• 17 Sep 2021

Grafton Architects’ Kingston Town House on Stirling Prize Shortlist

Congratulations to Grafton Architects on their shortlisting for the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize, given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment.

“The challenging brief framed a bold aspiration to design the beating heart for Kingston University within a building worthy of the international stage. Combining two dynamically opposed uses – dance studio and library - the result is both technically and spatially excellent, generating a warm, dynamic energy that truly captures the spirit of learning”, write the RIBA. 

Only six works are in the running for this prize: 15 Clerkenwell Close by Groupwork; Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects; Key Worker Housing, Eddington, Cambridge by Stanton Williams; Kingston University London, Town House by Grafton Architects; Tintagel Castle Footbridge by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates; and Windermere Jetty Museum by Carmody Groarke.

A film and information on all 6 projects is available on: https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-stirling-prize.

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