Sixteen buildings in the East of England shortlisted for RIBA architecture awards

A multi-storey car park in Cambridge has joined private homes, further education facilities and artists’ studios on a list of sixteen projects shortlisted in the region by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in this year’s RIBA East Awards 2015. Thirty-eight entries were received for buildings in the East of England this year.

The buildings that have been shortlisted are:

Bedfordshire
The Swiss Garden, Biggleswade by Christopher Garrand Consultancy with Weal Architects
Harrold House, Bedford by NISSEN RICHARDS studio

Cambridgeshire
Abode, Great Kneighton by Proctor & Matthews Architects
Alconbury Incubator Building, Huntingdon by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
UTC Cambridge by Hawkins Brown Architects
Addenbrooke’s Multi Storey Car Park, Cambridge by Allies and Morrison & Devereux Architects
EMBL – EBI South Building, Hinxton by Abell Nepp
Eden Street Backway, Cambridge by DPA Architects, Cambridge
EF Language School, Cambridge by NRAP, Cambridge

Hertfordshire
UH Prince Edward Hall, Hatfield by Vincent and Gorbing

Norfolk
The Great Hospital, Norwich by Cowper Griffith Architects, Cambridge
Old Barn, Melton Constable by Rural Office for Architecture
Westlegate Tower, Norwich by 5th Studio, Cambridge
Bob Champion Research and Education Building, Norwich by Hawkins Brown Architects

Suffolk
Stackyard, nr Diss by Mole Architects, Cambridge
The Studios, Aldeburgh by SOUP Architects

Jon Greenfield, Chairman of RIBA East, welcomed the news:

“We have seen a diverse range of entries this year and it’s really great to see clients pushing for good design across such a broad spectrum, from small art studios through to a towering multi-storey car park – the first we’ve seen being entered for an Award. All the architecture practices and their clients are to be congratulated for getting this far and I look forward to hearing the jury’s verdict next month.”

All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury in March, with the winners of an RIBA East Award being announced during the evening of Thursday 16 April 2015 at a celebratory event at Robinson College, Cambridge. Regional winners will then go forward to be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.