architects

• The Beecroft Building, University of Oxford by Hawkins Brown

• The Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College (Cambridge) by Walters & Cohen Architects

• The Macallan Distillery (Aberlour, Scotland) by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

• The Painted Hall (London, SE10) by Hugh Broughton Architects with Martin Ashley Architects

• The Queens Diamond Jubilee Galleries (London, SW1) by MUMA

• The Weston, Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Feilden Fowles Architects

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Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee

• V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma & Associates with Architects and James F Stephen Architects

• Westminster Abbey Triforium Project (London, SW1) by Ptolemy Dean Architects

• Writ in Water (Runnymede, Surrey) by Studio Octopi


>> Also read: Zumthor’s first UK building completes

>> Also read: Building Study: South London Gallery, by 6a architects


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Sevenoaks School Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre by Tim Ronalds Architects