As the winners of the RIBA Regional Awards are being announced these days, we are pleased to share that two more of our projects have received an award this week.
Thames Hospice designed with KKE Architects won an RIBA South Award. The Client too has been celebrated and received the Client of the Year Award for this regional area.
“This hospice is a building programme that has to negotiate a lot of practicalities and institutional regulations, and it has been done here with the conviction from both client and architect that this must be compatible with good design and spatial delight. It is also a building type that, for many, might carry negative connotations, so although it may sound slightly strange to say, this scheme deserves an award because it has created some lovely spaces in which to live and die.”
St Edwards School in Oxford has received a RIBA South Award. Designed with TSH Architects, the three new buildings complete the School’s quadrangle and provide additional space for assembly, performance, learning and teaching.
“The three pitched roofs and gable ends of the L-shaped Christie Centre echo the existing formal language across the site, whereas the oval mass of Olivier Hall is clearly something different, denoting its status as a place of communal assembly. “ The oval shape of the hall “is a geometry that embraces and includes and, combined with the warmth of the acoustic timber panelling, the hall feels impressive but not hierarchical or too formal.”
Our congratulations to the design teams involved.