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2010 RIBA Award Winners Announced
Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 |

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) today announced the winners of the 2010 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 102 buildings in the UK and Europe (93 in the UK and nine in the rest of the EU).

The award-winning buildings range from a small circular restroom for bus drivers in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin, from a zero-carbon house to the energy substation for the 2012 Olympics. The high arts have done well with galleries, museums, theaters and auditoriums winning many awards (including the Ashmolean Musuem, Nottingham Contemporary and Aldeburgh Music Campus). Education buildings have also flourished with 17 of the 93 UK awards going to schools and universities. Another feature of the RIBA Awards this year are public spaces - pavilions, monuments, Liverpool Pierhead and the Infinity Bridge in Teesdale have all picked up an award.

Amongst the architects there are some multiple winners, with the highest number of RIBA Awards going to Rick Mather Architects (4 awards). Many of the UK’s prominent architects are awarded this year for their work outside of the UK with Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Tony Fretton all winning an RIBA Award for buildings in the EU. In contrast, the RIBA is pleased that there are many practices, some of whom are very small practices, winning an RIBA for the first time. First-time winners include Carmody Groarke who have won two RIBA Awards this year.

RIBA President Ruth Reed said about the 2010 RIBA Award winners: “The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards, this year’s awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas. The RIBA Awards always give an opportunity for gem-like small projects and less established practices to shine through and this year is no exception. Far from being a size prize, the RIBA Awards are for buildings that offer value to people’s lives. I am looking forward to seeing an exciting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.”

The 93 UK buildings that have won an RIBA Award are:



Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre   Reiach and Hall    

Balnearn Boathouse   McKenzie Strickland Assocs    

Hotel Missoni   Allan Murray Architects    

House on the Hill   Paterson Architects    

Infirmary Street Baths   Malcom Fraser Architects    

New Stobhill Hospital   Reiach and Hall    

Small Animal Hospital   Archial    

Trongate 103   Elder & Cannon Architects    



Downe Hospital   Scott Wilson Architects    

Kevin Kahan Salon   Twenty-two over seven    

St Malachy’s Church   Consarc Conservation    



City Space   Faulkner Browns    

Coopers Studios   Ryder Architecture    

Great North Museum   Farrells with Purves Ash & Casson Mann    

Infinity Bridge   Spence Associates

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Infinity Bridge, Teesdale, Spence Associates, Photo: Morley von Steinburg

Newcastle City Library   Ryder Architecture    



Chips   Alsop Architects / Archial    

Liverpool 1, sites 1 & 7   Dixon Jones - Haworth Tomkins    

LJMU Art & Design Academy   Rick Mather Architects    

New Roundhouse   Walker Simpson Architects    

Pierhead & Canal Link   Aecom    



Broadcasting Place   Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Broadcasting Place, Leeds, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Photo: Cloud 9


Hull Truck Theatre   Wright + Wright Architects    

Junction   Buschow Henley    

Navigation Warehouse   BDP    

The Workshop   DRDH Architects    



Cardiff Central Library   BDP    

Chapter Arts Centre   Ash Sakula    

Creative Business Units   Heatherwick Studio

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Creative Business Units, Aberystwyth, Heatherwick Studio, Photo: Edmund Sumner

Hafod Eryi (Snowdon Summit Building)  Ray Hole Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Snowdon Summit, Wales, Ray Hole Architects, Photo: Aneurin Phillips

Margam Duscovery Centre   Loyn and Co / Architects & Design Reserach Unit    

Skypad - Teenage Cancer Trust Unit   orms Architecture Design    

Sleeperz Hotel   Clash Associates    



St Luke’s CE Primary School   Architype    

Zero Carbon House   John Christophers    



Museum Court   Jonathan Hendry Architects    

Nottingham Contemporary   Caruso St John Architects    

Think Tank   Marks Barfield Architects    



Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus   Haworth Tomkins    

Creative Exchange   5th Studio    

Downing College   Caruso St John Architects    

Hunsett Mill   Acme    

Martello Tower   Piercy Connor Architects    

Norwich Cathedral Hostry   Hopkins Architects    

Salvation Army Chelmsford   Hudson Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Salvation Army, Chelmsford, Hudson Architects, Photo: Keith Collie



Lewis House / 54 Wonford Road   David Sheppard Architects    

Mills Bakery   gillespie yunnie architects    



Aardman Animation   Alec French Architects    

Furzey Hall Farm   Waugh Thistleton Architects    

The Hyde   Purcell Miller Tritton    

Rednock School   Cube Design    



Ashmolean Museum   Rick Mather Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Rick Mather Architects, Photo: Andy Matthews

Corpus Christi College   Rick Mather Architects    

The Gateway   RMJM    

Private House   Yiangou Architects    

Water Hall Primary School   Architecure MK (now closed)   

Welch House   The Manser Practice    

Wellstead Primary School   Hampshire County Council    



Christ’s College School   DSDHA    

Crawley Library   Penoyre & Prasad    

Mill House   Guy Holloway Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Mill House, Kent, CTM Architects, Photo: Paul Freeman

School of Arts   Hawkins/Brown    

Towner   Rick Mather Architects    



1-5 Bateman’s Mews   Anne Thorne Architects Partnership    

7 July Memorial   Carmody Groarke    

60 Threadneedle Street   Eric Parry Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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60 Threadneedle Street, London, Eric Parry Architects, Photo: Timothy Soar

The Artist’s House   Gumuchdjian Architects    

Bankside 1 2 3   Allies and Morrison    

Bateman’s Row   Theis & Khan Architects    

Bus Driver Facility   Julian Cowie Architects    

Charlotte Building   Lifschutz Davidson    

Clapham Manor Primary School   drmm

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Clapham Manor Primary School, London, drmm, Photo: Jonas Lencer

College Road   Knox Bhavan Architects    

Edward Alleyn Building   van Heyningen & Haward Architects    

Forest of Light   Tonkin Liu    

Forge Arts   Burd Haward    

Highbury Square   Allies and Morrison    

Leaf House   James Gorst Architects    

Lowther Children’s Centre   Patel Taylor    

Medieval + Rennaissance Galleries V+A   Muma + Julian Harrap    

The Monument   Julian Harrap Architects    

New Horizon Youth Centre   Adam Khan Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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New Horizon Youth Centre, Adam Khan Architects, Photo: David Grandorge

New Library Longford Community School   Jonathan Clark Architects    

Northbury Infant & Junior School   Greenhill Janner Architects    

Park Avenue South   studio octopi    

Primary Substation for the 2012 Olympics   NORD Architecture    

Regent’s Place Pavilion   Carmody Groarke

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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Regents Place Pavilion, London, Carmody Groarke, Photo: Gautier Deblonde

Sackler Building   Haworth Tompkins    

Sackler Centre for Arts Education,V+A   Softroom    

Twenty Bishops Square/St Botolph’s Hall   Matthew Lloyd Architects    

Whitechapel Gallery   Robbrecht & Daem / Witherford Watson Mann Architects    

Whitecross Street   Project Orange    

Yew Tree Lodge   Duggan Morris Architects  

The nine RIBA Award buildings in the European Union are:

The AP Moller School, Germany   CF Moller Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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A P Moller School, Germany, C F Moller Architects, Photo: PoulIb Henriksen

Neues Museum, Germany   David Chipperfield Architects, Restoration Architect Julian Harrap Architects    

House at Spanish Cove, Ireland (Cork)  Niall McLaughlin Architects    

VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Ireland (Carlow)  Terry Pawson Architects Limited

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Terry Pawson Archs, Photo: Helene Binet

The Alzheimers respite centre, Ireland (Dublin)  Niall McLaughlin Architects    

MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Italy   Zaha Hadid Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Italy, Zaha Hadid Architects, Photo: Iwan Baan

British Embassy Warsaw, Poland   Fretton, Tony Architect    

Campus Palmas Altas, Spain   Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners    

City of Justice Barcelona and l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain   David Chipperfield Architects

2010 RIBA Award Winners

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City Of Justice Barcelona and l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, David Chipperfield Archs, Photo: Christian Richters

The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist will be drawn from the 102 RIBA Award winners. The RIBA Stirling Prize, in association with The Architects’ Journal is awarded to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The prize will be presented at The Roundhouse, London on Saturday October 2, 2010.

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