2014 RIBA National Award winners are announced

The prize will be presented on Thursday 16 October in London.

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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AWARDS _ The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winners of the 2014 RIBA National Awards. The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the 56 RIBA National and EU Award winners (44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the EU). 

The stand-out trend of the 2014 RIBA National Awards is the array of high quality, confident public buildings built for communities all over the country. These buildings show that investment in exceptionally well-crafted civic buildings and public spaces can bring together communities, boost pride and revive our cities, towns and villages. 

There are still very few commercial and privately-owned buildings recognised this year, clearly a recession trend. The large number of smaller-scale projects winning awards show architects’ talent to create great architecture even with more modest briefs and budgets.

Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo Architecten credits Mecanoo; cover: Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth by Wilkinson Eyre Architects credits Richard Chivers

This year’s RIBA National Award winners show that exceptional architecture can be found anywhere: on any high street, in any village or town, and with any budget. Good architecture always begins with a committed client and it is extremely heartening to see in this year’s crop of winners, the increasing recognition, notably in the public sector, of the vital role of good design in attracting visitors, students and clients and of the dramatic influence that a beautiful building has on communities and pride. These buildings show the challenges that can be overcome with pure architectural creativity” said RIBA President Stephen Hodder.

London 2012 Aquatics Center by Zaha Hadid Architects Credits: Hufton Crow

The prize will be presented on Thursday 16 October in London.  


Britten Pears Archive by Stanton Williams 

Hargood Close by Proctor and Matthews Architects

St George's Chapel, Great Yarmouth by Hopkins Architects

King's Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners  Credits Hufton Crow 


Drapers' Academy by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Brent Civic Centre by Hopkins Architects

Golden Lane by Amin Taha Architects

JW3 by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

King's Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners

London 2012 Aquatics Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

Shard / London Bridge by RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The London Library by Haworth Tompkins

LSE student centre by O'Donnell + Tuomey

Luker House by Jamie Fobert architects

One Pancras Square by David Chipperfield Architects

Ortus by Duggan Morris Architects

Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects

Rambert by Allies & Morrison

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions by Maccreanor Lavington

Tate Britain, Millbank Project, Millbank Project by Caruso St John Architects

The New Generation Youth and Community Centre by RCKa

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins Credits Philip Vile


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

Manchester Metropolitan University by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Police Service of Northern Ireland Memorial Garden by Hackett Hall McKnight

Cliff House, Isle of Skye by Dualchas Architects credits: Andrew Lee


261 West Princes Street, Edinburgh by Elder & Cannon Architects

Cliff House, Isle of Skye by Dualchas Architects

HOUSEN7, Isle of Tiree by Denizen Works

Scottish Water – The Bridge, Glasgow by Reiach and Hall Architects


John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford by Design Engine

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Red Bridge House, Crowborough by smerin architects Credits Tim Crocker


Boarding House by Allies & Morrison

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Ditchling, East Sussex by Adam Richards Architects

The Novium, Chichester by Keith Williams Architects

Red Bridge House, Crowborough by smerin architects

The Ritblat Building, Hilden Grange Preparatory School, Tonbridge, Kent by Hawkins\Brown


Architecture Archive, Somerset by Hugh Strange Architects

The Lee Building, Bath by Fielden Fowles Architects with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Ospray Quay Officer's Field, Portland, Dorset by HTA Design

Poole Harbour Second Crossing, Dorset by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Porthmeor artists' studios renovation, St Ives by Long & Kentish Architects

The Wilson, Cheltenham Gallery & Museum by Berman Guedes Stretton


Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo Architecten

Waverley School, Birmingham by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


Manor Works, Sheffield by 00:/

Seizure Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield by Adam Khan Architects

Marseille Vieux Port by Foster + Partners Credits Nigel Young


Departments Of Law And Central Administration by CRAB Studio

LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER (LLC) at WU Campus, Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects

Musiktheater Linz by Terry Pawson

The Blue Planet, Katstrup by 3XN Architects

Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Vartov Square, Copenhagen by Hackett Hall McKnight

Marseille Vieux Port by Foster + Partners

Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Extension Joachimstrasse 11, Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects

Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich by Foster + Partners

Nuovo Centro Civico in Scandicci, Florence by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Metro Station Amsterdam by Maccreanor Lavington

The Blue Planet, Katstrup by 3XN Architects Credits Adamm Moerk

Images courtesy RIBA

    Britten Pears Archive 13

    Britten Pears Archive

    Aldeburgh / United Kingdom / 2013

    Hargood Close 18

    Hargood Close

    Colchester / United Kingdom / 2013

    St George's Chapel 4

    St George's Chapel

    Great Yarmouth / United Kingdom / 2012

    Drapers' Academy 11

    Drapers' Academy

    London / United Kingdom / 2012

    Brent Civic Centre 18

    Brent Civic Centre

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    King's Cross Station 65

    King's Cross Station

    London / United Kingdom / 2012

    London 2012 Aquatics Center 130

    London 2012 Aquatics Center

    London / United Kingdom / 2011

    The Shard / London Bridge Tower 296

    The Shard / London Bridge Tower

    London / United Kingdom / 2012

    The London Library 20

    The London Library

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    London School Of Economics student centre 56

    London School Of Economics student centre

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    Luker House 19

    Luker House

    London / United Kingdom / 2014

    One Pancras Square 9

    One Pancras Square

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    Lens House 35

    Lens House

    London / United Kingdom / 2012

    Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions 5

    Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions

    London / United Kingdom / 2014

    Tate Britain, Millbank Project 17

    Tate Britain, Millbank Project

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    The New Generation Youth and Community Centre 10

    The New Generation Youth and Community Centre

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    Everyman Theatre 47

    Everyman Theatre

    Liverpool / United Kingdom / 2013

    Manchester Metropolitan University 9

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester / United Kingdom / 2012

    Cliff House 74

    Cliff House

    Galtrigill / United Kingdom / 2013

    HOUSEN7 51


    Heanish / United Kingdom / 2012

    John Henry Brookes Building 36

    John Henry Brookes Building

    Oxford / United Kingdom / 2014

    Mary Rose Museum 36

    Mary Rose Museum

    Portsmouth / United Kingdom / 2013

    Boarding House 23

    Boarding House

    Brighton / United Kingdom / 2014

    Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft 14

    Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

    Ditchling / United Kingdom / 2013

    Red Bridge House 62

    Red Bridge House

    Forest Row / United Kingdom / 2013

    The Ritblat Building 19

    The Ritblat Building

    Tonbridge / United Kingdom / 2012

    Ospray Quay 0

    Ospray Quay

    Weymouth / United Kingdom / 2012

    Porthmeor artists' studios renovation 1

    Porthmeor artists' studios renovation

    St Ives / United Kingdom / 2013

    Library of Birmingham 66

    Library of Birmingham

    Birmingham / United Kingdom / 2013

    Departments Of Law And Central Administration 10

    Departments Of Law And Central Administration

    Vienna / Austria / 2013



    Vienna / Austria / 2013

    The Blue Planet 226

    The Blue Planet

    Copenhagen / Denmark / 2013

    Danish National Maritime Museum 193

    Danish National Maritime Museum

    Elsinore / Denmark / 2013

    Marseille Vieux Port 113

    Marseille Vieux Port

    Marseille’s old port / France / 2013

    Baakenhafen Bridge 13

    Baakenhafen Bridge

    Hamburg / Germany / 2013

    Extension Joachimstrasse 11 34

    Extension Joachimstrasse 11

    Berlin / Germany / 2013

    Lenbachhaus Museum 11

    Lenbachhaus Museum

    Munich / Germany / 2013

    Nuovo Centro Civico 29

    Nuovo Centro Civico

    Scandicci / Italy / 2013

    Metro Station 40

    Metro Station

    Amsterdam / Netherlands / 2014