Riba Stirling Prize: Kingston University complex named UK's best new building

Riba Stirling Prize: Kingston University complex named UK's best new building

Riba Stirling Prize: Kingston University complex named UK's best new building - Published Kingston University London's student Town House has been named the UK's best new building, winning the prestigious Riba Stirling Prize 2021. The "warm, dynamic" building, which contains a dance studio and library, was designed by Grafton Architects to encourage collective learning. Judges of the annual architecture award described it as "a theatre for life" and "a warehouse of ideas". It topped a shortlist of six buildings, which included housing for key workers. 'The future of education' Architect Lord Foster, chair of this year's prize jury, said Town House "seamlessly brings together student and town communities, creating a progressive new model for higher education, well deserving of international acclaim and attention". He said it was a "highly original …
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