RIBA National Awards announced

Weston Street, White Collar Factory, and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre have won 2018 RIBA National Awards, announced today

RIBA judges commented that White Collar Factory’s ‘ambition and level of innovation of the brief and concept development is high’, and they noted ‘the confidence that the client had in trusting their own instincts and their architect's ideas’. Weston Street, meanwhile, was praised for its use of board-marked concrete and timber but also its ‘sense of fun providing an alternative model for the modern home.’ Highlighting the architects’ ‘sustained commitment, skill and ingenuity’ in addressing the physical and economic constraints at Liverpool’s Royal Court they commented that ‘a real sense of welcome, delight and even theatrical grandeur have been achieved... a difficult urban site has been made more civic and welcoming.’

RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture, and may be considered for the Stirling Prize shortlist. Find out more about this year’s winners here.