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Foster + Partners' Maggie's at The Christie won RIBA's building of the year award

RIBA Regional Awards: ‘The truly exceptional emerges’

RIBA North West last night announced its winners of seven regional awards, including designs by Rafael Vinoly, Foster + Partners, and Stephenson Studio.

The judging panel visited 12 shortlisted buildings in April, before announcing the winners at an event at the Manchester School of Art on Wednesday 24 May.

Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester by Foster + Partners, took home the North West Building of the Year Award, which was won last year by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool by BDP.

Graham Morrison, North West regional jury chair, commented: “This year’s awards represent two parallel but linked trends. One is characterised by a dominant interest in the value of re-used existing buildings that benefit from regeneration. The other is the regenerative effect of new buildings themselves.

“Though ‘ordinary’ buildings such as housing or offices are coming close to an award-winning level, they are, in their nature, ‘pathfinders’ and there is an understandable caution in their level of investment. This risk pattern favours the existing buildings that more obviously benefit from previous investment but when this caution is eclipsed by confidence, the truly exceptional emerges and this is evidenced by this year’s overall winner.”

THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS:


Stoller Hall at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, by Stephenson Studio

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Photography by Daniel Hopkinson


City Football Academy, Manchester, by Rafael Vinoly Architects

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Photography by James Thorp


Finlays Warehouse, Manchester, by Stephenson Studio 

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Photography by Andrew Wall


Liverpool Philharmonic by Caruso St John Architects

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Photography by Hélène Binet


Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester, by Foster + Partners

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Photography by Nigel Young


Oldham Town Hall, by BDP Architects 

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Photography by Paul Karalius


Stubbs Mill, Manchester, by Sixtwo Architects

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Photography by Jason Byrne

In addition to the seven RIBA regional awards, projects were eligible to win one or more RIBA special awards. The winners are:

Building of the Year Award sponsored by Marley Eternit: Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building

Client of the Year Award sponsored by Tobermore: City Football Group

Project Architect of the Year Award sponsored by Taylor Maxwell: Diego Teixeira, for Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building

Emerging Practice of the Year Award sponsored by Taylor Maxwell: Sixtwo Architects

Conservation Award: Oldham Town Hall

Sustainability Award sponsored by Geberit: City Football Academy

 

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