West Midlands RIBA Regional Awards 2019

Eclectic mix of well crafted newcomers and a welcome trend towards repurposing heritage buildings

The West Midlands Regional Awards in numbers.
The West Midlands Regional Awards in numbers.

This year’s shortlist sent the jury to all corners of the region, providing them with a robust insight into its direction of architectural design. An extremely eclectic mix of well-crafted buildings utilising natural materials featured alongside an interesting number of projects involving architectural reuse. This repurposing of buildings is most welcome, especially in an area where there is a great wealth of interesting and worthy buildings to work with. The West Midlands has always been the birthplace of creativity and this trend is good to see, especially with regards to the wider issues of sustainability and a layered urban landscape.

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Building of the Year

Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, University of Birmingham.
Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, University of Birmingham.

Sheppard Robson for University of Birmingham


 

Barn House, Herefordshire.
Barn House, Herefordshire. Credit: Mark Bolton

Stolon Studio for private client


 

Beech Gardens, Ludlow.
Beech Gardens, Ludlow. Credit: Curtis McNally

K4 Architects for Connexus


 

Middle Hunt House Bridge, Herefordshire.
Middle Hunt House Bridge, Herefordshire. Credit: Alex Ramsay

Michael Crowley Architects for private client 


 

Squirrel Works, Birmingham.
Squirrel Works, Birmingham.

Sjolander da Cruz Architects for Liv Projekt


 

The Ghost House, Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Ghost House, Stratford-upon-Avon.

BPN Architects with Baynes & Co for private client 


 

Wrekin College Business School, Telford.
Wrekin College Business School, Telford. Credit: Paul Harries

Baart Harries Newall Architects for Wrekin College


 

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