The Royal Institute of British Architects just announced 102 buildings that were awarded for the 2010 Awards. These buildings, 93 sprawled across the UK and 9 in the rest of the EU, include 6 which were nominated for the Stirling Prize. More about the winners and more images after the break.
The awarded projects were quite varied; they included a small circular bathroom for bus drivers in London, an art museum in Berlin, a zero-carbon house, and even an energy substation for the 2012 Olympics. An added feature of the RIBA Awards this year was the category of public spaces which included pavilions and monuments.
Some architects were multiple winners, and the highest number of RIBA Awards went to Rick Mather Architects (4 awards). Many of the UK’s prominent architects are awarded this year for their work outside of the UK with Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Tony Fretton all winning an RIBA Award for buildings in the EU.
RIBA President Ruth Reed said, ‘The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards, this year’s awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas. The RIBA Awards always give an opportunity for gem-like small projects and less established practices to shine through and this year is no exception. Far from being a size prize, the RIBA Awards are for buildings that offer value to people’s lives. I am looking forward to seeing an exciting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.”
Check out AD for previous coverage of winning buildings such as Hadid’s MAXXI Museum, Haworth Tompkins’ Aldeburgh Music, dRMM”s Clapham Manor Primary School, or even our interview with winner David Chipperfield. Complete list of winners.