The winners for the annual American Institute of Architects UK Excellence in Design Awards were announced a t ceremony last week at the Lillian Bayliss studio at Sadler’s Wells in London.
The honoured six projects and firms are:
Wexford Opera House by Keith Williams with the Irish Government’s Office of Public Works;
The Neues Museum by David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap;
Campus Palmas Altas by Rogers Stirk and Harbour;
House in Gollen, West Cork by Niall McLaughlin;
Westminster Academy by HMM;
and a composter in Edinburgh by Groves-Raines Architects.
The awards recognise and honours excellence in design by UK-based architects for projects anywhere in the world as well as by architects anywhere in the world for projects in the UK. These awards are highly valued by architects because they confer trans-Atlantic recognition. In past years this broad mix has resulted in winning projects from, amongst others, the offices of DeRijke Marsh Morgan, Foster & Partners, Rick Mather, Zaha Hadid, Panter Hudspith, Gianni Botsford Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Sauerbruch Hutton, Allies & Morrison, Will Alsop and David Chipperfi.
These Awards are highly valued by architects because they confer trans-Atlantic recognition. Entries are sought from architects based in Britain, and from architects throughout the world for built projects in the UK.
The jury comprised Deborah Bartlett, London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority; Eva Jiricna, Eva Jiricna Architects; David Morley, David Morley Architects; David Porter, Mackintosh School of Architecture; Peter Rees – City Planning Officer, Corporation of London; and Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects.