RIBA Awards 2018 – Latest

RIBA Awards 2018

The 2018 RIBA Award winners have finally been announced and we are delighted to announce that two projects we worked on won RIBA London Region Awards!

First up, Salters’ Hall

The project is a restoration and extension of a 1976 Basil Spence building in the City of London. This original structure was – and is – and extraordinary thing. Designed for The Salters, an ancient livery company, it combines post-war bold brutalism with a world of ritual and tradition and its associated paraphernalia and memorabilia. This contrast is inevitably very visible on the inside once a layer of inhabitation and ornament are added, but also there in the form of the building, which seems like a little white concrete castle.

In the C21st, the Salters needed, both economically and practically to secure the building’s life: to ensure that it was brought back into good repair and economical to run, and to make better use of its spaces – continuing to meet their own needs while also providing appropriate spaces to hire out to others and creating additional office space for rent to ensure ongoing income.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Client: The Worshipful Company of Salters

Architect: De Metz Forbes Knight Architects

And secondly:

Ivydale Primary School

This new building doubles the school's existing capacity to accommodate key stage two children in a four form entry primary school. The new school sits nearby the existing Victorian school building yet still feels part of the same school.

The strong distinctive graphic and colour scheme on the front facade continues within. This colour palette is calming and welcoming, while providing students with a more 'grown up' feel as a stepping stone to secondary school.

This characterful and delightful building is the result of the team work and great working relationship between the whole team. The head teacher, architect and Southwark Council all engaged and invested in the project.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Client:  The London Borough of Southwark

Architect: Hawkins\Brown, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown