2009 RIBA Award Winners Announced – RIBA

“The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented across the country today with 103 buildings in the UK and Europe winning awards (97 in the UK and six in the rest of the EU).

The RIBA Award-winning buildings range from an Observatory at Kielder in Northumberland to the Liverpool One regeneration and retail masterplan, from a private house at Dungeness to Wexford Opera House in South East Ireland. Health centres, notably for Cancer, are well represented here as are retail buildings in their many forms, including John Lewis in Leicester and the Reiss and Monsoon headquarters in London. Seaside buildings and regeneration projects also feature in various guises. The architects whose work has been honoured this year range from small practices to large, international ones. There are also some multiple winners such as Allies and Morrison (4 awards), Hawkins/Brown (3 awards), BDP (3 awards), Niall Mclaughlin Architects (4 awards) and Penoyre & Prasad (3 awards)”

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Chelsea Flower Show award for Daily Telegraph heralds new age of modernism – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph reports

“The garden designed by Swedish landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell was praised for managing to merge clean, crisp Scandinavian lines with pretty English elements.

The “iconic modern garden” is expected to set a trend for more minimalist designs in gardens around Britain and launch a global career for Mr Nordfjell.”

SOURCE: Telegraph.co.uk – Chelsea Flower Show award for Daily Telegraph heralds new age of modernism

Top architects attack Prince Charles — again – Times Online

Times Online reports

“THE Prince of Wales has been criticised by some of the world’s leading architects for “using his privileged position” to intervene in the design of a controversial luxury development in one of the most attractive parts of London.”

SOURCE: Times Online – Top architects attack Prince Charles — again –

Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened – West 8

West 8 reports

“Saturday the 18th of April the new pedestrian bicycle bridge ‘The Twist’, designed by West 8 for the City of Vlaardingen, was officialy opened at the shores of the Vlaardingse Vaart in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In February the iconic bridge was already installed at its final destination becoming an expressive sculpture that establishes the moment of ‘crossing’. Now people can also use the bridge to cross the Vlaardingse Vaart as it is a crucial link within the regional bicycle path network.”

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SOURCE: West 8 – Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened

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Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition – Arch Daily

Arch Daily reports

“Amsterdam city planning councilman Maarten van Poelgeest announced the winner of the adaptive reuse design competition for the two former sewage treatment silos in Amsterdam’s Zeeburg district: the Annie MG Schmidt House.

Arons en Gelauff architects, landscape architect Rob Aben, and Janneke Hooymans (This is Jane-interior design).”

SOURCE: ArchDaily – Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition: Annie MG Schmidt House

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Pennine Lancashire Squared design winners announced » 24dash.com

24dash.com reports

“The first two winners have been announced in the Pennine Lancashire Squared architecture competition which aims to create six public ‘squares’.

Inspirational concept designs from Manchester-based Landscape Projects and from Civic Architects and Colour: Urban Design Ltd, for high profile public spaces in Accrington and Burnley respectively, have triumphed in the prestigious multi-site contest, commissioned by regeneration agency Elevate.”

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Croke Park architects win award – The Irish Times

The Irish Times reports

“The architectural practice of Gilroy McMahon was today awarded the highest honour in Irish architecture for its work on Croke Park Stadium.

President Mary McAleese today presented the firm with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Gold Medal, which has been awarded since 1934 to a building of exceptional merit.”

SOURCE: The Irish Times – Croke Park architects win award

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