Wood Award, Structural Award

Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxfordshire | Niall McLaughlin Architects

Solid and beautifully finished, the exterior suggests that there will be something special inside, but as one enters through the external oak doors, the result is still a surprise and a delight. The judges were knocked out by this building. Its soaring and elegant structure made it a worthy winner of the structural award – and its numinous quality, in which the timber plays a vital role, also made it the unquestioned winner of the Gold Award.

Source: RIBA Journal