The big reveal: RIBA London announces the winners of its 2016 Regional Awards

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It only feels like yesterday that the annual RIBA London Regional Awards shortlist was announced; now word has arrived about the lucky – and worthy – winners.

From a rich total of 68 projects, the juries – as per the RIBA tradition, the capital was divided in four territories; south, north, east and west – have now selected 36 winning schemes.

There’s rich pickings to be had as the list includes from a new home for the Ravens in the Tower of London; a Japanese-take on the London terraced house; and a new centre of excellence for brain research. There’s a twin win for architects DSDHA, both their Corner House and their Covert House were chosen for an award. The list also spans several more housing, leisure, education and commercial wins. 

Meanwhile, Tim Ronalds Architects’ restoration of the 18th and 19th century buildings of the Wilton’s Music Hall scooped the prestigious title of RIBA London Building of the Year.

These – and the rest of Britain’s – regional winners mark the beginning for the 2016 RIBA Awards cycle. Later in the year, the combined selection of winners will in turn be considered for the highly coveted RIBA National Awards, while the winner of the latter offer the shortlist for the big winner of the year, the RIBA Stirling Prize, announced in the autumn of 2016. As ever, watch this space. 

The awards ceremony was held earlier tonight at the Stirling Prize shortlisted University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building, which houses the University’s Architecture Department.

61 Oxford Street, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

61 Oxford Street by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. 

(Image credit: Timothy Soar)

Alphabeta by Studio RHE Ltd

Alphabeta by Studio RHE Ltd. 

(Image credit: Hufton + Crow)

ARK All Saints Academy and Highshore School, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

ARK All Saints Academy and Highshore School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. 

(Image credit: Timothy Soar)

Corner House by DSDHA

Corner House by DSDHA. 

(Image credit: Christoffer Rudquist)

Covert House by DSDHA

Covert House by DSDHA. 

(Image credit: Christoffer Rudquist)

Curzon Bloomsbury by Takero Shimazaki Architects

Curzon Bloomsbury by Takero Shimazaki Architects. 

(Image credit: Helene Binet)

Ely Court, South Kilburn by Alison Brooks Architects Ltd

Ely Court, South Kilburn by Alison Brooks Architects Ltd. 

(Image credit: Paul Riddle)

Gagosian Gallery, Mayfair by TateHindle

Gagosian Gallery, Mayfair by TateHindle. 

(Image credit: Philip Vile)

Garden House by Hayhurst and Co

Garden House by Hayhurst and Co. Photography: Killian O'Sullivan

(Image credit: Killian O'Sullivan)

Godson Street by Edgley Design

Godson Street by Edgley Design.

(Image credit: Jack Hobhouse)

Graveney School Sixth Form Block by Urban Projects Bureau

Graveney School Sixth Form Block by Urban Projects Bureau. 

(Image credit: Killian O'Sullivan)

Greenwich Gateway Pavilions, London, by Marks Barfield Architects

Greenwich Gateway Pavilions by Marks Barfield Architects. 

(Image credit: Timothy Soar)

Greenwich Housing by Bell Phillips Architects

Greenwich Housing by Bell Phillips Architects. 

(Image credit: Edmund Sumner)

House of Trace, London, by Tsuruta Architects

House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects. 

(Image credit: Tim Croker)

Kingston Ancient Market Place and Stalls by Tonkin Liu

Kingston Ancient Market Place and Stalls by Tonkin Liu. Photography: Olivier Favrel

(Image credit: Olivier Favrel)

Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, London, by Allies And Morrison and PM Devereux

Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute by Allies and Morrison. 

(Image credit: Stale Eriksen)

Merchant Square Footbridge by Knight Architects

Merchant Square Footbridge by Knight Architects. 

(Image credit: Peter Cook)

Modern Mews by Coffey Architects

Modern Mews by Coffey Architects. 

(Image credit: Timothy Soar)

Modern Side Extension by Coffey Architects

Modern Side Extension by Coffey Architects.

(Image credit: Timothy Soar)

Newport Street Gallery, London, by Caruso St John Architects

Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St John Architects. 

(Image credit: Helene Binet)

Ravens Enclosure, HM Tower of London by Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Ravens Enclosure, HM Tower of London by Llowarch Llowarch Architects.

(Image credit: Jack Hobhouse)

RCA Battersea by Haworth Tompkins

RCA Battersea by Haworth Tompkins. 

(Image credit: Philip Vile)

Regent High School, London, by Walters Cohen Architects

Regent High School by Walters & Cohen Architects. 

(Image credit: Dennis Gilbert)

Royal Road by Panter Hudspith Architects

Royal Road by Panter Hudspith Architects. 

(Image credit: Morley von Sternberg)

Sir John Soanes Museum, London, by Julian Harrap Architects

Sir John Soane's Museum by Julian Harrap Architects LLP. 

(Image credit: Gareth Gardner)

The Bath House Children's Community Centre by Lipton Plant Architects

The Bath House Children's Community Centre by Lipton Plant Architects. 

(Image credit: David Vintiner)

The Plimsoll Building by David Morley Architects

The Plimsoll Building by David Morley Architects. 

(Image credit: John Sturrock)

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Long Wards by Peregrine Bryant Architecture and Building Conservation

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Long Wards by Peregrine Bryant Architecture and Building Conservation. 

(Image credit: June Buck)

Thornsett Road by Allies and Morrison

Thornsett Road by Allies and Morrison. 

(Image credit: Stale Eriksen)

Tin House by Henning Stummel Architects

Tin House by Henning Stummel Architects. 

(Image credit: Luke Caulfield)

Trafalgar Place, London, by dRMM Architects

Trafalgar Place - Elephant and Castle by dRMM Architects. 

(Image credit: Alex De Rijke)

Turnmill, London, by Piercy & Company

Turnmill by Piercy&Company. 

(Image credit: Al Crow)

Vaudeville Court by Levitt Bernstein

Vaudeville Court by Levitt Bernstein. 

(Image credit: Tim Crocker)

Waddesdon Bequest Gallery by Stanton Williams

Waddesdon Bequest Gallery by Stanton Williams. 

(Image credit: Hufton + Crow)

Wilton's Music Hall, London, by Tim Ronalds Architects

Wilton's Music Hall by Tim Ronalds Architects. 

(Image credit: Helene Binet)

INFORMATION

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).