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NewsNews • 10 Sep 2021

RIBA announces 54 winners of the 2021 National Award

The award started in 1966 and has since recognized the UK’s best new buildings. The Royal Institute of British Architects provides an insight into the prevailing theme’s from this year’s award winning projects. The Institute notices sensitive restorations and adaptations like a 45-year-old furniture factory in Bath re-energised for art students and a major reconfiguration to transform the user experience of the MK Gallery. Investment in arts and culture is prevalent in the Aberdeen Art Gallery’s major redevelopment and a new facility for the English National Ballet. The RIBA celebrates state-of-the-art higher education facilities and schools like Kingston University Town House’s interlocking vertical volumes a... More

Project • By Nordic Copper from Aurubis FinlandIndividual Buildings

Font House

Gluckman Smith Architects’ Font House project – announced as an RIBA Regional Awards winner – is defined by its palette of high quality materials, including pre-weathered brass copper roofing. Font House is located within a historic walled garden in the grounds of Grade I listed Nevill Holt Hall in Leicestershire, UK. The new house and landscaped garden provide discreet entertainment space, supporting Nevill Holt’s Opera festival, and is at the heart of the owner’s vision of breathing new life into a historic country estate. The design takes on a symmetrical form with the composed presence of a pavilion. A large central reception space is framed by two simple bedrooms that project beyond the central mass of t... More

Project • By Fraser Brown MacKenna ArchitectsUniversities

Carshalton Boys Sports College

Fraser Brown MacKennaArchitects designed a classroom suite for Carshalton Boys Sports College in South London. The building is clad in perforated and solid Cor-ten panels and utilised off-site manufacture to meet programme, budget, and sustainability requirements. The new built-for-purpose Maths facility replaced a deteriorating temporary structure, providing eight new flexible classrooms, staff offices and WC facilities within a new 775sqm single storey building. With its intriguing visual aesthetic the new Cor-ten clad facility promotes a positive, modern identity for the department, and provides an improved working environment within. The interiors are flooded with natural light and make use of moveable partitions to provide flexib... More