East RIBA Regional Awards 2019

Cambridge construction boom results in high proportion of winners

The East RIBA Regional Awards in numbers
The East RIBA Regional Awards in numbers

The average standard this year was high, resulting in a high proportion of winners. There was a particularly strong ‘Cambridge effect’, a result of the large amount of construction activity in the city. The new city extension of Eddington alone attracted several entries, perhaps because it is sponsored by the University of Cambridge which commissions architects with an established reputation.

Housing schemes continue to feature, including large social housing projects, a number of which have concentrated on sustainability issues. Bringing Passivhaus standards, or near Passivhaus standards, to the mass market has also been a common theme and one to be applauded given increasing climate change warnings. The jury also recognised the architectural skill deployed in masterplanning housing schemes and was pleased to see an entry that concentrated on this aspect.

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Building of the Year 2019

The Dorothy Garrod Building, Cambridge.
The Dorothy Garrod Building, Cambridge.

Walters & Cohen Architects for Newnham College, Cambridge


 
Abode at Great Kneighton, Phase 2, Cambridge.
Abode at Great Kneighton, Phase 2, Cambridge.

Proctor and Matthews Architects for Countryside Properties


 

Black Barn, Dallinghoo.
Black Barn, Dallinghoo.

Studio Bark for James Holland


 

Courtyard House, Bury St Edmunds.
Courtyard House, Bury St Edmunds.

Williams Griffiths Architects for James Drew & Michaela Breilmann


 

Eaton Socon Pre-school.
Eaton Socon Pre-school.

Devlin Architects for Eaton Socon Pre-School CIO


 

Eddington Lot 1, North West Cambridge.
Eddington Lot 1, North West Cambridge.

WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects for University of Cambridge


 

Eddington masterplan, Cambridge.
Eddington masterplan, Cambridge.

AECOM Design & Planning for University of Cambridge


 

Goldsmith Street, Norwich.
Goldsmith Street, Norwich.

Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley for Norwich City Council


 

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

Jamie Fobert Architects for Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge


 

Kintyre, St Albans.
Kintyre, St Albans.

Tate Harmer for Emily Spry & Alex Paul


 

Marmalade Lane Cohousing, Cambridge.
Marmalade Lane Cohousing, Cambridge.

Mole Architects for TOWN and Trivselhus with Cambridge Cohousing


 

North West Cambridge Utility Buildings, Cambridge.
North West Cambridge Utility Buildings, Cambridge.

Robin Lee Architecture for University of Cambridge


 

Pavilion Extension, Cambridge.
Pavilion Extension, Cambridge.

Ashworth Parkes Architects for RM Construction


 

Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge.

Haworth Tompkins for The Perse School


 

Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge.
Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge.

Stanton Williams for University of Cambridge


 

St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans.
St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans.

John McAslan + Partners for St Albans City and District Council


 

Stapleford Granary Study Centre for the Arts and Music, Stapleford.
Stapleford Granary Study Centre for the Arts and Music, Stapleford.

MCW Architects for ACE Foundation


 

The Lookout, Holkham.
The Lookout, Holkham.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with Lucas+Western Architects for Holkham Estate


 

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