RIBA’s Stirling Prize 2018 Shortlist
We are delighted that – Chadwick Hall - our project for student residences at the University of Roehampton has made this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist. The Prize is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to the best building in the UK and is judged against a range of criteria including design vision and capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors.
Below is a comment from the RIBA panel assessing the design of Chadwick Hall,
“This is a good example of timeless architecture. It is inspiring while remaining simple. The scheme’s success is also based on a skilful master plan with sensitive arrangement of the blocks within the landscape, existing listed building and the restored sunken garden. The concept is a nod both to Georgian architecture as well as to a Modernist block of flats to the Northwest boundary of the site. The design becomes a backdrop for the listed building and the sunken garden. It gives them the importance and provides a setting for social gathering.”